More companies are turning to law firms and legal experts instead of IT forensic experts when it comes to dealing with data and system breaches since attorney-client privilege offers a degree of secrecy and attorneys bring a deep knowledge of the rules and laws regarding public disclosure. "Say you're a company and you wake up Monday morning, and the FBI says, 'We found your data halfway to Asia.' That's a new experience companies are going to have to deal with, and you're probably going to want a lawyer," said Stewart Baker, a lawyer in Steptoe & Johnson's technology practice.

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