Firms May Hesitate To Disclose Data Breaches: Panel

Law360, New York (August 8, 2011, 8:42 PM EDT) -- While law firms face a greater risk of being hacked than ever in light of a recent spate of sophisticated data breaches, experts at a panel Saturday said they believed that firms wouldn't publicly disclose potential intrusions despite their ethical obligations.

Steptoe Johnson LLP partner Stewart A. Baker, one of the panelists at a cybersecurity panel held Saturday at the American Bar Association's annual meeting in Toronto, told Law360 on Monday that while law firms had "a very strong and almost sacred responsibility" to maintain their...
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