Privacy Breaches Leave State Agencies Open To Liability

Law360, San Diego (October 6, 2011, 4:41 PM EDT) -- State and local government agencies are facing more data security breaches that could serve as a gateway for hackers to go after more lucrative targets and leave them open to liability, experts say.

Security breaches at state and local agencies have been on the rise, averaging about five a month over the past year, but these agencies are far less equipped than federal agencies to safeguard the personal data they collect against unauthorized access by professional hackers, according to Heather Egan Sussman, a partner of McDermott Will &...
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