Siemens cleared by Danish court

Siemens Wind Power has been cleared of any wrongdoing following a case of industrial espionage heard in Denmark this week, according to a judgement summary released by the Court of Aarhus today.

A former employee of the German company was given a six months prison sentence after being found guilty of gaining access to Hendricks Industries’ IT systems and transferring a number of emails and files to his own mailbox.

The man had previously worked for Hendricks Industries, a Danish producer of wind turbine towers and a supplier to Siemens.

The prosecutor also tried to make Siemens Wind Power responsible  for the infringements on the basis that they partly took place from its network, reportedly seeking a DKr90m (€12m) fine against the wind group – Log in to read complete article.

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