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.
Everyone knows about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR is the EU’s new privacy regime in the region. Over a year has passed since its implementation and organizations are discovering how strict EU countries will enforce the law. One main provision of the GDPR is for organizations to have security measures in place that will safeguard private consumer data. read more
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.read more
The Sedona Conference, a nonprofit dedicated to the advanced study of law and policy, released its Data Privacy Primer in January 2018. The Working Group on Data Security and Privacy Liability, one of the sections of the Sedona Conference working to create best practices and guidelines for the legal community, developed the primer to identify and comment on trends in data security and privacy law, helping organizations prepare for and respond to data breaches, and the legal community assess questions of liability and damages.read more