The good news? There are technologies that can monitor and control the flow of information to and from employees’ computers and devices. Training on the correct handling of confidential information can be extremely effective. Consistent enforcement of confidentiality policies will encourage vigilance and discourage casual handling of information. Proper use of carefully drafted employment agreements can significantly improve an employer’s legal position. Careful assessment and preventive measures can make a big difference to an employer’s ability to protect its proprietary information in this age of electronic communication.