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Data Privacy and Security Contractual Provisions

Virtually every business relationship or merger and acquisition these days involves some sort of data sharing, transmission, access or use between the contractual parties, but often there is no contractual language applicable to data privacy and security, writes Linn Foster Freedman for Robinson+Cole LLP.

Writing in the firm’s Data Privacy + Security Insider blog, she explains:

When there is no language to address data privacy and security issues, the parties duke out what they will agree to or not agree to, who will pay for what, and who has insurance, and they end up pointing the finger indiscriminately. It is much easier to address a data security issue when there is contractual language in place between the parties.

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