Written by Allan Tarleton of The Van Winkle Law Firm (July 2017)
Eight steps to protect your company, its employees, and clients.
Do you have a plan in place if your business experiences a data breach? Unfortunately, for most companies, it is not a question of if you will get hacked, but when. Technology is changing every day, which is why it is important to be vigilant about your organization’s data security.
Despite the best efforts of businesses and nonprofits, data breaches are inevitable. The key is to have a clear, written, data security policy to minimize the chances of getting hacked and to communicate what your business will do if data is compromised.
Potential liability and damage to your company’s business reputation arising from data management and security risks are governed by a thicket of regulations and industry practices businesses must understand and negotiate to remain competitive. We recommend the following steps to ensure your business is doing all it can to protect the sensitive information of customers and employees.
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