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Playing "The Blame Game": Data Breach Liability in Organizations

Data security is a hot global topic right now. New laws that closely regulate data security practices seem to be popping up everywhere in order to account for all of the data people transmit electronically daily. Attorneys have been tightening their practices to protect confidential data and advising their clients to do the same. However, some organisations may not be aware that they could be liable for data breaches perpetrated by their employees – even in seemingly unrelated situations. 

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Australia Takes Steps to Tighten Data Security Laws

Australia has recently taken significant action in the realm of data security that will potentially have global impact. In December 2018, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) released recommendations on ways big technology companies can improve data security.
 

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You’ve Been Data Breached – Is the Government Your Friend or Foe?

When you've been the victim of a data breach, you would think your immediate action is call the appropriate law enforcement authorities. Yet many organizations choose not to call the authorities. While many argue the benefits of involving the proper authorities outweighs the risk, there are reasons companies chose to keep the breach out of the hands of the government. Read on for some pros and cons for each side of the coin.

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Closing the Breach: Law Firm Data Security

While most law firms understand the ethical and regulatory requirements to protect and secure both client and firm-owned information, securing data is not a simple process. Too many firms fall short in considering all impactful factors. Read on for what you should do now to secure your firm's data.

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