This article is the last in a series of three to discuss the importance of, and recent developments affecting, privacy and data security, and the issues that corporate counsel need to consider in these areas. Read parts one and two.
The first two articles in this series focused on the need for companies to think about and incorporate privacy into their corporate culture. With almost daily news reports of data breaches, hacking intrusions and companies collecting and using information contrary to their stated policies, privacy has become a front-burner issue for C-suite executives, which means it becomes an issue for in-house counsel. Therefore, counsel are well-advised to review their company’s existing policy, or, if one does not exist, to develop one, as well as corporate data security practices. This applies to apps as much as websites.