Data Security: A Primer For The Midsize Company

Law360, New York (October 20, 2009, 2:02 PM EDT) -- When a risk manager, company officer or general counsel thinks of data privacy and security programs for his or her company, employee personnel files, payroll and tax reporting information, client personal information for purchasing and marketing, and sensitive corporate information, among other things, immediately come to mind.

However, when these same company officials are asked about such things, they commonly respond, “The IT department handles it” or “We have a policy in our handbook” or “Our client information is secure.” There is no mention of employee...
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