EXPERIENCED COUNSEL

Privacy, Security and Data Protection

LEADERSHIP: Sharon R. Klein

Representative engagements include:

  • assessing, designing and implementing more than 250 national and international information security and privacy compliance programs for corporations, state governments, retail organizations, financial institutions, health care providers and not-for-profit entities
  • providing privacy, security and data protection advice relating to offshore processes in structuring outsourcing transactions (some exceeding $1 billion) to transfer all information technology to major outsourcing vendors and developing service levels to facilitate optimum performance
  • structuring e-commerce arrangements, including Web development and hosting agreements, electronic marketplaces’ Privacy Policies and Terms of Use, and EDI, including regulatory advice in privacy, security, CAN-SPAM and state, federal and international legislation
  • assisting a large medical center in a breach response related to the improper disclosure of almost one million patient records
  • advising a large regional banking organization following the loss of sensitive customer information affecting substantially all of its customer base, and assisting in all mitigation efforts and in compliance by such institution with all federal and state laws governing such data breach
  • counseling with respect to a data breach involving customer personal financial information including counseling on the response, contacting regulatory authorities, working with public relations professionals, and advising on federal and state law requirements
  • counseling an automotive retail performance company operating several websites including many in foreign countries by providing advice on Website operations, including preparing Website Privacy Policies and Terms of Use, obtaining Safe Harbor certification for USAI with the Department of Commerce, registering USAI’s databases with the Data Protection Authorities in several EU jurisdictions, etc.