Data loss and data theft can cripple a company financially, ruin its reputation and result in prison sentences for Directors and Officers.  Congress has passed several laws mandating penalties for non-compliance, and restrictions and consequences only to become increasingly severe.

Several laws have been been enacted over the past several years to protect consumers when dealing with various industries.  Some of the laws (Wikipedia links):

Keep in mind, there are only some of the laws that affect the data on your systems.  Some may or may not apply to your business, and there may be others not listed here that do apply.  If you need help determining the laws that affect you, contact us and we'll help.  No matter which laws affect your business, it's your responsibility to protect your customers information.