Privacy and Cybersecurity Issues in M&A: How New Laws Are Changing the Game
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Privacy and Cybersecurity Issues in M&A: How New Laws Are Changing the Game

When: Thursday, February 27, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Where: Online - Sidley Tech Forum Webinar
United States

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Join us for a webinar to discuss how privacy and cybersecurity issues should be addressed in the context of mergers and acquisitions.


The number one concern of many companies these days is privacy and cybersecurity. And for good reason. Major new laws are now in effect: the EU General Data Protection Regulation and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Large data breaches continue to occur. Companies continue to be under scrutiny from domestic and international regulators for cybersecurity and perceived misuse of data assets or failures of privacy controls. For these reasons and more, privacy and data security issues are of critical concern to buyers and sellers in mergers and other types of acquisitions.


This webinar will address:


•     the types of privacy and data security issues that can arise in the context of transactions

•     how to detect and mitigate privacy and cybersecurity risks

•     how Sidley's Privacy and Cybersecurity practice compliments the M&A practice and provides a competitive advantage in the market


Why It Matters


Privacy and cybersecurity can be a key component to a transaction. Business value sometimes depends on the opportunities to use and leverage data assets, and evolving privacy laws can impact these opportunities. Some deals have been fundamentally altered by data breaches discovered soon after or even during a transaction, or by the target company’s failure to comply with important privacy requirements. In this webinar, we highlight the tools companies can use to detect and mitigate privacy and cyber risk in the context of M&A transactions.




Sally M. Wagner Partin, M&A Partner, Sidley Austin

Vishnu Shankar, Privacy and Cybersecurity Senior Associate, Sidley Austin

Clayton G. Northouse, Privacy and Cybersecurity Associate, Sidley Austin



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