Since well before companies entered the age of “Big Data,” Benesch attorneys have been advising clients on privacy and data security issues including the protection of sensitive information and data both in the United States and around the world.
Today’s landscape for data security and privacy is characterized by increasing complexity. We have more computers, mobile applications, 24/7 connectivity and evolving security threats than ever before, while being subject to more stringent legal requirements and security standards. Additionally, certain industries, such as health care, financial services, and eCommerce have evolved such that data security and privacy have taken on extra significance. These changes, coupled with the recent surge in high-profile data security breaches, and increased enforcement by governmental bodies around the world, mean that privacy and data security compliance can no longer be placed on the back burner – it has become the among the highest priority issues for businesses of all sizes.