Data privacy management (DPM) is a broad term used to describe the various steps and measures a company takes in order to secure private information that it owns. Privacy management may involve a number of measures, including:
Protecting private data is important for a company’s smooth operation, as well as for customer and employee satisfaction. A company’s reputation can suffer if the data privacy violations occur.
State and federal laws create strict prohibitions on the selling or distribution of private information without the person’s consent. Most data privacy violations therefore revolve around lack of consent or the violation of a consent agreement. Some example of these include:
Employers can also violate privacy laws as well. For instance, they may become liable for a violation if they divulge company information for a profit or permit a data breach to happen. Most businesses have some sort of non-disclosure agreement in place to prevent such conduct.
Data privacy violations can result in legal remedies such as:
Thus, data privacy lawsuits can often result in serious consequences for employers or company management. Widespread violations can lead to a class action lawsuit.
Data privacy is an important aspect of operating and maintaining any business, regardless of the business' size. You may need to hire a business lawyer in your area if you need help with any data privacy issues or conflicts. Your attorney can help review company policies to ensure that you are cooperating with federal and state privacy laws. Also, if you need to file a lawsuit, or need help with a legal proceeding, your lawyer can provide representation during court meeting times.
Last Modified: 03-07-2018 07:15 PM PSTLaw Library Disclaimer
We've helped more than 4 million clients find the right lawyer – for free. Present your case online in minutes. LegalMatch matches you to pre-screened lawyers in your city or county based on the specifics of your case. Within 24 hours experienced local lawyers review it and evaluate if you have a solid case. If so, attorneys respond with an offer to represent you that includes a full attorney profile with details on their fee structure, background, and ratings by other LegalMatch users so you can decide if they're the right lawyer for you.