Last year saw multiple high-profile data breaches, enough to place cybersecurity atop any in-house attorney’s 2018 priority list.
But the threat posed by hackers isn’t the only cyber concern on the minds of in-house counsel this year, reports Corporate Counsel magazine.
In the regulatory realm, complying with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, which takes effect in May, is expected to be companies’ top data privacy task of 2018. But it’s not the only one. The Chinese government also plans to impose new, below-the-radar data privacy regs that will make companies jump through another set of legal hoops.
The legal implications of new technologies, such as fitness devices that blur the line between medical and personal data collection, are also expected to challenge corporate counsel. And groundbreaking legal cases could change the law regarding who has standing to sue following a data breach in the U.S. and whether companies can use standard contractual clauses to transfer personal data out of Europe.