“How a Massachusetts Decision to Publish Data Breach Info Will Affect Big Law,” The American Lawyer
In an article published on Jan. 12, 2017 in the American Lawyer, attorney Bess Hinson provides insight into Massachusetts’ announcement that it will make information regarding data breaches affecting the state’s residents going back to 2007 available online for public viewing. “It heightens the litigation risks,” Ms. Hinson explains. “It changes how we describe the risks to our clients.” She also points out the risks companies face. “We have to make it apparent to the company that you can try to fly under the radar, but this information is online now. Whether or not you put a notice on your website or tweet about it, it is online and it is publicly available.” For the full article, subscribers to the American Lawyer may click here.