Former senior executive Meta is sued for “stealing” papers

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Facebook’s parent company, Meta, has filed a lawsuit against Dipinder Singh Khurana, also known as TS Khurana, who served as its former vice president of infrastructure.

Dipinder Singh Khurana is accused by Meta of breaching his contract and acting in a “brazenly disloyal” manner in the complaint that was submitted on February 29 to a California state court.

Before departing Meta, Khurana, who spent 12 years working there, is accused of uploading a “trove of proprietary, susceptible, confidential, and non-public documents about Meta’s business and employees” to his personal Dropbox and Google Drive accounts. The documents purport to contain data on non-public commercial contracts, employee performance and compensation, and other related topics.

According to Meta, at least eight of the workers who were listed in the files that Khurana posted have now quit the company to work for Khurana’s new venture. According to the lawsuit, Khurana’s actions during and after his departure from Meta demonstrate a complete disdain for his legal and contractual obligations.

A representative for Meta emphasized the company’s dedication to safeguarding its proprietary data, saying, “Meta takes this kind of flagrant wrongdoing seriously. We’ll keep up our efforts to safeguard employee and company information.”

The latest legal action taken by big digital giants to protect their intellectual property is the one against Khurana. Google engineer Linwei Ding was charged earlier this month for allegedly stealing more than 500 private files from the corporation that contained trade secrets related to artificial intelligence.

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