Checklist Guide to Six Phases of Privacy and Cybersecurity Due Diligence in M&As

The primary objectives of privacy and cyber due diligence in an M&A transaction are to identify and understand risk factors, and decide whether they should be mitigated before or after the deal closes and how to factor the cost of post-deal remediation into the financial analysis. This checklist, derived from our in-depth content on due diligence, goes beyond the questionnaire to break down the steps within six phases of the process: target risk evaluation; deal and response diligence; pre-closing network diligence; the due diligence memorandum; contract terms; and post-closing implementation. See “Privacy and Security Due Diligence in M&A Transactions: Going Beyond the Questionnaire” (Jan. 19, 2021); How to Conduct Effective Privacy and Data Security Diligence to Assure Value Realization in Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures” (Oct. 27, 2021); and “Privacy and Cyber Due Diligence in M&A Transactions” (Mar. 11, 2020).

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