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"Economic Loss" Rule Bars Employee Data Breach Claims in PA

On May 28, 2015, a Pennsylvania court dismissed in its entirety a class action data breach case based two causes of action — negligence and implied contract — brought by employees against their employer because of a data breach. The Court sided with the defendant/employer and held that an employer’s only responsibility in a data breach of employee’s private information is to notify its employees of the breach under the State’s data breach law.  More ›