Panamanian Data Breach

Wilson Elser’s Professional Liability Blog draws on the collective experience of their many Professional Liability & Services attorneys to provide their clients, and other interested parties, with informed perspectives on the dynamic area of cyber law. In a recent blog post, William F. McDevitt of Philadelphia, gives readers a complete rundown on the April 3, 2016 massive data breach of a Panamanian law firm.


What Attorneys Can Learn from History’s Largest Data Breach

On April 3, 2016, the public learned that millions of client documents from the Panamanian law firm and corporate services provider Mossack Fonseca & Co. (MF) had made their way to an international organization, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), and that the information would be used to publish potentially damaging stories. In addition, authorities across the globe, from Japan to Switzerland to the United States, are reviewing the documents and investigating potential tax implications, regulatory violations and criminal activity.
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