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Data Privacy & Cybersecurity

Managing information assets.

Husch Blackwell's Data Privacy & Cybersecurity team helps organizations leverage the value of their information assets while satisfying compliance requirements and controlling risk. Our insights and solutions enable clients to achieve firmer control over their information while making meaningful progress toward long-term data security objectives.

Our team of attorneys regularly counsel clients on complying with existing and emerging data privacy and information security laws, including the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) and state information security statutes. Clients also rely on our Byte Back blog for legal trends in data privacy and cybersecurity.

We help safeguard clients against cybertheft and other unauthorized disclosures of protected information. We assess security risks and provide best practices guidance for preparing for data security incidents. When data breaches are suspected, our team of Breach Response lawyers responds immediately to minimize damage to business operations and reputation.


Our team advises on compliance with HIPAA, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, FERPA, TCPA, the CAN-SPAM Act, EFTA, FCRA/FACTA, COPPA and state privacy laws. We evaluate and develop information compliance plans, conduct compliance training, and prepare and negotiate information privacy-compliant agreements. We also defend clients against litigation and regulatory investigations. We respond to Office for Civil Rights enforcement actions, often negotiating dismissals; litigation, including class actions; and Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) enforcement proceedings.

We are uniquely situated to advise colleges and universities on Education Privacy Law matters, including FERPA guidance. 


The best time to assess risk, secure data and plan for a breach is before a cybersecurity incident occurs. Husch Blackwell helps clients guard against cybertheft, cyberextortion and other unauthorized disclosures of protected information. We assess cybersecurity risks and gaps, develop compliant and effective security controls, educate employees, assess cyberliability insurance coverage and establish defensible records retention plans.

Breach response

When protected information is compromised or lost, our Breach Response attorneys move immediately to determine legal responsibilities and next steps in an effort to minimize damage. Our team has identified 10 channels of activity, from notification to insurance coverage, that must occur after a data breach. We guide clients in laying groundwork that will ensure these activities are handled with minimal confusion, cost, risk and delay during a rapidly unfolding, high-stakes breach crisis. 

Blog | March 12, 2020
Washington Privacy Act Fails
Blog | January 12, 2020
2020 Washington Privacy Act Released
White Papers | 2019
Data Privacy Toolkit

Do you understand data privacy laws and how they impact your business?

White Papers | April 11, 2019
CCPA v. GDPR: Comparison of Notable Provisions
Blog | March 07, 2019
Washington Privacy Act Passes Senate
Articles | January 03, 2019
Denver Business Journal: 2018 was a watershed year for data and network security

Bob Bowman highlights several significant events and tipping points that marked 2018 as an important year in the history of cyberspace.

Articles | November 13, 2018
Law360 Expert Analysis: Consider Potential Risks Of Scraping Publicly Available Data

Kris Kappel and Liam Reilly discuss data scraping, a technical means for gathering and copying targeted data from a website or other database, in an article for Law360.

Articles | July 18, 2018
ColoradoBiz: Colorado's Revised Data Disclosure Law

Erik Dullea explores Colorado’s Protections for Consumer Data Privacy law, which takes effect September 1.

Blog | July 10, 2018
Say Goodnight Privacy Shield…
Blog | April 19, 2018
Your (Privacy) Fate is Sealed…
Articles | April 10, 2018
InBusiness Madison Legal Login: Blockchain is bigger than bitcoin

Bob Bowman explores how distributed ledger technology could disrupt multiple industries in the very near future.

Articles | February 27, 2018
Law360 Expert Analysis: Litigating the Internet of Things (log-in required)

Leslie Gutierrez suggests manufacturers and suppliers of internet-enabled consumer goods take extra precautions to secure systems and devices.

Articles | February 08, 2018
Campus Technology: What to Know About ED's New Stance on Data Breach Reporting

Sean Tassi explores new college/university requirement requiring the reporting of data breaches to the U.S. Department of Education.

