Microsoft Sued by Employees who are Forced to View Child Pornography and Report it to the Government

Posted by Keith Hall | Jan 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

A recent article in the Seattle Post Intelligencer that you can view by clicking here, describes a lawsuit filed by employees of Microsoft who allege that "federal legislation imposed new duties on Microsoft in 2008 that required them and other tech companies to report child pornography and other crimes to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children".  

The two former Microsoft employees say they suffered irreparable psychological harm after spending years viewing graphic and violent content in their jobs as online safety monitors.

They were assigned to Microsoft's Online Safety Team according to court documents.  As part of their jobs, they were required "to witness horrible brutality, murder, indescribable sexual assaults, videos of humans dying and ... videos and photographs designed to entertain the most twisted and sick minded people in the world," the complaint says.

As criminal defense attorneys practicing in the field of sex crimes, we regularly see cases that are referred from these private companies.  

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