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IDG Contributor Network: Why you should lawyer up before a cyberattack

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    Lawyers advise enterprises to establish preemptive legal protection before suffering a cyberattack. While one might expect lawyers to say that, there are some reasons to take this advice.

    Namely, a federal district court in Minnesota found in October that "certain documents created during Target's internal investigation of its 2013 payment card breach were protected by the attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine," according to the Cybersecurity Law Report.

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    The court told Target that it didn't have to produce certain documents that the plaintiffs wanted to see. The reason: they were part of the investigation.

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