Trial question: Did Boeing employee have access to files?
Andrea James of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer writes Wednesday that the central question surrounding the trial of a former Boeing employee accused of downloading internal documents and giving them to a Seattle TimesÂ business reporterÂ focuses on whether he had access to the files because of his job.
James wrote, “Boeing tracked Eastman’s computer activities, and soon, the Seattle Police Department obtained a warrant to arrest Eastman and search his home. Seattle police found thousands of documents on Eastman’s home computer.
“Maus used a computer forensics tool to scan those documents to see if they corresponded with articles in The Times and the P-I.
“Maus said he found 16 documents that informed the Times articles, and about 10 more documents that were likely to be source material, but the forensics tool wasn’t certain. Among the leaked data were production rate numbers and information on where Boeing would build its 787, about how much labor was required to build the 787, and about assembly times and sales figures.”
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