Practice AreaData Privacy & Security

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The world is changing and so is the way that people are doing business. Maintaining the personal information of others in the cloud, and even simply using the Internet to conduct business, creates potential vulnerabilities that did not exist in a simple brick and mortar environment with private servers maintained in-house and dedicated exclusively to your own use. Unfortunately the cost of doing business in this expansive environment is potential unauthorized exposure of data of others under your control. We are able to advise and assist you regarding compliance with various data privacy and security laws, including GDPR and various state laws. It has been said that it is not a matter of whether a data breach will occur but rather when-we are here to help you manage any data breaches, including appropriate responses to the same. One of the best ways you can protect yourself when doing business that involves the Internet is to obtain appropriate cyber liability and other liability insurance. We are able to offer advice with regard to the same. Also, it is important to have appropriate privacy policies in place. Additionally, some contexts, such as agreements involving protected health information, require specific provisions in the underlying agreement as well as ancillary agreements such as Business Associate Agreements. Thanks to our robust practice areas, we are able to call upon the expertise of other attorneys in the firm as needed, such as those in our Health Care Practice area.