McDermott Releases Legal Industry’s First of its Kind Interactive State Law Privacy Map - McDermott Will & Emery

McDermott Releases Legal Industry’s First of its Kind Interactive State Law Privacy Map


International law firm McDermott Will & Emery announced the release of an interactive map summarizing all of the recently enacted US state privacy laws. Unique from other state maps which are static, McDermott’s map immediately provides the user with analysis of any state’s enacted privacy legislation, along with the ability to download and print both legislative details and practical guidance and analysis.

“Our goal in creating this state privacy law map was to provide an interactive and informational tool that did not yet exist,” said David Saunders, a partner in McDermott’s Global Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice and one of the Firm leaders of the initiative. “Our goal is for our state privacy map to be the ‘go-to’ resource for anyone looking to quickly understand the obligations that each state consumer privacy law imposes on companies.”

McDermott’s interactive map provides the following key features:

  • Clickable states which have enacted consumer privacy laws
  • Bite-size summaries of the primary information for each state’s consumer privacy law, including the title of the law, statute and regulation citations, effective date, applicability thresholds and links to related McDermott resources for further analysis
  • Links to download and print a full report of each state’s consumer privacy legislation

The map will be continuously updated with the latest available information when a new law is enacted.

“With an increasingly complex landscape of laws, McDermott’s interactive state privacy map will be of enormous help to users seeking to understand the regulatory and compliance challenges they face when handling consumer information,” said Amy Pimentel, a partner in McDermott’s Global Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice who also spearheaded the map’s creation.

McDermott’s state privacy map can be accessed in the Firm’s Global Privacy & Cybersecurity Resource Center, a one-stop shop for timely webinars, thought leadership and insights covering critical developments that impact data privacy and compliance worldwide.

About McDermott’s Global Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice

McDermott’s world-class Global Privacy and Cybersecurity team includes more than 50 privacy and cybersecurity lawyers advising clients on the statutory, regulatory and enforcement regimes that govern the collection, use and disclosure of data in the United States, Europe, Asia and elsewhere.

We have extensive experience advising on the full range of data privacy and protection laws, industry standards and issues. Our lawyers regularly counsel clients on US and international data-use issues, data transfers, and privacy compliance under US and foreign laws. We conduct in-depth privacy/cybersecurity risk assessments, often in the context of mergers, acquisitions and other domestic and cross-border transactions.

In the event of data breaches or alleged improper use of data, we provide swift, effective cybersecurity incident response and represent clients in litigation and government investigations.

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