Bloomberg Law
May 10, 2022, 4:46 PMUpdated: May 10, 2022, 6:13 PM

California Bar Risks Lawyer Suits After Data Breach Notices (2)

Jake Holland
Jake Holland

The State Bar of California’s plan to notify attorneys whose names were exposed in a data breach of disciplinary records may spur litigation from lawyers who feel their reputations have been tarnished.

The California bar said it will send notices to complainants, witnesses, and respondents whose names appeared in the over 320,000 confidential records that were posted on a third-party site and available from October 2021 to February 2022. It said it wasn’t legally required to provide the notifications, but would do so regardless.

“We are taking these steps because we believe it’s the right thing to do,” said Leah ...

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