This CLE webinar will provide guidance to deal attorneys for managing and allocating data privacy and cybersecurity risks in M&A transactions. The panel will discuss best practices for identifying and addressing data privacy and cybersecurity concerns throughout the life of a deal, from developing an acquisition strategy and identifying a potential target, to conducting due diligence, to allocating risk in the transaction documents.

Speakers: Kimberly J. Gold

Event Type: Webinar

Start Date/Time:
5 February 2020
End Date/Time:
5 February 2020

Corporate data security breaches are at an all-time high, making data privacy and cybersecurity planning in M&A transactions more crucial than ever. Counsel for buyers should evaluate and prioritize data privacy and cybersecurity risks when assessing a potential target and through the contract and closing a deal.

Examining a target's data assets and identifying cybersecurity vulnerabilities are essential to valuing a deal, implementing risk mitigation measures, and planning for successful data integration post-acquisition. Due diligence should include an examination of the target's data inventory, data locations, data collection processes, privacy policies, security controls, information governance guidelines, risk assessment programs, and cybersecurity insurance policies for vulnerabilities.