Molly McGinnis Stine, a member of the steering committee of Locke Lord’s Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group, was quoted in a Law360 article on the Sedona Conference’s draft commentary recommending expanding legal protections for cybersecurity information. In discussing the need for such protections, she commented on the potential lasting impact of a company’s immediate response to a data breach.
"When incidents occur, decisions have to be made sometimes on the fly that can have long lasting and pretty serious consequences," Stine said. "This commentary and the few cases that exist so far make it clear that these considerations are as important a part of any entity's incident response planning as the tech side of things."
Stine went on to emphasize the importance of managing relationships with vendors, saying the draft comments “will hopefully prompt more entities to examine whom they engage and what they intend for them to do in that period of calm before the storm."
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