A global pandemic, new privacy laws, and an uptick in ransomware attacks are accelerating the need for privacy and data security lawyers, both in-house and at law firms.
Dun & Bradstreet plans to increase worldwide privacy counsel by 60% next year to tackle new regulations, said Joe Reinhardt, chief legal officer of the Short Hills, N.J.-based data analytics company.
Nearly 70% of general counsel cited data security as a top legal risk in a Morrison & Foerster LLP survey taken between September and November. That’s more than double the percentage that held that view in March.
Companies that had been ...