Apple has issued a letter of rejection and abandonment to authors and editor of a new book entitled App Store privacy claiming that Apple's manager had previously disclosed it. Apple announces that Tom Sadowski violates his contract of employment by disclosing company secrets of significant economic value. The book, released in German, was published yesterday as an ebook and as it looks.
From "give up and quit" to a secret contract
In the letter, Apple's lawyers asked Sadski and Murmann Verlag, their editor, that stop the distribution of the book, remove the already circulated copies and destroy all manuscripts. Murmann and Sadowski declined to comply with the request.
Tom Sadowski, who was in charge of the German app store until November 2019, denies that he revealed any secret your company. However, Apple insists that it violates its agreement and that confidentiality applies to all employees equally. This is how she states in a statement:
Apple has long promoted freedom of the press and has supported writers of all kinds. We regret how Apple's long-standing employee has broken our employment relationship, but his action did not leave the decision without termination, a decision approved by the company committee. All employees should have reasonable expectations that employment policies will be applied equally and fairly to all, too All companies should have reasonable expectation that their business activities will be kept confidential.
The fact is that all employees sign confidentiality contracts according to their different jobs. Many have private clauses in the same contract, some, in particular senior managers sign confidentiality contracts to see their contracts
So far, Apple's move has given the book public to something known as the Streisand effect. No doubt Apple will not remain idle considering that the company's interests have been illegally damaged.
Source | Focus