Posted by on November 25, 2021 12:01 pm
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Pfizer Sues Long-Time Employee for Allegedly Downloading Thousands of Company Files Containing Trade Secrets

Pharmaceutical and biotechnology company Pfizer has sued a former employee for breaching her confidentiality agreement when she allegedly downloaded thousands of the company’s files, some of which contained trade secrets and confidential information, to her personal devices and attempted to “cover her tracks.” In a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, and obtained by NBC 7 San Diego, Pfizer accuses long-time employee Chun Xiao Li, the company’s associate director of statistics in its Global Product Development group, of uploading over 12,000 files, including scores of confidential documents, to a personal Google Drive account and onto other personal devices from a company-issued laptop without permission. The materials Li allegedly downloaded to her personal devices include a Sept. 24 presentation titled “E2E Clinical Development + Submissions Playbook” containing internal assessments and recommendations about the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, analysis regarding why the Pfizer and BioNTech relationship was successful compared to other partnerships, and the identification of critical data variables for drug …

Originally appeared on The Epoch Times

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