Internet And Computer Security – Legal Basis For Liability

In certain circumstances, e-businesses might be held liable when their websites are cracked and confidential information such as credit card numbers are stolen from their customers’ databases. Courts in this type of situation will most likely try to determine if said e-businesses have been negligent in maintaining the appropriate computer security.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What can happen?
What is the duty requirement in terms of computer security?
What standard of care applies?
Is the proximate cause test satisfied?

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