Personal information about consumers is the lifeblood of many organizations. Because of the potential value of the information, companies are increasingly focused on privacy and data security issues that arise in the context of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and related transactions. In many corporate transactions, data is a critical asset that should be addressed as a key deal point. Unfortunately, too often personal data is transferred without consideration of the issues that otherwise might change the pricing of a deal – or kill it altogether. In a recent article published by Corporate Counsel, Hunton & Williams partner Lisa J. Sotto and associate Ryan P. Logan discuss the privacy and data security-related legal issues that arise in corporate transactions, and provide a how-to guide on addressing those issues during the various stages of a transaction.
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