Privacy and data security are hot topics for everyone doing business in today’s rapidly developing climate, and no less for those in life science and health-related industries. With new federal statutes, new regulations from HHS and FTC, and new state laws covering private health information, now is a good time for businesses to take stock of the applicable laws and take steps to ensure that their use, transfer, and storage of private data are secure and compliant. In this article, Reed Smith’s Paul Bond gives his "Ten Data Security Questions Faced by Every Company," a one-stop survey of how every business should approach these issues.