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Privacy, e-Communication and Data Security

Accessing, maintaining, safeguarding and exchanging personal, consumer and business information fosters both unlimited possibilities and new risks and vulnerabilities for organizations across the globe.

Overview

Jackson Lewis’ interdisciplinary Privacy, e-Communication and Data Security Group, comprised of experienced attorneys many of whom are “Certified Information Privacy Professionals” (CIPP) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals, stays on the edge of legal developments affecting our clients’ workplace, business and marketing risks—and opportunities—in the digital age.

We fully appreciate the value and sensitivity of data and we take a holistic, value-add approach in advising clients, regularly coordinating with other subject matter experts, such as information technology vendors, to provide practical advice and preventive strategies that address the range of potential issues relating to privacy, e-communication and data security.

The group has three primary areas of focus. For each, we provide clients with preventive strategies and compliance advice, including policy development and training, and represent them in related administrative enforcement actions and litigation, including class actions.

Data Security

Reviewing and developing enterprise-wide strategies for safeguarding data and maintaining compliance, including data breach response.

  • Cybersecurity Assessments
  • Written Information Security Program Development
  • BYOD and Device Management
  • Cybersecurity, Ransomware Breach Preparedness, Response and Litigation
  • Cybersecurity Awareness and Training Programs for Executives and Employees
  • Vendor Management and Data Security Agreement Drafting and Negotiation
  • Government Contractor Compliance
  • Strategy Development for Going Paperless and Cloud Computing
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e-Communications

Maximizing the effectiveness and efficiencies of electronic communications (e.g., social media, BYOD, telemarketing) while avoiding legal, contractual and ethical pitfalls.

  • Social Media and Other Online Communications
  • e-Communication Policy and Procedure Development
  • e-Application and Onboarding Program Design and Implementation
  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act Compliance and Litigation
  • Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
  • SEC and FINRA e-Communication Monitoring and Recordkeeping Compliance
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Privacy

Achieving a balance between an entity’s need for use or disclosure of personal or confidential information with an individual’s or entity’s privacy rights and interests in an era of big data and high-powered analytics.

  • Big Data and Analytics
  • Monitoring and Surveillance of Customers, Employees and Others
  • HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance for Providers, Plans and Business Associates
  • International/Cross Border Data Privacy Compliance
  • Records Access Management
  • Leave of Absence Management
  • Background Checks, Workplace Searches and Investigations
  • Strategies for Exchanges of Data in Mergers and Acquisitions
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April 5, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST
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January 30, 2017

Top 10 for Data Privacy Day 2017

January 30, 2017

In honor of Data Privacy Day, we provide the following “Top 10 for 2017,” a list of critical areas in data privacy that businesses should know about. While not exhaustive, the list points out hot topics on data privacy and security for organizations to consider in 2017. 1. Phishing Attacks and Ransomware Phishing, as... Read More

January 17, 2017

Increasing Ransomware Attacks in Higher Education

January 17, 2017

Malicious “ransomware” attacks — where a hacker takes control of the victim’s information systems and encrypts data, preventing the owner from accessing it until the victim pays a sum of money — are on the rise against colleges and universities. Higher education institutions are well-advised to increase... Read More

January 10, 2017

2017: The Year Ahead for Employers

January 10, 2017

An executive summary of recent changes in workplace law and a look ahead to 2017. Read More

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December 14, 2016
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Ralph Losey Discusses "E-Discovery for Everyone"

December 14, 2016

Ralph Losey discusses his new book "E-Discovery for Everyone" in "People in Motion: Jackson Lewis’ Ralph Losey on Bringing E-Discovery to Everyone," published by Legaltech News. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

December 8, 2016
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Joseph Lazzarotti Discusses the Importance of Companies Developing a Breach Response Plan

December 8, 2016

Joseph Lazzarotti discusses the importance of companies implementing a post-breach strategy and response plan in "After a Data Breach, Don't Throw Money at Customers. It Can Backfire," published by Corporate Counsel. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

December 2, 2016
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Jackson Lewis Principal Ralph Losey Authors “E-Discovery for Everyone”

December 2, 2016

December 2, 2016 (Orlando, FL) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce that Orlando Principal Ralph Losey has authored E-Discovery for Everyone, an in-depth introduction to e-discovery topics influencing today’s legal procedures. E-Discovery for Everyone covers... Read More

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$3.2M Fine for Failure to Protect Electronic Records
February 21, 2017

The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) fined a Texas hospital $3.2 million for its impermissible disclosure of unsecured electronic protected health information (ePHI) and non-compliance over many years with multiple standards of the HIPAA Security Rule. Read More

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Expert Insights on Developing a Physical Security Program
February 14, 2017

In today’s digital age, security tends to be thought about in terms of firewalls, malware, encryption and other safeguards for electronic systems. But the security of those systems, as well as an organization’s facilities, people and other critical assets depends significantly on physical security as well. Read More

GPS Tracking and Smartphone Apps – Get Consent!
February 12, 2017

With the proliferation of satellite navigation systems and smart phones, many employers have contemplated using GPS tracking to increase efficiency, and frankly, to keep a better eye on their employees during the work day. The use of GPS tracking in a vehicle can be lawful, there are some limitations to keep in mind. Read More