Data Defenders

Cybersecurity and Privacy   |   March 10, 2017
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Carlton Fields’ Cybersecurity Task Force was featured in the Business Observer article – “Data Defenders.” Joseph Swanson, task force co-chair and Tampa shareholder, was quoted in the article. He shared: 

The need of the task force is a matter of anticipating client needs and having the resources in place to respond to what continues to be increasing requests by existing and new clients with regard to assistance in this area.


The response is that the firm works with clients to prevent and react to breaches. That includes assistance with drafting incident response guides “so that organizations have a playbook to follow in the event of a breach.


The challenge is there are changes and evolving guidelines being promulgated by regulators on a daily basis. To say nothing of staying abreast of what’s going on in the courts. A big issue in this field is whether someone whose information has been compromised has standing to bring a lawsuit. There are opinions on all sides of that issue from courts around the country, so that’s another area that demands attention.

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