The answer is: Higher! Deeper!
If we take a moment to look at the headlines of 2010, we should predict what are the new risks that will need to be covered:
- Preventing Wikileaks and similar divulgence of sensitive information;
- Preventing sabotage by angry insiders (such as former employees);
- Preventing strategic espionage; and
- Preventing cybercrime (e.g., strategically received viruses).
Companies that are engaged in businesses involving sensitive information (e.g. controlled goods) should prepare for changes. They should anticipate the new requirements that will be imposed.
For example, it will soon be common practice to have employees sign non-disclosure agreements (NDA) --- not that a NDA will eliminate all risks of Wilileaks. An NDA will allow a company to sue a person who takes company secrets and divulges them.
For more information, please contact Cyndee Todgham Cherniak, who is a lawyer affiliated with McMillan LLP in Canada (at 416-307-4168).