Posts Tagged ‘NCITPA’

Employees Sue Company For W-2 Phishing Scam. Federal Court Decides Triple Damages

According to a recent federal court decision, an employee who is tricked into sharing personal information in response to a phishing email can be seen as committing an intentional disclosure under the North Carolina Identity Theft Protection Act (NCITPA). As a result, the employer could face treble damages for the employee’s mistake, adding a new element to potential exposure for businesses. Employees who fall for CEO Fraud commit an “intentional disclosure”. Poyner Spruill’s J.M Durnovich was right to highlight this development, which was also picked up by the nationwide Law360 site. The failure to train employees may quickly become more…

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