Highly visible cyber incidents such as the one which recently afflicted SolarWinds’ Orion platform help to keep data privacy threats at the forefront of public consciousness. But whether or not that awareness will also translate into more work for legal departments attempting to remain a step ahead of regulators is harder to discern.

To be sure, incidents like the one at SolarWinds, which saw the company’s Orion platform hacked on a scale that jeopardized the security of government agencies and Fortune 500 companies alike, cast a broad shadow. But many businesses may assume themselves to be unlikely targets of any enhanced regulatory scrutiny to come out of the attack.

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