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Data Privacy & Security

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Data privacy and cybersecurity have exploded into the public consciousness in recent years. That explosion in turn has caused an already prolific and diverse body of global laws and regulations to expand rapidly. In today's "big data" world, even a modest security incident can put the protected personal information of millions of people at risk and lead quickly to class actions, regulatory inquiries and enforcement, and other types of exposure for businesses. As recent, high-profile hacks—including several involving the federal government's own systems—make clear, there is no such thing as perfect security. It is this inescapable fact that explains why hackers can penetrate seemingly impenetrable firewalls and circumvent other seemingly staunch defenses. As more corporate infrastructure moves online, new research suggests the rising number and impact of data breaches will cost $2.1 trillion globally by 2019, almost four times the estimated cost of breaches in 2015.  Read More

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