Tom Smedinghoff, a partner in Edwards Wildman's Chicago office who specializes in data protection and privacy, discussed how privacy concerns have become more prevalent in Crain's Chicago Business. In the article, "Lawyers are the New Foot Soldiers in the Privacy Wars
," Smedinghoff noted that banks and hacker victims are increasingly become more accountable. According to Smedinghoff, "It's a substantive change in mindset, I think, and the law is reflecting that. We're imposing obligations on the party that's in the best position to avoid harm."