We have read a bit about the legal consequences of corporate data hacks, but nobody covers this topic more thoroughly than Liisa M. Thomas, partner at the Chicago offices of Winston & Strawn LLP and Chair of the firm's Privacy and Data Security Practice.
Thomas has updated the first edition of her comprehensive legal guide, Thomas on Data Breach: A Practical Guide to Handling Data Breach Notifications Worldwide, 2015 ed., with the February 2015 release of this must-have reference. In the marketing brochure Thomson Reuters announced the availability of the new release at legalsolutions.com and offered a 20% promotional discount (promotional code WPD20) making the $249 tome available at just under $200.
This resource provides a comprehensive legal guide and roadmap for corporations and boards:
- evaluate what breach laws govern
- identify what information may have been breached
- determine if there was really a "breach"
- analyze if n exception applies
- determine who needs to be notified
- draft the notice
- figure out how and when to give notice
- prepare a public relations strategy
- create a plan for follow-up inquiries
- take steps to stop another breach
Thomas has a unique "ability to create clarity in a sea of confusing legal requirements" through her comprehensive analysis of U.S. Federal and state breach notification laws in addition to international requirements. There is no better compendium of prevailing requirements and no clearer guide to addressing this side of the cybersecurity challenge.
In addition to Thomson Reuters, the reference is available from Amazon.com.