Pa. Ruling May Open Floodgates On Cybersecurity Suits

Law360 (November 27, 2018, 8:44 PM EST) -- A recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling opening one of the state's largest private employers up to possible liability for a cyberattack that compromised personal data of tens of thousands of workers has attorneys warning of a potential flood of new privacy lawsuits from employees and consumers alike.

The justices ruled last Wednesday that the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's collection of sensitive personal information from workers in the course of their employment meant that it had a common law duty to exercise "reasonable care" to protect that information.

In the wake of the ruling, Duane Morris LLP partner Sandra Jeskie told...

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