If you’ve ever looked at the laws of the land regarding our data & information, you probably realize that there are a lot of holes in them. It’s not really a surprise, considering we have only had the internet for the last year or so – so some of these things weren’t as much of a concern until the past few years. But, because of major data breaches that have occurred at times, it keeps coming up in Congress and other fronts.

What Can Be Done Legally?

data law breachLuckily, because there is so little out there about these questions, that means we have a lot of wiggle room when it comes to determining the best way to make these laws pertinent. Of course, that also means that there are a lot of things that these people can get away with until they’ve been dealt with. There are laws in place to protect your privacy, but the use of your data is an entirely different story.

First off, make sure that you or your Baltimore personal injury lawyer reads any and all contracts for anywhere that you are providing your personal information to. The contract absolutely must have the ways that the company is able to use your data, and if you don’t fully understand what it says, make sure to ask – they’re required to tell you.

Of course, there are some people who are looking to get laws put into place about data safety, as well. No call lists are definitely a help, but if you give your information freely, you lose those rights for that category of calls or whatever they’re related to. Because of this, a lot of people believe that there should be stricter laws for how they can distribute your information in that way.

All in all, it’s about being more vigilant, but there is definitely a need for some stricter laws about solicitation and the use of your private data and information. How do you think that the whole thing should be taken care of? How can we control where our data and information goes by way of the law?

Guest Post contribution by Robert Hernandez
Brain injury trial lawyer
Specialising in legal data security.