8. Doing Buisness Abroad — Data Security Issues to Consider

Data protection and information security laws and regulations can differ dramatically between countries. Small businesses doing business outside of the United States should consult an attorney to determine what, if any, legal requirements apply to data that you obtain abroad.

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Because of the differences in data protection standards, laws, and practices from country to country, you should consult with an attorney that is familiar with the laws of each of the foreign countries in which you do business.

Only 28% of small businesses provide training to employees about Internet safety and security.

Source: 2012 National Small Business Study, National Cyber Security Alliance, Symantec, & JZ Analytics.