In November 2016, a Boeing employee experiencing difficulty formatting an Excel spreadsheet. Not realizing that hidden columns included birth dates and social security numbers for 36,000 Boeing employees, he emailed the spreadsheet to his wife, who was not a Boeing employee, so she could help. This seemingly innocent act prompted Boeing to launch an investigation
We all pretty much know the drill at this point. Organization announces data breach, sends out notices as required under state and/or federal law to those individuals that are affected, offers some kind of identity theft protection or credit monitoring service, awaits public criticism and backlash. The NLRB and the American Postal Workers Union (“AWPU”)…
The recent data breaches at Target, Home Depot, and Jimmy John’s have kept data privacy and security in the news lately. But from a legal perspective, there has never been much that the victims of these breaches could do to obtain a remedy in the absence of actual proof of identity or other theft. Indeed,…
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided.
Capital Club – 41 South High Street, 7th Floor
An employer’s human resources department can provide one-stop shopping for identity thieves, where they can find personnel records, benefits data, and payroll and tax records all in the same place. What…
A recent case highlights employers’ need to carefully control and monitor their vendor relationships to ensure that those vendors are taking all necessary precautions to protect the personal information of applicants and employees.
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