DALLAS- LAWFUEL – Law News Network –Aug. 30, 2006–“Over the last s…

DALLAS- LAWFUEL – Law News Network –Aug. 30, 2006–“Over the last several months, there have been a number of high-profile laptop thefts that have either compromised consumers’ personal data or threatened to do so. Most recently, customers of Sovereign Bank may have had their personal information compromised after employee laptops with confidential information were stolen.

Scott & Scott seeks to remind businesses around the country that providing employees with mobile devices, including laptops and Blackberry devices has the potential to put personal data at risk in the event that the equipment is lost or stolen. Scott & Scott recommends that every device containing confidential information be equipped with desktop security protection, including proper authentication and encryption technology.

Further, encrypting data eliminates the need for enterprises to alert their customers in the event of a data security breach in most states; providing additional customer satisfaction and legal protections.”

Editor’s Note: Robert Scott is an expert in data security and privacy. Robert graduated summa cum laude from Austin College in Sherman, Texas with a B.A. in economics. He earned his law degree from Hofstra University School of Law in New York. Robert is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, the Managed Services Providers Alliance, the IT Compliance Institute, and the Science and Technology Section of the American Bar Association.

Scott & Scott (www.scottandscottllp.com) is a leading law and technology services firm dedicated to helping senior executives prepare for, mitigate the risks of and respond to network security breaches. Scott & Scott’s legal and technology professionals provide network security and privacy solutions, all protected by attorney-client and work-product privileges.

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