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Cybersecurity and Privacy

Real-world data privacy and cybersecurity counseling

Information is a vitally important asset in today’s digital age. Companies are collecting and processing unprecedented amounts of data, much of which is sensitive employee and customer information. Often, companies rely upon the assistance of third parties to secure this data. The consequences of a loss or inadvertent disclosure of data can be catastrophic to a company’s credibility and, in some cases, its existence. Yet nearly every day, we are faced with worldwide reports of data breaches at corporations and other organizations by those seeking customer credit card numbers, user passwords, internal documents and emails. Not only are there cyber threats to mitigate, but companies must also comply with increasingly complex frameworks of data privacy laws on state, federal and international levels.

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr’s team of cybersecurity and privacy professionals (including 13 Certified Information Privacy Professionals) works collaboratively to ensure that our clients are supported at all stages and from all angles — from response planning for cyber-attacks, to crisis management during an occurrence, to proceeding after a cyber-attack or breach occurs. Our interdisciplinary approach means that attorneys in different legal fields — corporate, insurance, intellectual property, labor and employment, white collar, and litigation — provide clients with well-rounded, innovative solutions.

On the preparedness side, our team is experienced at reviewing response plans, coordinating with brokers and insurers on coverage of cyber risks, and working with security specialists to review and identify technology weaknesses on behalf of clients. If the client does not yet have a plan in place, our attorneys will outline procedures and develop a plan to help prepare the client for an external attack and reduce the risk of future intrusions. In the event of an attack or breach, our attorneys and network of external professionals work together to minimize exposure and protect client confidences. We counsel clients on liabilities potentially associated with the attack or breach and represent clients in related litigation when needed. 

For data privacy matters, we help clients understand and meet the requirements stipulated by a variety of laws — such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) — and construct processes and policies to comply with these regulations to protect data and avoid substantial fines.

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Recognition

The group includes attorneys who have received the following recognition:

  • Certified Information Privacy Professionals

    Thirteen attorneys on our Cybersecurity and Privacy team are Certified Information Privacy Professionals in the U.S. private sector (CIPP/US). Developed by the International Association of Privacy Professionals, the credentialing program provides a global standard for privacy laws, regulations and frameworks, and is accredited by the American National Standards Institute under the International Organization for Standardization standard.

  • Benchmark Litigation: Under 40 Hot List

    Through a process of peer review and case examination, the Under 40 Hot List has been compiled over a process of many months to assemble a collection of young, up-and-coming attorneys.

Trade Groups & Associations
  • The International Association of Privacy Professionals (Bronze Level Member)

Contacts

Alexander R. Bilus
Evan J. Foster
Laurie A. Kamaiko