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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.

Our 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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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

January 9, 2017

New York Releases Revised Proposed Cybersecurity Regulations

January 9, 2017

The New York State Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) has released a revised version of its proposed cybersecurity regulations, which set regulatory minimum standards for protecting the customer information and information systems of the financial services industry. The Revised Proposed Regulations will become effective... Read More

November 10, 2016

Workplace Law Under President-Elect Donald Trump: What to Expect

November 10, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump will assume office on January 20, 2017, with a Republican majority in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. While it is difficult to predict whether the new administration will be able to deliver on President-elect Trump’s campaign promises, we can expect significant policy and enforcement... 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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FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez Steps Down
January 16, 2017

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently announced that FTC chairwoman Edith Ramirez will be stepping down effective February 10, 2017. Ms. Ramirez guided the agency through a period of significant enforcement activity, particularly in the areas of cybersecurity and consumer privacy. Read More

The White House’s Revisions to its Breach Response Policy For Federal Agencies and Departments Also Affect Contractors
January 15, 2017

On January 3, 2017, the Obama Administration issued a memorandum to all executive departments and agencies setting for a comprehensive policy for handling breaches of personally identifiable information (the “Memorandum”), replacing earlier guidance. Read More

FTC Settles Claim of False Representations by Digital Advertising Company
December 30, 2016

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has entered into a Consent Order to resolve a complaint brought against a digital advertising company, Turn Inc. Read More