Promises, Promises: Privacy Questions M&A Buyers Must Ask

Law360, New York (July 29, 2016, 1:55 PM EDT) -- Lisa J. Hedrick

Angela R. Matney Seemingly weekly news stories about the latest data breaches push data privacy concerns to the forefront for consumers and businesses alike. No one is immune and although large company breaches are the headline makers, most businesses, small and large, collect and keep some volume of data that they then are obligated to protect.

Data privacy in merger and acquisition transactions is no longer just about preventing news of a pending transaction from leaking to competitors and employees. Buyers are asking more questions about how targets collect and manage data and they are delving deeper into...

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