Online Shopping, Pandemic Elevate Legal Risk for E-Retailers

November 25, 2020

Bloomberg Law

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As consumers opt for online purchases in lieu of crowded malls and long in-store lines during the coronavirus-impacted Thanksgiving holiday, the threat of data breaches and digital malfeasance looms large, cybersecurity experts and attorneys say.

Companies should take a hard look at their security systems and gird for heightened cyber-risk during the holiday season, experts say. They could find themselves in a weakened position in the event of a breach lawsuit if they don’t, said Curtis Dukes, executive vice president and general manager of security best practices at the Center for Internet Security.