State Legislation: West Virginia: Information Security
A new West Virginia law (formerly S.B. 340) requires that any individual or company that owns or licenses computerized data containing the personal information of others provide notice of security breaches. The law requires notification of anyone whose unencrypted and unredacted information was accessed, or was believed to be accessed, by an unauthorized person.
A company is not liable for injuries sustained in a vehicle accident caused by one of its employees. The employee, though driving a company truck, was acting outside the scope of his employment when the accident occurred because the employee was traveling to meet his wife on a purely personal errand.
A state appeals court has ruled that a company’s noncompete agreement is unenforceable because it is overbroad. The court ruled that the company has “no protectable interest in public information” and “cannot deem by fiat all information…acquired through employment is confidential.”