Privacy In M&A Deals: 2 Worlds Collide

Law360, New York (May 7, 2010, 12:50 PM EDT) -- The worlds of the M&A lawyer and of the privacy compliance practitioner might be thought to exist in separate but parallel universes. In today's world, however, the sheer volume of information exchanged in acquisitions and dispositions and the desire of both financial and strategic buyers to learn more and more about their targets (and potential targets) mean that more personal data are flowing to more parties in more locations all the time.

Likewise, given the heightened regulatory attention paid to privacy and data security issues, the...
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