A clear majority of the information you provide online, from your name to your address to your credit card number, is being stored with various companies around the world. The companies that store this data, such as your banks, have a duty to keep it safe. An infraction of this responsibility is known as an internet data privacy breach. Companies have an obligation to prevent such data breaches. In this video, attorney Curt Miner further explains the responsibility companies have to protecting your online data.
In this day and age, people are more and more frequently buying things, subscribing to things, through the internet. You have all sorts of internet based accounts. You have all sorts of internet based passwords and usernames. And anytime that you are providing your own personal information, whether it’s just as simple as your name and your date of birth and your address, that’s getting stored somewhere. And that data can be very valuable to people who have bad purposes in mind. Companies like your doctors, your insurers, the banks you work with, the mortgage companies you work with. They have an obligation to treat your personal data, your private data with care. They have an obligation to keep it safe and to keep it secure. If they fail in that obligation, in what’s known as a data breach, or a hack, and there have been some notorious ones with large retailers, like Target, have had their data hacked and literally millions of customers have had their private information fall into the hands of people who use it for identity theft. And those companies have an obligation to prevent those hacks. They have an obligation to store your data safely. For more information, call Colson Hicks Eidson at 305-476-7400 or visit our website, www.colson.com.