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Data Security and Vendor Agreements: The Chain is only as Strong as the Weakest Link

Outsourcing company services that require sensitive data to third parties does not relieve your organization of liability. Far from it — entrusting sensitive data to a vendor can increase your risk of a data breach and drive up the associated costs of the fallout. However, if you conduct due diligence and verify that your vendor can handle confidential information with care, you bolster your company’s defense if a breach occurs due to the vendor’s negligence.

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