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No “publication” of IBM’s lost employee data, so no cyberinsurance coverage
  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • USA
  • May 19 2015

The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that IBM was not entitled to insurance for magnetic tapes that fell off a truck since there was "no evidence that

Employer is not vicariously liable for a rogue employee’s privacy breach
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • May 19 2015

Two employees were working together in a Government Department. One employee, (“Employee X”), looked at employment insurance file of a co-worker who

CFAA violation can be predicated on violation of company computer use policy, court finds
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • May 16 2015

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan has ruled, in American Furukawa, Inc., v. Hossain, that an employee at American Furukawa

FTC comments and background screeners
  • Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
  • USA
  • May 13 2015

I recognize this is a few days late, but the content is still timely. Last month I attended the NAPBS Mid-Year Conference in Washington, DC both as

BGD magazine -Spring 2015
  • Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP
  • USA
  • May 12 2015

There is no doubt that electronic data breaches are a hot topic. The widely-reported recent breaches of customer data are prime examples and chilling

Lack of information contacting the information commissioner was not a whistleblowing disclosure
  • Hogan Lovells
  • United Kingdom
  • May 11 2015

A work colleague had expressed concerns to the claimant in Barton v Royal Borough of Greenwich that his line manager had emailed home "hundreds" of

Healthcare employer lands in patient-privacy predicament
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • May 1 2015

Healthcare providers are required by law to maintain the privacy of most patient information, and there are good business reasons for medical

The case for cause with a single act of employee misconduct
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • April 29 2015

In Steel v. Coast Capital Savings Credit Union (PDF), the British Columbia Court of Appeal recently confirmed that a single incident of employee

Reflections & Expectations
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • Asia-Pacific, Central & Eastern Europe, European Union, France, Germany, Global, USA
  • April 28 2015

Everyone is talking about cybersecurity. And why not? In the past year, cyberattacks have made headlines as never before. Major companies in a number

British Columbia privacy commissioner finds that a public body’ s use of employee monitoring software violated employee privacy rights
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • April 21 2015

On March 30, 2015, the British Columbia Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner issued an Investigation Report regarding its finding that