Rockhurst University Sued for Employee Data Breach

May 24, 2016

Rockhurst University faces a potential class-action lawsuit from its employees following a data breach that exposed the personal information of 1,200 staff members, The Kansas City Star reported. The private, Jesuit liberal arts college, which is located in Kansas City, Mo., last month released information on employees' W-2 forms to a hacker impersonating a university official. Alexandria Stobbe, the university employee who filed the lawsuit, said in the complaint that the university's actions constitute a “flagrant disregard” for employees' privacy. The lawsuit is filed in the Jackson County District Court.

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