In prior posts, we have highlighted why it is important for companies to protect proprietary information, as such data can be vital to the success of a business. It also can have legal implications because of how negligent perseveration of private information, especially employees’ personal data, can be actionable.
A recent ruling by an administrative law judge exemplifies this. According to a recent mercurynews.com report, the judge issued a preliminary decision that limited the number of Google employees whose private information must be turned over to labor department employees. The ruling stems from a department probe into pay discrimination claims raised earlier this year.