Courts Called to Examine Common Law Duty of Data Security

Brian Kint contributed an article to The Legal Intelligencer discussing how courts have increasingly been called upon to examine whether organizations have a duty under the common law to protect and secure the personal data of their employees, clients and customers. He explains, while companies increasingly will contractually require their vendors and service providers to adhere to specified data security standards when handling the personal information of the company’s customers, those contracts do not create a direct duty between the companies involved and the individual customers whose personal information is compromised.

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