In today’s technological environment, stories of email being compromised, companies held hostage by ransomware and data breaches such as Target and eBay in 2014, AshleyMadison.com and even the Federal Government Office of Personnel Management, have generated more emphasis on the Privacy and Security of a company’s data.
Data Privacy and Security is not just a technological issue, but a platform being held up by three legs: technology, human resources and the law. Without one of these resources being adequately supported, that platform is destined to eventually fall. Very few attorneys and law firms have a blending of expertise in information technology, privacy and data breach law and human resource training that can guide a company to fully integrate a data privacy and information security program.
Moreover, both individuals and companies have become victim to data breaches and intrusion, and have suffered financial and personal damage as a result. Theft of personal information, proprietary company data and trade secrets are becoming all too common, either by disgruntled employees of the company or by corporate espionage.