In his most recent published article, experienced business litigation attorney K Todd Wallace discusses the critical importance of data breach response plans.
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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, UNITED STATES, November 24, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — In a rapidly evolving field with increasing regulatory oversight, companies dealing with personal or sensitive information should be mindful of their legal obligations with respect to data protection. While securing customer data and ensuring compliance with protection obligation is an obvious area of concern, another important aspect of data protection is having a contingency plan in place in case of an actual data breach. In a recently published article, attorney K. Todd Wallace reviews this situation.
A company’s obligations in case of a data breach are now regulated by law in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. Those laws effectively require companies to timely notify consumers of the breach. Furthermore, recent trend continues toward expansion of information covered by these data protection and strengthening of consumer protection.
A major development in the field of data protection is the newly enacted General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) in Europe. While a comprehensive discussion of GDPR is beyond the scope of this article, GDPR is one of the most expansive data protection laws in the world. With the passage of GDPR and increasing public concern over data protection, many U.S. states are now strengthening their own data protection laws. For example, data protection laws in California and Vermont are some of the most stringent in the country. Furthermore, multiple states have amended their data protection laws in 2018, mostly expanding the scope of protected information and clarifying or adding obligations in case of a breach.
These regulatory requirements regarding data breach highlight the need for companies to work diligently to create and maintain a data breach response plan. Companies should work with an experienced attorney in the field of data protection laws to ensure that they are ready and able to deploy a rapid response in accordance with all the applicable legal requirements should the need arise. Such planning is even more critical for multistate or international operations that may be subject to legal obligations in multiple jurisdictions.
Mr. Wallace notes that keeping the response plan up to date and educating management regarding the response plan are just as critical as creating one in the first place. Because this area of the law is undergoing such rapid changes across multiple jurisdictions, Mr. Wallace stresses the importance of ensuring that there are processes in place to regularly review and update the response plan. Any change in business operations may trigger the need for a review, such as expansion into new localities or addition of services or operations.
The article will be published in full on the Blog of Mr. Wallace at https://ktoddwallaceblog.blogspot.com/
About K Todd Wallace
Kenneth Todd Wallace is an attorney and founding partner of the law firm Wallace Meyaski LLC. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the legal and business professions with established excellence in trial advocacy, negotiation, strategic and initiative planning, employment law compliance, government relations, mergers and acquisitions, and team building.
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