The Office of Personnel Management is trying to persuade a federal court to dismiss NTEU’s cyberbreach lawsuit, but the union is resisting that effort.
On July 27, NTEU filed a legal brief opposing OPM’s proposal to dismiss the lawsuit, which NTEU first filed last year and amended this past June. NTEU sued after the unprecedented cyberattacks on the personnel records of more than 20 million federal employees, retirees and their family members, including many union members.
The lawsuit, pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, alleges that OPM violated NTEU members’ constitutional right to informational privacy by failing to properly secure the records despite warnings about security deficiencies from OPM’s inspector general. [Click here to read more…]