Posted In: Business Transactions & Corporate Counseling & Cybersecurity & Data Privacy
By Craig S. Horbus & Brian D. Merklin on August 7, 2019
Equally important is determining whether the target company is in compliance with data privacy laws in force around the United States and the world, such as California’s Consumer Privacy Protection Act and the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, or other similar laws. It is also imperative to determine whether the target company has ever been impacted by a data breach and is required to give notice regarding the incident. Awareness of these types of issues is critical to avoiding landmine situations, which may involve a misunderstanding of assets or unwanted liability.
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