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'Leaks Uncool' According to Yahoo GC's Leaked Memo
As Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer prepares for a Tuesday unveiling of her new direction for the embattled web company, general counsel Ron Bell is getting some preliminary attention for a leaked internal memo he penned. Its title: Leaks Uncool.
Its never OK to share information in an internal memo EVEN if the company issues public communications about the same subject . . . We will fire employees who leak company confidential information and we will avail ourselves of all other legal remedies to protect those confidences.
And just to make sure his point was clear, Bell added, If you do it, you can go to jail and face a very large fine.
See also: "Yahoo CEO Mayer Promotes Ron Bell to General Counsel," CorpCounsel, August 2012.