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Privacy & Data Security

A strategic approach to privacy challenges

Don’t be the next victim - You only have to read the headlines to realize that privacy has become one of the biggest legal and business challenge companies, hospitals and other organizations face.

Data security. Employee access to information. Cloud computing. Monitoring of employee activities. And more.

The advances in computing and technology that have driven the economy over the last quarter century are also pushing the bounds of the law, creating new risks in virtually every industry.

Though you can’t read the mind of a hacker or an employee with malicious intent, you can assess your risks, develop policies and take action to protect your company and your customers.

Our attorneys already understand your industry. They can help make sure you understand, and are prepared for, privacy-related legal challenges.

Data Breaches and Theft

Data breaches and theft of confidential information — especially consumer financial information — now occurs on an industrial scale. Such crimes create major financial, legal and reputational risk for companies. Our attorneys can help you develop policies and procedures to prevent such theft, and also provide legal counsel in the aftermath of a data breach.

Consumer Privacy Lawsuits

Consumers have become more concerned about how businesses and other organizations protect their personal information. Nexsen Pruet can help you identify the risks your organization faces and will vigorously defend you should your company encounter consumer privacy litigation.

Cloud Computing Security

With more businesses relying on the “cloud” for essential data storage and IT infrastructure, new risks have been created. Our lawyers can help you draft policies, develop contracts and create procedures to maximize the security of your cloud services.

Employee/Employer Technology use

Both employees and employers have technological capabilities that didn’t exist a generation ago. Whether it’s helping with an employee social media or technology policy, tracking the location of workers on the job or monitoring staff behavior, Nexsen Pruet can help you assess what’s possible, appropriate and legal.

Mobile Apps and Location Privacy

Mobile application developers are sometimes surprised to learn that a free or low-cost app can create costly legal issues. Location-tracking smart phone apps raise a host of questions for developers and consumers. Let our attorneys provide a map for these legal mazes.

Records Management

Your electronic records can quickly become discoverable during litigation. Our lawyers have experience in preparing you to meet the legal requirements of electronic discovery while minimizing the cost and administrative burden of such requirements.

PRISM and Government Data Requests

There are numerous legal issues related to whether and when the government can require businesses to cooperate with their requests for data or assist in surveillance efforts. Nexsen Pruet attorneys can guide you through the legal and business questions such requests create.

Website Privacy Statements

Europe has imposed Internet privacy and data security regulations that are generally stricter than those in the United States. Our lawyers can help you understand when you may fall under European regulations and how best to comply with them.

HIPAA and Health Care Privacy Issues

Health care privacy remains a sensitive legal issue for providers and patients. Our attorneys, with experience in both health care law and privacy matters, can diagnose your privacy challenges and provide legal antidotes.