NJ Town Must Pay Costs Of Social Security Info Breach Suit

Law360, New York (April 9, 2013, 8:39 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey judge ruled Friday that five residents sued by a township that erroneously sent them employees' Social Security numbers must permanently delete the information, but ordered the town to pay the individuals' legal costs and set up a plan to prevent the information from being leaked again.

During a hearing, Superior Court Judge Edward Gannon directed Vernon township to pay the attorneys' fees and court costs that the five individuals incurred in defending against the town's suit accusing them of improperly disseminating the confidential...
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