Analysis

How Lawyers Are Keeping Hacked Clients Out Of Court

Law360, New York (June 27, 2017, 3:50 PM EDT) -- After watching the likes of Yahoo and Anthem face an onslaught of litigation upon announcing that massive breaches compromised millions of customers' information, companies may well panic at the prospect of having to disclose a data security incident. But while breaches make for splashy headlines, experts say the number of incidents that actually lead to lawsuits is fairly low.

With every entity, from small corporations to government agencies, primed to gather valuable data, no one is immune from cybersecurity incidents, BakerHostetler noted in its 2017 Data Security Incident Response Report. However, just because incidents are sometimes unavoidable doesn't mean companies are...

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