Data breaches and other cybercrimes are becoming a lot more common in today’s ever-growing digital world. If your small business falls victim to a data breach, it typically results in major fines and legal fees, not to mention unexpected expenses and down time that will occur when trying to recover. Many small businesses that encounter a data breach cannot recover and typically go out of business within six months. If you have a small business and are unsure what constitutes a data breach, refer to Delaware’s House Bill 180, which lists what data is considered Personal Identifiable Information (PII) and what to do in the event of a breach. The Delaware SBDC has an informational flyer on the house bill that can be found online or by contacting the office.

 

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