December 20, 2019

Partner Patty Covington quoted in Automotive News data breach article

On December 9, Automotive News spoke with several auto dealership cyberattack or data breach prevention advisors. In addition to employee training, dealerships should have strict policies surrounding customers' nonpublic personal information. Partner Patty Covington suggests that dealerships implement anonymous reporting of unauthorized system access. In addition to firewalls and antivirus software, she also recommends having some type of service or software that monitors computer networks and conducts systematic scans.

Patty has practiced in consumer financial services for the last 20 years. She advises banks, auto sales finance companies, installment lenders, motor vehicle dealers, leasing companies, trade associations, ancillary product providers and technology providers on a wide array of issues related to consumer financial services. Patty's practice focuses on auto finance, personal property lending, installment lending, dealer law, creditor-based collection practices, ancillary products law, federal and state regulatory compliance, CFPB-readiness, UDAAP, UDAP, privacy, data security and information management, electronic commerce and marketing.

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