Court Finds Merit in Whistleblower Exception to Confidentiality Agreements

In Erhart v. BofI Holding, Inc., et al. 15-cv-02287-BAS-NLS (Feb. 14, 2017), the United States District Court for the Southern District of California held that enforcing a confidentiality agreement between an employee and employer would violate public policy where an employee appropriated company documents while purportedly acting as a whistleblower. The case is notable because […]

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Who is Responsible for Data?

In February, NFL player Jason Pierre-Paul and ESPN reached a settlement in Pierre-Paul’s invasion of privacy suit against ESPN and its reporter Adam Schefter.

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Ransomware on the Rise

According to a recent study cited in Business Insurance, ransomware attacks increased fourfold from 2015 to 2016. They are expected to double in 2017.

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PA Court Denies Common-Law Duty of Employers to Safeguard Employee Information

In Dittman v. UPMC d/b/a The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2017 PA Super. 8 (Jan. 12, 2017), the Superior Court of Pennsylvania held that an employer does not owe employees a duty to protect and safeguard personal and financial information from disclosure in a data breach resulting from an intrusion in its computer network.

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