Retrospective: U.S. Cybersecurity and Privacy Developments in 2023

For much of 2023, it seemed like barely a week would pass by without a new data breach or privacy violation finding its way into the headlines, making it clear that the threat actors of the world have not given up. In response, last year saw several significant federal and state regulatory developments in the […]

Data: The New Currency In Carve-Out Transactions

In the current market conditions, carve-out transactions are becoming increasingly common as companies look to divest noncore businesses and assets in order to restructure and focus on their core operations. This is due to many factors, including the need to improve profitability, reduce debt and focus on innovation. In these transactions, a portion of a […]

Privacy From Birth: Incorporating Privacy Concerns Into Your Product Development Cycle

In 1736, Ben Franklin warned the fire-threatened city of Philadelphia that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” When it comes to data privacy and security, emerging companies and start-ups may struggle to follow this advice during the cost-sensitive early years. Many state privacy laws only become fully effective upon reaching certain […]

2023 State Data Privacy Law: A Quick Reference Guide

Despite recent efforts on Capitol Hill over the summer, Congress has yet to bring a workable model for a national data privacy framework to a vote. Individual states continue to fill the void by responding to growing consumer expectations for greater privacy and control over their personal information. In 2023, four additional states (Colorado, Connecticut, Utah […]