This is the third in a series of articles on information security. The first article in the series dealt with simple steps to help keep your data safe and was followed with thoughts on the rise of tablet computing and the information security concerns regarding tablets. This article deals with keeping and using sensitive customer information and ways in-house counsel can assist in keeping that information secure.
The recent spate of disclosed data breaches has underscored the need for companies to remain vigilant in how they use and secure sensitive customer information. The breach of the Epsilon platform, which exposed millions of names and email addresses, along with other recent breaches, underscores the vulnerabilities of this type of information.