Sony Pictures settles with former employees in data breach lawsuit

Sony Pictures has reached a settlement with former employees whose personal information (including financial and medical data) was posted online last year after a data breach.  The settlement agreement was announced just days before a court hearing scheduled for 14 September 2015 to decide whether the case would achieve class-action status.  The lawsuit alleged that Sony failed to protect employee’s data, especially in light of previous breaches of the company’s servers.

Link (WSJ): Sony Pictures settles with former employees in data breach lawsuit