Jackson Kelly’s Data Privacy and Security practice group takes a proactive approach to helping clients protect their data and comply with a complex regulatory framework. In an age of ever-increasing cyber threats, our attorneys work with clients to identify potential risk factors and provide counsel regarding best practices for data management and security.
The Data Privacy and Security group's attorneys work collaboratively across practice groups and offices to create effective and creative strategies tailored to the client’s organization to help protect sensitive information. Data concerning clients/customers, employees, finances, intellectual property and strategic plans are made vulnerable by their accessibility via unsecured mobile devices, e-mail scams, third-party connectivity (i.e., payroll administrators), and out-sourced storage (real or virtual). When a breach does occur, we advise clients about how to mitigate the situation and comply with complex regulatory requirements.
The attorneys in the Data Privacy and Security practice group are able and ready to assist clients in every stage of the process. From front-end issues, such as document management and policy preparation, counseling advocacy and risk management assessment, to dealing with breach notifications, reporting requirements and potential litigation, we are prepared to respond.
Jackson Kelly's Data Privacy and Security practice group has experience advising clients on privacy and data security issues in a number of areas, including:
- Data Management
- Data Security and Breach Notification
- Employment and Workplace Privacy
- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
- Financial Privacy Regulations
- Freedom of Information Act
- General Privacy Litigation
- HIPAA and HITECH Compliance
- National Security
- State Privacy Laws
- Litigation and Investigation Preparedness
- Records Management and Privacy Policies
- Mergers and Acquisitions Due Diligence Issues
The attorneys in this group provide insight into cybersecurity and data privacy matters concerning business transactions, compliance, information management, governance, human resources, intellectual property, litigation and technology. By drawing on this breadth of experience they develop customized solutions for client cyber governance, data breach preparedness, and compliance with federal and state notification and accountability laws.