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Information Security Law: The Emerging Standard for Corporate Compliance by Thomas J. Smedinghoff

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Introduction

Information security is rapidly emerging as one of the most critical legal issues facing companies today. As the list of highly-publicized security breaches suffered by very reputable companies, organizations, and government agencies continues to expand at an exponential rate, it is becoming very clear that the vulnerability of all corporate data is, in many respects, a time bomb waiting to explode.

The legal and public policy focus on information security stems from the fact that, in today’s business environment, virtually all of a company’s daily transactions and all of its key records are created, used, communicated, and stored in electronic form using networked computer technology. Most business entities are, quite literally, fully ...

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