We often think of privacy breaches in the context of lost, stolen or hacked credit cards. We think of things like the recent Target data breach. What we often forget to think of is things like the location service devices inside our smartphones, or our cars. As this recent NYT article makes clear, car manufacturers are collecting substantial amounts of information about you — they’re just not telling you about it. Legislation is on the way to address the issue, but all this legislation is likely to do is increase the potential for lawsuits. We’re aware of this potential at WCM and it’s why we’ve begun to certify our lawyers as IAPP professionals and have created our Privacy, Cybersecurity and E-Discovery practice group.
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