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Data privacy and cybersecurity in global dealmaking

Pritesh Shah and Daniel Forester

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Tuesday 16 October 2018

Over the years, data privacy and cybersecurity concerns have risen from the depths of being an industry- and deal-specific concern to requiring consideration in every deal. While sufficiently complicated in any given jurisdiction, increasingly global deals are forcing buyers and sellers to confront these issues directly commencing at the deal-structuring stage, through diligence, ultimate risk allocation and post-closing integration activities. The last year has only solidified the recognition and importance of these issues as developments in the data privacy landscape have made front-page news, ranging from the effectiveness of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to the role played by and influence of organisations like Cambridge Analytica.

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