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Joe Whitley Discusses Office of Personnel Management Data Breach with Law360


The Office of Personnel Management's revelation that hackers stole the personal information for 21.5 million federal employees and applicants has privacy experts concerned that the information could be used to blackmail or target law enforcement agents, given the amount of private information gleaned from top-level security clearances. In this Law360 article, Joe Whitley, former general counsel for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and former acting associate attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice, notes the cyberattack has created an environment where someone in a sensitive government position could get blackmailed. 

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