As global privacy and data breach incidences continue to make headlines and expose organizations to reputation damage and potential enforcement action, this survey conducted by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and Bloomberg Law assesses when companies seek outside counsel for guidance on complex privacy and data security issues.
The resulting study, The Market for Data Privacy Legal Services, is based on the responses of hundreds of privacy professionals, covering a variety of relevant issues such as:
How much companies are spending on external privacy legal counsel, and how this spend varies between companies of different sizes
The most important qualities companies look for when they select an external source
Trends in spending for outside counsel, including the types of tasks typically performed by in-house counsel compared to outside attorneys