What Every General Counsel Needs to Know About Privacy and Cybersecurity Law: Trends for 2015, BNA Privacy and Security Law Report
January 26, 2015
There was a time, not so very long ago, when privacy and cybersecurity issues were the domain of the information technology department and security professionals. Relatively few companies had appointed privacy officers. Lawyers who specialized in privacy issues were focused on specific sectors, such as financial services, health care and e-commerce. That time is long past, and that fact was never clearer than in 2014, as major breaches involving Target Corp., Home Depot Inc. and Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. grabbed headlines. In 2015, privacy and cybersecurity issues will be critical to every business that handles personal information, which is virtually every business.