Tom Smedinghoff, an intellectual property partner in Edwards Wildman's
Chicago office, commented on cyber security and breaches in both the private sector and government agencies in Compliance Week. In the article, "Is Your Confidential Data Safe in the Hands of Regulators?
," Smedinghoff said, "We’ve certainly seen a number of breaches at the government level. It seems they are not doing much better than the private sector with this." According to Smedinghoff, there are mechanisms in place that are intended to bolster the security of government technology and databases.