Re-read my post, Whiteguy. I said it was irresponsible to allow ex
-Air Canada employees access to load information. If the information was as sensitive as Air Canada has claimed then why allow people to view it if they no longer work for the company?
I've yet to read anything that says we (Westjet) didn't do what is alledged, so I'm assuming that we did. However, Air Canada is going to have a hard time claiming damages. If Air Canada knew that someone was accessing the employee website, why did they let it continue for however many months (10 in total)? It could be argued that AC
was building its case, but that's garbage. Air Canada is just as liable to have allowed the continued access (200,000+ hits!??!) as Westjet is to have accessed it. Toss in SARS, 9/11, downturn in the economy, increased competition domestically, and whatever other reasons Air Canada has given for poor results, and its hard to put a number on "damages".
I'm not saying what we did was right, I've maintained that position from the start. This case is going to be very interesting to follow, especially when we can hear both sides of the story in greater, more truthful detail.