While issues related to data breach and cybersecurity have long been in the public eye, recent high-profile breaches have caused federal and state lawmakers, regulators and attorneys general to focus their spotlights on how effectively companies are protecting consumer information from unauthorized access. The landscape in this area is shifting rapidly, with more developments likely to follow in response to the publicity surrounding the recent breaches. Businesses will face critical questions about compliance and potential enforcement and liability. The presentation will focus on efforts by private litigants and regulators such as the FTC to hold companies responsible for data breach, including measures to counteract such lawsuits.
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