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Technology: Companies can be national security risks without knowing it

How to protect your company from a federal investigation over mishandling national defense information

Does your company have any role in our country's national defense? Don't discount the question just because you don’t build stealth missiles or the new “Mission Impossible” movie doesn't remind you of your office.

If your business interacts with the U.S. military or intelligence community, including by way of sales or contracts, or if your business could be used by a terrorist or spy (for example, if you are a communications provider or a company with technology of value to the Chinese government), then your company may possess national defense information (NDI).

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Todd Hinnen

Todd Hinnen is a partner in Perkins Coie's Privacy & Security practice. Prior to joining Perkins Coie, Todd was the Acting Assistant Attorney General for...

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Michael Sussmann

Michael Sussmann is a partner in Perkins Coie's Privacy & Security practice, where his practice covers Internet-related crimes, electronic surveillance, regulatory compliance, white collar defense,...

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