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“So your firm or client had a data breach? What next?”

The news regularly reports on data breaches and cybersecurity. While we read about the largest breaches — Equifax, Uber, Home Depot, Target, JP Morgan, Wyndham — probably every business has been hacked and will be hacked again. This is not only an international problem, but also a local problem. You might fall out of your chair if you knew how many local businesses (including law firms) have had significant data breaches. We are now in the cybercrime era. Data breach is a new form of organized crime, not the type we understand from movies like The Godfather. This is a group of people who may have never met each other, working from basements and bedrooms in hoodies and pajamas, organized for the sole intent of ripping us off.” Continue reading


Data Privacy Protection and Cybersecurity: A Business and Legal Primer

The news regularly reports on data breaches and cybersecurity.  While we read about the biggest breaches – Home Depot, Target, Anthem, JP Morgan, Wyndham – probably every business has been hacked and will be hacked again.  According to a 2015 IBM study, the average cost of the 350 major data breaches it studied in 2014 was $3.8 million.[1]  This is an issue that demands everyone’s attention.

This article is a business and legal primer to advise on how to protect against, and respond to, cybertheft.  It’s neither legal advice nor a detailed how-to manual.  Rather, it’s a guide for developing a data privacy protection and cybersecurity plan appropriate to any business. Continue reading


“Uber: Massive Data Breach – Only One Scandal More for Uber and the First GDPR One-Shop-Stop Mechanism”

From our Paris colleague Alexis Marchand, partner at Cornet Vincent Ségurel. Follow the link to read Alexis’ latest contribution to the Globaladvocaten blog, “Uber: Massive Data Breach – Only One Scandal More for Uber and the First GDPR One-Shop-Stop Mechanism“. Continue reading