NTEU continues to press its arguments that the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) violated NTEU members’ constitutional right to informational privacy when it allowed a series of data breaches to occur, failing to protect the personal data of nearly 22 million federal employees. This litigation is an important fight for us. NTEU believes that OPM must answer for breaking its promise to federal employees about keeping our personal information safe from hackers.
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed NTEU’s suit on September 19, 2017. The court ruled that NTEU members were not sufficiently injured by the data breaches. NTEU appealed this decision and will file its next brief on August 23, 2018. The Court will then set a date for oral argument.