Data privacy and protection concerns have grown as rapidly as our reliance on the digital world. Today, all businesses and organizations must understand the types of information they can collect, the ways in which they are legally allowed to use or disclose this data, the methods available to protect and secure this information, and the requirements they must meet for effective data disposal.
McDermott’s Global Privacy & Cybersecurity practice provides comprehensive legal counsel that looks beyond borders, narrow disciplines and specific technologies. We understand that, while data can travel at the speed of thought, preventing or responding to threats, breaches or losses often requires a physical presence in the relevant jurisdiction. Members of our team are located in offices across the United States and around the globe, and have a deep understanding of regulatory and law-enforcement regimes at every level, from EU directives and US federal laws, to EU Member State and US state and local regulations. Through our strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices, we also offer assistance on data privacy concerns in one of the world’s economic powerhouses.
Our privacy lawyers help clients comply with the full range of international, national and state information laws, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), Children’s Online Privacy Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA), CAN-SPAM Act and EU Data Protection and Telecommunications Privacy Directives.
We have an equally broad view of industry best practices, drawing on our experience in specific sectors such as health care, retail and telecommunications to provide creative solutions to our clients’ real-world challenges. We regularly develop model contracts, conduct compliance audits and assessments, perform data surveys, and prepare customized privacy policies and procedures.