Incidence of Workplace Identity Theft Signals Need for Proactive Measures

New York Law Journal

Employers, who routinely collect basic identifying information for each employee, house a potential treasure trove for identity thieves. This article will describe employers’ potential exposure to employees' litigation when that treasure trove is looted and used by identity thieves, including their own employees. Littler recommends that employers implement a comprehensive data protection/privacy policy and prepare a contingency plan in the event that they and their employ­ees, nonetheless, fall victim to America’s fast­est-growing crime.