Category: Pennsylvania Supreme Court

PBA Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Committee Members Moderate a Discussion on Dittman v. UPMC

By Devin Chwastyk and Thomas Markey,  McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC    PBA Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Committee members Devin Chwastyk and Thomas Markey recently moderated a roundtable discussion on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court data breach case Dittman v. UPMC. In Dittman, Pennsylvania’s highest court held that employers owe their employees a duty to exercise
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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Holds Employers Have Duty to Protect Employee Data from Cyberattacks

By Joshua Mooney   As much of the country’s workforce traveled on the Wednesday before the Thanksgiving holiday, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania issued a landmark decision in cybersecurity: under Pennsylvania law, employers have an independent duty to protect employee data from cyberattacks. Specifically, in Dittman v. UPMC, 2018 Pa. LEXIS 6051 (Pa. Nov. 21,
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Cyber Law: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Watch

By: Josh Mooney and Kate Woods,White and Williams LLP   The body of cybersecurity case law continues to grow. On April 10, 2018, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is set to hear arguments regarding employers’ liability for data breaches in Dittman v. UPMC.   Specifically, Pennsylvania’s justices will consider and ultimately decide whether UPMC had a
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