As companies increasingly focus on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues, it is crucial to recognize the significance of protecting data and individual privacy as key components of socially responsible business practices. Privacy is an issue of continually growing importance for individuals, companies, regulators, and lawmakers. As concerns over security incidents, consumer privacy, and ethical business practices continue to grow, companies are under increasing pressure to not only protect their customers’ data as a compliance matter but also to operate responsibly and ethically in their handling of personal information. As such, many corporations are now considering the role that proper data handling practices should play within corporate CSR-ESG programs that aim to promote positive environmental and social impacts while also aligning with ethical governance principles. ESG & Impact co-chair Danielle Reyes and Data, Privacy & Cybersecurity partner Jacqueline Klosek explain more in the New York Law Journal.