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Privacy, Data and Cybersecurity

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, Data and Cybersecurity 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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Is Your Company Prepared To Comply With The NYS Dep’t of Financial Services Cyber Regulations? First Compliance Deadline Is August 28

August 24, 2017 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

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Cybersecurity Risk Management for Law Firms Webinar Series

April 19, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

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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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January 7, 2019

2019: The Year Ahead for Employers

January 7, 2019

Over the past year, state and local governments responded in a variety of ways to national policy, and the midterm elections painted a picture of what’s in store for employers in 2019 and beyond. Jackson Lewis’ annual report outlines upcoming issues, trends, legislation and regulations employers need to be aware of in the coming year... Read More

July 11, 2018

Fitness Industry Legal Update - Summer 2018

July 11, 2018

Social media can be a great way for companies in the fitness industry to build and engage their communities. The hazards of social media as to employees, companies, and privacy, however, should not be ignored. This is especially true if social media is key to a business’s marketing or employee-recruitment goals. In this issue, we cover... Read More

July 9, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh Nominated to U.S. Supreme Court

July 9, 2018

In the wake of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement, President Donald Trump was presented with the rare opportunity to make his second U.S. Supreme Court nomination in as many years, nominating the Honorable Brett M. Kavanaugh to succeed Justice Kennedy. If confirmed by the Senate, Judge Kavanaugh would bring more than a dozen years of... Read More

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December 12, 2018
The Cybersecurity Law Report

Joseph Lazzarotti and Jason Gavejian Discuss Privacy Issues Surrounding Biometric Data

December 12, 2018

Joseph Lazzarotti and Jason Gavejian discuss implications of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, a statute that specifies requirements for the collection and handling of biometric data in "Illinois Appellate Decision Creates Split on Standing to Sue Under BIPA," published by The Cybersecurity Law Report. Read More

December 7, 2018
AARP

Joseph Lazzarotti Comments on W-2 Form Phishing Schemes Targeting Businesses and Employees

December 7, 2018

Joseph Lazzarotti comments on phishing email schemes in which crooks pose as company owners or executives in an attempt to steal valuable tax and personnel information in "Scammers Are Phishing for Your W-2 Form," published by AARP. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

December 1, 2018
Latino Leaders Magazine

Gregory Alvarez, Jason Gavejian, Angela Quiles Nevarez and Pedro Jaime Torres-Díaz are Recognized in "Top Latino Lawyers of 2018"

December 1, 2018

Gregory Alvarez, Jason Gavejian, Angela Quiles Nevarez and Pedro Jaime Torres-Díaz are spotlighted in "Top Latino Lawyers 2018," published by Latino Leaders Magazine.   Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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Updates to Massachusetts Breach Notification Law – Much More Than Mandatory Credit Monitoring
January 13, 2019

Observers of the recent changes in the Massachusetts data breach notification law likely will focus on the addition of the obligation to provide 18 months of credit monitoring following a breach involving Social Security numbers (42 months, if the breached entity is a consumer reporting agency). Read More

North Carolina AG Seeks Breach Notification for Ransomware, Other Enhancements to Data Breach Law
January 10, 2019

According to SC Magazine, an escalating number of victims of data breaches in 2017 have led Attorney General Josh Stein and state Rep. Read More

The U.S. Supreme Court Will Rule on FCC Interpretation of the TCPA
January 9, 2019

Late last year, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in PDR Network, LLC v. Carlton & Harris Chiropractic (No. 17-1705), addressing the issue of whether the Hobbs Act requires the district court to accept the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC’s) legal interpretation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). Read More

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Privacy Issues and Data Breaches

Adam Guttell and Jeffrey Schlossberg discuss privacy issues and how employers can prevent data breaches.

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