Navigating Privacy and Data Security Issues in Mergers, Acquisitions and Other Transactions
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Given the value of personal information as a significant corporate asset, companies seeking to acquire or merge with another business should focus carefully on the data they will obtain as a result of the transaction. In addition, as cybersecurity attacks continue unabated, companies must carefully evaluate how personal information maintained by a potential target is protected. In a recent article published by Bloomberg Law, Hunton Andrews Kurth partner Lisa J. Sotto and counsel Ryan P. Logan discuss how legal frameworks involving U.S. federal and state law, the EU General Data Protection Regulation, antitrust law and other relevant legal regimes may affect how a company can use personal information following a transaction. The article also addresses key questions companies should ask during the due diligence process, how answers to those questions impact the deal documents and offers post-closing strategies companies should consider.

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