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Cyberattacks, Privacy Legislation Shape M&A Dealmaking Process

Bloomberg Law

14 Jun 2021

Chris Lyon spoke to Bloomberg Law about how the rise in cybercrime has led to companies paying more attention to privacy and cybersecurity to avoid potential liability after a merger or acquisition.

“The combination of privacy laws and the expanding data-driven nature of deals has caused companies to look at privacy and security in M&A as not just another legal compliance area but something that’s essential to business,” Chris said.

She added that data can be a significant asset for companies but, if improperly collected or handled, can also present sizable legal risks. “I’ve certainly seen companies taking a step back and looking at privacy and security through a wider lens.”

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