Data Security & Corporate Governance: What Is The Individual Liability Of Officers & Directors?

by Larry Kunin, Partner and Chair of MMM Data Security & Breach Practice
     Brian Levy, Associate and Member of MMM Data Security & Breach Practice

A lot has been publicized regarding the need for data security, and the damages and tasks that face a company when a breach happens.  What about the individual liability officers and directors?   Do they face an individual legal obligation to ensure the data breach risks are at a minimum?  Do they face ultimate liability?

Officers and directors have a fiduciary duty to their corporations, including using competent business judgment, exercising good

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