Phone-Hacking Fallout: Lessons For Employers

Law360, New York (August 12, 2011, 10:32 AM EDT) -- It is a regular occurrence this decade — technological trickery grabs the headlines, as it has this summer with the cellphone-hacking scandal at News of the World. The world was shocked at revelations that journalists at the British tabloid had illegally “hacked” cellphones, obtaining confidential information from, among others, numerous celebrities and politicians.

The technological accomplishment behind the headlines is not itself shocking. Did any of us have any doubt that sufficiently skilled people could intercept our cellphone calls if they wanted? Yet the cellphone-hacking scandal...
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