Pennsylvania Supreme Court Holds Employers Have Duty to Protect Employee Data from Cyberattacks

By Joshua Mooney   As much of the country’s workforce traveled on the Wednesday before the Thanksgiving holiday, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania issued a landmark decision in cybersecurity: under Pennsylvania law, employers have an independent duty to protect employee data from cyberattacks. Specifically, in Dittman v. UPMC, 2018 Pa. LEXIS 6051 (Pa. Nov. 21,
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Cyber Law: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Watch

By: Josh Mooney and Kate Woods,White and Williams LLP The body of cybersecurity case law continues to grow. On April 10, 2018, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is set to hear arguments regarding employers’ liability for data breaches in Dittman v. UPMC.   Specifically, Pennsylvania’s justices will consider and ultimately decide whether UPMC had a duty
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