Data Privacy & Security
Data privacy and information security need to be a key concern for those who operate in today’s digital business environment. Information is susceptible to unlawful intrusion by third parties, making appropriate safeguards for customer and employee data as well as of a business’ trade secrets and operations of vital importance. Yet navigating the legal terrain is challenging since data privacy laws vary greatly depending on industry and location.
KMK advises all companies to have a plan for continuing the business in the event of a devastating accident, breach, or act of God or nature. A key element of this is the protection of critical documents, particularly computer files and data. Though businesses may have some form of continuity planning, it is often inadequate, and its inadequacy is only realized after a catastrophic event.
Our major interest is to lessen the heavy burdens placed upon companies, in-house counsel, and executives regarding the protection of information pertinent to anticipated litigation. If you’d like, KMK can conduct a continuity review to ensure you remain proactive with respect to privacy and data security compliance obligations.
We’ve developed expertise in determining what may trigger a client’s duties to protect and preserve data and implementing the legal and internal processes that are required to protect clients. In doing so, we consider existing continuity capabilities and seek to minimize cost and duplication by incorporating these whenever possible.