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Josh Mooney Provides Insight on PA Supreme Court Cybersecurity Ruling

November 30, 2018

Josh Mooney, Co-chair of the Cyber Law and Data Protection Group, was interviewed by DataGuidance regarding The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s recent ruling recognizing a common law duty for data protection. Under Pennsylvania law, employers have an independent duty to protect employee data from cyberattacks.

Dittman is a reflection of the changing times. The lower courts observed that there were no generally accepted standards of care for data protection, and that employers should not have to incur significant costs in security measures when data breaches cannot be prevented. A court would never reach such a conclusion today,” Josh said.

Various media outlets have reached out to Josh for his insights regarding Dittman, the increasing regulation across the country and changing perceptions of cyberattacks.

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