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Can Sony be held liable for the cyber attack against the company?




Two lawsuits have been filed by former Sony employees who say the company didn't do enough to protect their personal information.
Two lawsuits have been filed by former Sony employees who say the company didn't do enough to protect their personal information.
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On the heels of the Sony hack, two separate lawsuits have been filed by former employees who allege that the company didn't do enough to prevent hackers from stealing their personal information.

Thousands of current and former Sony employees have been impacted by the security breach. Hackers posted social security numbers, birth dates, and even some medical information to file-sharing sites.

But can companies really be held liable for a cyber attack? And if so, how might this change the nature of business in the future?

John Nockleby, a law professor and director of the Civil Justice Program at Loyola Law School, joins Take Two to explore those questions.