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Mary T. Costigan

Associate
Berkeley Heights

P 908-795-5135
F 908-464-2614
Mary.Costigan@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Mary T. Costigan is an Associate in the Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She holds a Certified Information Privacy Professional/US designation from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (iapp). Ms. Costigan advises multinational, national, and regional companies on emerging privacy and cybersecurity issues, including the broad and growing array of mandates, best practices, and preventive safeguards. In particular, she focuses on advising and assisting clients in matters relating to compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and U.S. privacy and data security standards such as HIPAA/HITECH. She also assists clients with data breach preparation and response, biometric data collection policies, vendor security assessments, and data security agreements, including business associate agreements.

Ms. Costigan started her career as a litigation associate in private practice and worked as a senior litigator and advisor to the Massachusetts Department of Revenue in its Boston and New York City offices. Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, she was a Global Privacy Manager at KPMG where she advised internal stakeholders and project teams on global data protection and privacy matters, with a concentration on software applications.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • New Jersey Bar Association

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Franklin Lakes Office of Emergency Management, ham radio operator

Speeches and Presentations

  • “How to Comply with GDPR Requirements: What Every U.S. Company Needs to Know,” EVERFI Webinar (May 2018)
  • “Navigating the Patchwork: Complying With Your Legal Obligations to Safeguard Data - Impact of the GDPR on US-Based Organizations,” New York State Bar Association (webinar, October 2018) (speaker)
  • “The EU General Data Protection Regulation,” Carolinas Credit Union League Compliance Legal Update (Winston-Salem, NC, August 2018) (speaker)

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July 9, 2018
EVERFI

Jason Gavejian, Joseph Lazzarotti and Mary Costigan Discuss Successful Compliance With GDPR

July 9, 2018

Jason Gavejian, Joseph Lazzarotti and Mary Costigan discuss steps for businesses to take in the age of GDPR in "How the GDPR gives new meaning to established privacy and security principles," published by EVERFI. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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September 17, 2019

Class Action Trends Report Summer 2019

September 17, 2019

Our quarterly report discusses new developments in class action litigation and offers strategic guidance and tactical tips on how to defend such claims. This issue covers the following topics: California Consumer Privacy Act breaks new ground GDPR set the course State consumer privacy and security laws likely to proliferate... Read More

July 26, 2019

New York Enacts SHIELD Act, Adding Data Security Requirements and Strengthening Data Breach Requirements

July 26, 2019

New York has enacted the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act (SHIELD Act) to amend the state’s data breach notification law to impose more expansive data security and data breach notification requirements on companies. The move aims to ensure New York residents are better protected against data breaches of their private... Read More

March 11, 2019

New Jersey Bills Would Give Consumers Control Over Their Personal Data Privacy

March 11, 2019

New Jersey has joined a growing list of states considering legislation on data privacy to promote transparency, accountability, and individual choice. One bill would create new obligations for commercial entities whose online website or services collect personally identifiable information (PII) from individuals in New Jersey. A second... Read More

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CCPA Amendments Updated, Finalized, and Moving on to Governor Newsom
September 16, 2019

The California Consumer Privacy Act is almost here! The groundbreaking law takes effect January 1, 2020. Covered businesses and their service providers have already started preparing, as the CCPA continues to evolve since it was introduced. Read More

CCPA FAQs on Cookies
August 29, 2019

As businesses prepare for the effective date of the California Consumer Privacy Act, many are conducting data mapping to identify the personal information they collect, who it belongs to, how they use it, with whom they share it and whether they sell or disclose it. Read More

Does the CCPA Apply to Your Business?
August 14, 2019

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), considered the most expansive U.S. privacy laws to date, is set to take effect January 1, 2020. In short, the CCPA places limitations on the collection and sale of a consumer’s personal information and provides consumers certain rights with respect to their personal information. Read More