A Warning to Law Firms and Litigants: Unlawful Disclosure of PHI in Litigation Can Lead to Trouble

By Joshua Mooney, White and Williams LLP   The handling of sensitive data with appropriate care in litigation is a critical aspect of legal practice. Recent ABA Formal Opinions 477 and 483 discuss requirements for securing protected client information and lawyers’ obligations after a cyberattack. Conduct during litigation is no different. Unless stated otherwise by
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California’s New Data Protection Law Undergoing Scrutiny Ahead of Effective Date

By Chase Wright, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC   Last year, the California legislature enacted the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, to date the most comprehensive data protection law passed in the United States. Commonly referred to as the “CCPA”, the new legislation is California’s response to growing data privacy concerns, particularly due to
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SB 308 Proposes 14-Day Data Breach Notice Requirement for Pennsylvania Businesses

By Thomas S. Markey and Chase J. Wright, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC   In today’s tech-reliant business environment, companies increasingly maintain and store records electronically. With the luxury of going paperless comes the risks surrounding a potential data breach. If such a breach occurs and certain personal information is compromised, all U.S. states require
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U.S. Senate Celebrates Anniversary of World Wide Web with Hearings on Data Privacy Legislation

By Thomas S. Markey, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC   Facebook.  Google.  Yahoo.  These companies, and many more, have made headlines related to their expansive collection and use of personal information, and for data breaches exposing that information.  Now, as the World Wide Web celebrates its 30th birthday, Congress considers whether a national data privacy
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PBA Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Committee Members Moderate a Discussion on Dittman v. UPMC

By Devin Chwastyk and Thomas Markey,  McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC    PBA Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Committee members Devin Chwastyk and Thomas Markey recently moderated a roundtable discussion on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court data breach case Dittman v. UPMC. In Dittman, Pennsylvania’s highest court held that employers owe their employees a duty to exercise
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