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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Recognizes Common Law Duty to Safeguard Employees’ Personal Data
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Recognizes Common Law Duty to Safeguard Employees’ Personal Data

On November 21, 2018, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court drastically changed the data breach litigation landscape by holding that an employer has a common law duty to use reasonable care to safeguard employees’ personal information stored on an Internet-accessible computer. The Court further held that Pennsylvania’s economic loss doctrine permits recovery for “purely pecuniary damages” on a negligence claim premised on a breach of such a duty.

UPMC employees filed a putative class action asserting negligence, invasion of privacy, and breach of implied contract claims

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