Anthony McFarland

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Anthony (Tony) McFarland is a partner in the Nashville office of Bass, Berry & Sims PLC, where he serves as co-chair of the firm’s Data Security & Privacy Practice Group. Contact him at amcfarland@bassberry.com or (615) 742-6250.

Data Security: A Board Responsibility?

In 2014 alone, there were nearly 800 identified data breaches involving over 85 million records, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center Data Breach Reports. Regulatory officials have rushed to propose cyber security guidelines and adopt cyber security requirements. In addition, multiple lawsuits have been filed alleging that board misconduct significantly contributed to the financial fallout from compromised company data.
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