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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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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Is Your Firm’s Data Secure? Common Law Firm Security Loopholes

By Jennifer Ellis, Esquire   Data breaches and identity theft are both serious and growing problems. Yet, many law firms fail to take the steps necessary to keep their clients’ information safe. Failure to protect not only your clients’ data, but the data of opposing parties, can lead to ethical issues, fines from government agencies
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