Data Security, Corporate Liability & Cyber Law: Overview
Data Security: Protection of information assets needs to be addressed not only at the technical security level but also at the legal compliance and policy framework level to ensure a well rounded approach towards Information asset security. Data theft, unauthorized copying , alteration or deletion of data, hacking, identity thefts, IPR violation, unauthorized access, are just a few issues that are causing serious concern in corporations and need to be handled effectively to ensure a clean, safe and secure work environment.
Corporate Liability: One who does something through another does it himself; goes a legal maxim that explains the responsibility of a principal vis-ą-vis the acts of his agent. Extend this maxim to the IT and internet-enabled business organizations or for that matter any organization having a decent IT infrastructure and you have on hand an utterly chaotic as well as a risky situation.
Contributed by: Prashanta Roy