Data collection and storage has become a ubiquitous part of doing business for many companies, but the challenges of navigating the web of regulations can be daunting.
Arent Fox is on the cutting edge of cybersecurity and data protection laws and has experience assisting clients with all aspects of cybersecurity, privacy, and data protection. Our group serves clients in regulated spaces such as health care and telecommunications and sophisticated industries including retail, gaming and entertainment, and media.
Arent Fox’s interdisciplinary team of cybersecurity and data protection attorneys handle the full scope of data security and protection issues. We regularly advise clients on how to protect their data at every stage, from advice and counseling to investigations and litigation, and even securing insurance policies to mitigate risks and liabilities. We work with companies to develop internal security protocols; advise businesses on the collection of data in stores, as well as in online including social media marketing; and conduct internal investigations in response to critical data breaches. A distinguishing feature of our practice is that our interdisciplinary team includes IT and technology transaction attorneys. We work with companies to implement privacy and data security protection by using IT agreements to control data access by their employees, reconfiguring data security when moving IT operations to the cloud, and protecting against cyber risks that can arise from third party IT vendors.
We routinely advise on the biggest trends in privacy and data security such as: payment security and mobile payment trends, aggregate and anonymized data collection in advertising, FTC guidance and enforcement; the Internet of Things; cross-border data transfer issues and the EU Data Directive; health information privacy; as well as Federal-level scrutiny and policy, including the Location Privacy and Protection Act of 2014 (LPPA), and other cyber initiatives.
Our team boasts a wide range of government experience and includes the former staff director of the Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee.