QUESTION

Are we responsible for our third-party service providers’ and consultants’ compliance with privacy law?

SHORT ANSWER
Under most circumstances, yes. State, federal and international laws often require contracts that require proper handling of your customer's data.
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You have a responsibility under a number of state, federal, and international laws to have appropriate contracts in place with all service providers who receive and use your customers’ information, and to make sure that your service providers are adhering to the contracts and handling customer information appropriately.  We can help review your contracts and internal processes to mitigate this risk.