Technology: Traveling Abroad with Technology

Before you travel abroad with technology assets, be aware of the risks and take the necessary precautions to increase security.

 This is the fourth 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 by Thoughts on the Rise of Tablet Computing and the associated security concerns. The third article covered Keeping and Using Sensitive Customer Information and ways to keep it secure. This article is a follow-up to the prior discussion on traveling with technology assets, especially abroad. 

As more and more companies continue to expand their global presence, lawyers are often called upon to travel internationally to negotiate and otherwise support these business transactions. Similarly to traveling domestically, there are certain basic things that all lawyers and other employees of companies can do to help keep technology assets and sensitive company information secure. However, international travel presents its own challenges with respect to information security.

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Roy Hadley

Roy E. Hadley is a partner in the Atlanta office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP where he is a member of the...

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