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Company warns ex-employees not to talk to journalists

February 21, 2020

Posted by Chris Roush

Former employees of Crux Informatics received a memo stating that former employees who had signed severance agreements could be sued by the data company if they were found to be speaking with journalists or making online comments about the company, reports Business Insider reporters Bradley Saacks and Dan DeFrancesco.

Saacks and DeFrancesco report, “The memo, which was viewed by Business Insider, was sent by the firm’s CFO Marie Sonde following a story written by Business Insider on the firm’s changes to its executive and technology teams, including the closure of its San Francisco office, over the last 18 months.

“The memo notes that Business Insider did not publish ‘confidential’ information in its story, but that ‘they made it clear that former employees of Crux had divulged to them information that Crux would consider to be confidential.’

“The firm did not disclose in the memo what query from Business Insider this was related to and declined our requests to comment.”

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