Huawei Offered T-Mobile Workers Bonuses for Trade Secrets - DOJ



That's all they would get for that. That's a bargain compared to how much it would cost to research those techs or purchase the rights.
 

s1mon7

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5 million "if found guilty" is pocket money for a company like Huawei. If the secrets are really worth such small amounts, this doesn't even seem worth covering, yet it blew up so hard lately. It's getting mixed up with the arrest and Iran sanctions though, which is another thing.
 

mrmez

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As a % of their net worth, that's the equivalent to fining the average American $500.

Maybe we need to start basing fines of a % of worth or earnings?

A $5 million fine for Huawei is like... #WorthIt
 

Co BIY

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If these were the only issues they should probably say "Sorry" with their fingers crossed behind their back and pull out the checkbook but ...

It's probably more like the tip of an iceberg. And admitting anything would set them up for civil lawsuits by the damaged parties.

Mr. Mez. - Basing the fines on the total value of the company encourages the government to target large successful companies based on their value rather than the violations they have committed. See multiple EU prosecutions/ US State Attorney General actions that that look closer to extortion than justice.

Agree though that the punishment should at least track with the value of the violation to the company and the damaged caused by the theft to victims.

I'm not sure the legal system is an effective means to deal with companies operating out of a lawless country.
 

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