Legal-Ease: Small business data loss and protection

Lee R. Schroeder is an Ohio licensed attorney at Schroeder Law LLC in Putnam County. He limits his practice to business, real estate, estate planning and agriculture issues in northwest Ohio. He can be reached at [email protected] or at 419-659-2058. This article is not intended to serve as legal advice, and specific advice should be sought from the licensed attorney of your choice based upon the specific facts and circumstances that you face.

Data loss and protection for businesses is often much more complicated than for individuals. A business must protect its own data, the data of its employees and the data of its customers as well as anyone else with whom the business conducts transactions.

Businesses are strictly liable to protect the “personal information” of their customers and employees in the state of Ohio.

The recent Equifax data breach has prompted many of us individually to try to protect our identities from theft and misuse.

For small businesses, the risks associated with data protection are exponentially greater than that for individuals because each business must protect its own data, the data of its employees and the data of its customers and everyone else with whom the business conducts transactions.

Read more about business data loss and protection in Lee’s article in the Lima News here: Legal-Ease: Small business data loss and protection

Source: LimaOhio.com, “Legal-Ease: Small business data loss and protection,” by Lee R. Schroeder, September 30, 2017

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