Cyber Security

Data Privacy and Cyberlaw Incoming

Data is everywhere. In the 1980s, as computers came into the corporate picture, some frameworks and laws were established. But, as data generated from the internet has erupted, there is a significant disparity between what these laws cover and what people can actually do. This disparity has resulted in rampant unethical hacks, ransomware, and data breaches. In response, many countries across the world have rushed to create legal frameworks for internet data to operate within. This is known as cyber law. And it's erupting.

Cyberlaw and You

Currently there are some national frameworks regarding cybersecurity and, in the last few years, there are many state laws addressing data privacy. As such, business owners need to understand what legislation their state legislatures have passed regarding cybersecurity. Many states have passed laws requiring businesses to comply with certain frameworks and allowing businesses to protect themselves against lawsuits. In many cases, business owners are unaware of these requirements and benefits, leaving them vulnerable.

How SBL can Help

Sumsion Business Law is one of Utah's leaders in cybersecurity law. We noticed the need for cyberlaw early, equipping us with more experience than most law firms. We regularly present at large events in Utah's silicon slopes; we have created ground-breaking cybersecurity legal work for companies, and we have extensive experience representing clients in litigation matters associated with cybersecurity and data privacy. In short, our experience makes us uniquely qualified to help businesses navigate the onslaught of new regulations regarding data privacy. Feel free to join us at one of our Lunch and Learn events, read our informative blog posts, and schedule a cyberlaw consultation. We want to meet you, learn about your business, and help you get cyberlaw compliant.

Cybersecurity Incoming: Overview of Legislation in Utah and Abroad

In October 2021, Mark Zuckerberg appeared before a Congressional committee to answer questions about some privacy policy issues related to his company, Facebook. Incidentally, it was not Zuckerberg’s first time appearing before Congress. In 2018, the billionaire CEO sat for two days and answered over 600 questions from Congress regarding Facebook’s perceived mishandling.....continue reading.

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