We are all familiar with the recent data breaches at Bank of America, Target and Sony. These cases grab headlines; data security breaches affect businesses of all sizes and across industries. Data in any form has value to someone and no business is immune from a potential breach. More and more, trucking companies are relying on technology to manage information about employees, customers, and their businesses. A potential breach of that data could be the result of a hacker, through the destruction or loss of information, or employee error. Regardless of the cause of the destruction or breach of information, such a situation presents the potential for ramifications that will impact employees, customers, the ability to continue to operate, and civil lawsuits or regulatory fines or penalties.
Marc Tucker, an attorney with Smith Moore Leatherwood’s Transportation Industry Group, examines the emerging issues trucking companies face when technology systems are breached and provides practical steps all companies can take to protect their valuable electronic data. Rob Moseley, head of the firm’s Transportation Industry Group, will be moderating the discussion.