In 2018, data privacy and cyber breaches made headlines throughout the year. Major companies continued to suffer data breaches, highlighting the risks and potential costs of cyber incidents across industries. At the same time, a growing and overlapping thicket of data security and privacy regulations—within the U.S., European Union, Latin America, and elsewhere—continued to increase compliance costs and regulatory risks. This memo surveys some of the key cybersecurity and data privacy developments of 2018, including the major data breaches and cyber-attacks, regulatory and legislative actions, and notable settlements and court decisions.
In addition, we identify some key takeaways from 2018, … Read more