5 Tips For Avoiding A Data Breach Smackdown

Law360, New York (August 17, 2011, 1:16 PM EDT) -- Legal fights over data breaches can take a toll on corporate clients' reputations as well as their pockets, especially now that consumers are attaching more value to their privacy. Here are five tips for evading data breach litigation in the first place.

Keep Only Essential Data

Corporations often increase their chances of being sued or catching the attention of federal or state regulators by holding onto personal data they do not actually need, according to several privacy lawyers.

“The problem with so many companies ... [is that]...
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