Consequences of and Lessons Learned from the Equifax Data Breach

The Equifax data breach has and will have significant long-term ramifications for data security practices and personal privacy. Understanding how the Equifax data breach occurred and the type of data compromised is crucial to understanding the consequences of this breach. Reason for the Data Breach Based upon available information, it appears that the hackers were 

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The GDPR and the Model Clauses for Data Transfer Processors: Transactional and Litigation Issues

Whether we like it or not, whether we adopt similar legislation in the U.S. or not, the stringent requirements of the General Data Protection Regulations (“GDPR”) are coming and the requirements are becoming boilerplate language in U.S. contracts.  This will impact businesses as it relates to their operations, contract negotiations and, eventually, exposure to liability.  

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