Thursday, July 06, 2006

Class Action Suit Against Union Pacific

A class action lawsuit has been filed in Iowa state court against Union Pacific railroad, alleging negligence due to a loss of personal information.

The lawsuit alleges that Union Pacific was negligent by failing to
protect employees' Social Security numbers, and for using SSN to identify employees.

In April, a laptop was stolen with the names and Social Security numbers of 30,000 current and retired Union Pacific employees.

UP notified the employees and for a year credit monitoring. In addition, the employee allegedly violated company policy when he transferred work files to a his computer at home.


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