Showpo accuses former employee of stealing customer data and giving it to new employer

Jessica Sier reports:

Online fashion house Showpo is suing one of its former graphic designers and fledgling online retailer Black Swallow for reputational damage and loss of sales alleging the woman stole the entire customer database and passed it on to her new employer.

In documents filed with the Federal Court, Showpo claims 24-year-old Melissa Aroutunian exported its 306,000-strong customer database before she left the company in September last year and passed it on to Black Swallow, which it claims then used the list to market itself as an affiliate of Showpo, using similar branding.

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