What Does “Reasonable” Data Security Mean?

The November/December 2017 issue of ethikos, the Journal of Practical Business Ethics, featured an article by Everlaw’s Director of Security and Compliance, Lisa Hawke. Ethikos is published by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics, a non-profit association made up of over 6000 compliance and ethics professionals, and examines ethical issues in business.

In her article “What does ‘reasonable’ data security mean?,” Lisa asks the question:

“Most organizations are operating in a grey area where regulatory requirements may not exist, and contracts require ‘reasonable and appropriate’ measures to protect data. What does this mean, and how can organizations achieve ‘reasonable’ security measures?”

Read on for Lisa’s take on the subject.

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