As innovations in technology make it easier to track, collect and process personal information about individuals, companies of all kinds are challenged to manage the way that they use data to both comply with U.S. and non-U.S. laws and to protect such data from unauthorized access. In addition to maintaining compliance in a continuously evolving legal landscape, companies must also contend with industry standards promulgated by a wide array of diverse and sometimes overlapping industry groups. Yet, on a daily basis we hear reports of companies having suffered data breaches, as the data thieves always seem to find a new way to hack, connive or steal sensitive data from the coffers of seemingly secure enterprises. Any company or enterprise that maintains consumer or employee information must be attentive to data protection and take measures to mitigate the risk of loss of the sensitive information in its possession. Ignoring these issues is not an option, as serious legal ramifications and public relations and business problems face companies that do not handle personal information the right way. Our Privacy & Data Security Group has the knowledge and experience to help clients understand and comply with the various laws and standards that regulate the collection, use, sharing and protection of personal data.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Privacy and Data Security