Podcast | November 05, 2017
[Podcast] TechWisconsin with Mindi Giftos
Webinar | February 12, 2020
Analyzing the AG's Modified CCPA Regulations
Webinar | November 2019
60 Days Until CCPA: Are You Ready?
Webinar | October 2019
New York's SHIELD Act: "Reasonable" Safeguards on Private Information

Data Security Solutions Webinar Series

Webinar | 2020
California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Webinars and On-Demand Recordings

The Husch Blackwell Data Privacy, Cybersecurity & Breach Response team is committed to staying abreast of the rapidly changing landscape of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). 

Webinar | July 11, 2019
Analyzing the CCPA'S GLBA Exemption
Webinar | June 5, 2019
The California Consumer Privacy Act: Everything We Know With Six Months to Go

Data Security Solutions Webinar Series

Webinar | May 16, 2019
Cybersecurity, NERC and Solar O&M in Texas

Meeting Texas’ Energy Needs as Renewable Energy Evolves and Grows Webinar Series

Webinar | March 19, 2019
Complying with the California Consumer Privacy Act

Data Security Solutions Webinar Series

Seminars | January 17, 2019
Business for Breakfast

New Colorado Data Privacy Law: An update for businesses not already regulated under existing federal laws

Webinar | December 18, 2018
Retaliatory Hacking: How the Good Guys Become Bad Guys - December 18, 2018

Data Security Solutions Webinar Series

Webinar | 09/18/2018
Cyber Attack Insurance and Litigation
September 18, 2018

Data Security Solutions Webinar Series

Webinar | July 11, 2018
GDPR is here. Are you ready?

Data Security Solutions Webinar Series

News Releases | April 10, 2020
Wakaba Tessier Named to Law360 2020 Health Editorial Advisory Board

Tessier will serve as one of 10 subject-matter experts who will offer feedback and insight on Law360's health coverage.

News Releases | October 30, 2019
Malia Rogers Joins Husch Blackwell's Data Privacy and Intellectual Property Teams

Rogers focuses on a broad range of privacy and cybersecurity issues and provides counsel to numerous clients on issues regarding California Consumer Privacy Act compliance.

News Releases | September 04, 2019
Husch Blackwell Hosts CCPA Webinar Update

Husch Blackwell attorneys Robert J. Bowman, Lauren Cabral, Ephraim Hintz and David M. Stauss will review and discuss the fate of numerous assembly bills (AB) and the impact of any amendments on CCPA compliance efforts.

Media Mentions | April 2019
Ingram's 40 Under Forty: The 21st Class
News Releases | April 04, 2019
JD Supra Honors Three Husch Blackwell Thought Leaders

The Readers’ Choice Awards reflect a deep dive into JD Supra's reader data in 26 established categories.

News Releases | February 18, 2019
David Stauss Joins Husch Blackwell in Denver

Stauss, who will co-lead Husch Blackwell's Data Privacy, Cybersecurity & Breach Response team, brings "demonstrated excellence in handling these matters for clients," says Joseph Orlet, head of the firm's Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation industry group.

Media Mentions | October 09, 2018
InBusiness Madison: Marci Kawski, Husch Blackwell

Marci Kawski is InBusiness Madison's "Professional of the Week."

Media Mentions | September 04, 2018
Denver Post: Colorado's new consumer data protection law among the most demanding in the country

Erik Dullea comments on a new Colorado law that gives the state some of the most demanding standards for consumer data protection in the country.

News Releases | April 12, 2018
Giftos Named to Wisconsin Technology Council Board of Directors

The Wisconsin Technology Council has appointed Husch Blackwell partner Mindi Giftos to its Board of Directors, effective this week.

News Releases | January 23, 2018
Mindi Giftos Presents at Greater Milwaukee Blockchain Event

Mindi Giftos discusses the growth of Blockchain technology at Milwaukee business event.

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