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To Encrypt or Not To Encrypt.......An Incentive Rather than a Mandate From Michigan

Add Michigan to the list of states that are proposing that adoption of comprehensive data security safeguards will provide a safe harbor for data breaches.

The Information Security Program Standards Act introduced last week differs a bit from Massachusetts and Nevada (and other pending legislation) in that it would not require the implementation of detailed security measures --- the Michigan act provides a carrot to those who do: Breach liability immunity.

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Cynthia J. Larose

Member / Chair, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice

Cynthia J. Larose is Chair of the firm's Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice, a Certified Information Privacy Professional-US (CIPP-US), and a Certified Information Privacy Professional-Europe (CIPP-E). She works with clients in various industries to develop comprehensive information security programs on the front end, and provides timely counsel when it becomes necessary to respond to a data breach.