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Regulators and Plaintiffs' Lawyers Are Ready to Pounce on Privacy and Data Security Missteps: A Guide to Limiting Corporate Risk

12 April 2013

The past decade has witnessed a revolution in technology employing personal data to provide new ways for people to communicate, to receive services and to be connected. Ten years ago, the "smart phone" was in its infancy; today, iPhones and Android phones are everywhere. Ten years ago, social networks were just getting launched. Today, Facebook has over a billion users. Ten years ago, no one had heard of "apps." Today, apps, or mobile device applications, are the way people access a staggering array of information and services tailored to who they are and where they are. Ten years ago, the first data security breach notification law in the nation was passed in California; today nearly every state has a notification law.

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