In order to better protect users from the predations of large tech companies amassing their data, commentators have argued that these companies should be considered information fiduciaries for the purposes of collection, use, storage, and disclosure of that data. This Essay considers the application of the “information fiduciary” label to employers in the context of employee data. Because employers are handling ever greater quantities of employee data, and because that data is becoming more sensitive and potentially damaging to workers if misused, the law should account for this expanded role with expanded protections. The beginnings of how such a set of protections might look is briefly explored.
Bodie, Matthew T.,
EMPLOYERS AS INFORMATION FIDUCIARIES,
63 Santa Clara L. Rev.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.law.scu.edu/lawreview/vol63/iss1/2