Saikali Quoted in Law360 on Global Repercussions for Ashley Madison Data Breach

Shook, Hardy & Bacon Data Security and Privacy group leader Al Saikali discusses the necessity of comprehensive security measures for business with global reach in an August 26 Law360 article, “Ashley Madison Action Shows Global Regs Can’t Be Cheated.”

In light of the July 2015 Ashley Madison data breach that exposed 37 million members’ private information, regulators from countries beyond the United States are becoming more aggressive about investigating companies for insufficient privacy practices and policies.

Saikali notes, "The practical takeaways are, if I collect highly sensitive information about people, I need to make sure I have an 'adequate and coherent governance framework,' and if I am making public statements about the discretion and security my company maintains to protect that highly sensitive information, then I need to ensure that those statements are accurate.”