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How can I decrease my company’s electronic data breach liability?
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In this month’s Louisville Business First Legal Forum Column, BGD attorney April A. Wimberg discusses what companies can do to reduce their liability in the case of an electronic data breach. Read her advice below and don’t miss our monthly Legal Forum Column in Louisville Business First!

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How can I decrease my company’s electronic data breach liability?

Advice

Planning for an electronic data breach is the most important thing a business can do to protect against liability resulting from a breach. Additionally, being prepared can save time and money and prevent any reputational harm associated with a data breach.

In order to reduce liability, first, businesses should know what type of client information is electronically stored. Knowing where and how that data is stored is also critical. Many cloud vendors rely on overseas subcontractors to store some of their data, increasing the vulnerability of the data and making any attempt to seek identification for a breach difficult and expensive. Second, businesses should test their systems and response plan, having templates and a communication chain already together, before a breach occurs.


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    April represents both debtors and creditors in bankruptcy proceedings, workouts, and commercial litigation in federal and state courts in Kentucky and Indiana. Representations have included major corporations, small business ...

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