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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.

24/7 Data Incident Response Team

Has an electronic device (laptop, smartphone, thumb drive, etc.) been lost or stolen? Are you locked out of your data because of ransomware? Have company records or data been improperly accessed? Has an employee been a victim of a phishing attack requesting tax records? Are your businesses’ electronic systems corrupted or under attack? Has something like this happened to one of your third-party service providers? Are you uncertain what to do now to respond to a potential data breach?

Our team has experienced, data breach response attorneys available to assist organizations that have encountered a data incident, ransomware attack, or potential data breach.

We are available 24/7 at 844-544-5296 or breach@jacksonlewis.com.
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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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Cybersecurity Risk Management for Law Firms Webinar Series

April 19, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST
Credits: CLE - Pending*, HRCI - Pending, SHRM - Pending
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Cybersecurity Risk Management for Law Firms - Webinar Series

April 5, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST
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Pay Equity is “Comp”licated: New Laws, New Reporting, & How to Protect your Organization

April 27, 2016 - 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
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April 27, 2017

45 Ways in 100 Days: The Projected Impact of the Trump Administration on Today’s Workplace

April 27, 2017

April 29, 2017, marks the 100th day of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. He has proven he is not a traditional conservative Republican, and many in the business community are still wondering about the Trump Administration’s labor and employment policy positions. Even as significant changes in federal policies are... Read More

April 19, 2017

New Mexico Enacts Data Breach Notification Act

April 19, 2017

New Mexico has become the 48th state to enact a data breach notification law requiring that individuals be notified of security breaches of information involving personal identifying information. Governor Susana Martinez signed HB 15 on April 6, 2017. The new law follows the same general structure of many of the breach notification laws... Read More

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

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March 28, 2017
Bloomberg BNA

Jason Gavejian Comments on Tennessee's Data Breach Notice Law

March 28, 2017

Jason Gavejian comments on Tennessee's recently clarified data breach notification laws in "Tennessee to Clarify Breach Notice Encryption Exemption," published by Bloomberg BNA. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

March 1, 2017
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Ralph Losey Discusses the Evolution of Digital Evidence

March 1, 2017

Ralph Losey discusses how law practice has changed with the explosion of digital evidence, e-discovery and the future of evidence-gathering in "E-discovery: Must-knows, landmines and what the future holds," published by American Bar Association. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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

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Small Healthcare Provider Pays $31,000 for Failing to Have a Business Associate Agreement With File Storage Vendor
April 21, 2017

Disclosing protected health information (PHI) to a business associate without a compliant business associate agreement (BAA) is an improper disclosure under the HIPAA privacy and security regulations. According to the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR), an error like that can cost a small healthcare provider $31,000. Read More

Six Tips to Consider in Hiring Privacy and Data Security Experts
April 20, 2017

Facing increasingly pervasive issues relating to privacy and data security companies are faced with what qualifications they should think about when looking to hire experts in these areas, and their role within the company is becoming increasingly vital. Read More

New Mexico Enacts Data Breach Notification Act
April 18, 2017

On April 6, 2017, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez signed HB 15, making New Mexico the 48th state to enact a data breach notification law.  The law has an effective date of June 16, 2017 and follows the same general structure of many of the breach notification laws in other states. Read More