National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCAM)

In this National Cybersecurity Awareness Month conversation, Mayer Brown lawyers from our global practice will discuss the latest legal trends and developments relating to cybersecurity in China, Europe and the UK. Topics will include:

  • The implications for international businesses seeking to comply with China’s new Data Security Law and Personal Information Protection Law in combination

In the first installment of this series, I described some reasons why cybersecurity and data privacy issues should be front of mind for M&A practitioners. In this installment, I will talk about the ways that an acquirer’s—and a target company’s—compliance programs can play a significant role in the success of a merger or integration.

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What does a nuclear missile accident have in common with a cybersecurity or data privacy issue in a
merger or integration? While it is easy to see that most people would prefer not to encounter either of them, in both situations, small missteps can lead to wide-ranging and potentially catastrophic consequences. As an M&A practitioner,

Companies across industry sectors have developed risk-based cybersecurity programs to respond to the substantial and complex cyber threats they face. Managing regulatory risk has become an important element of these cybersecurity programs, as regulators use rules, enforcement actions, and guidance to establish an increasingly complex framework of regulatory expectations.

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