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Data Privacy, Cybersecurity & Breach Response

Managing information assets.

Husch Blackwell 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, technologists and privacy professionals regularly counsel clients on complying with existing and emerging 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.

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 responds immediately to minimize damage to business operations and reputation.

Related areas of focus:

Privacy

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.

Cybersecurity

The best time to assess risk, secure data and plan for a breach is before an incident occurs. Husch Blackwell helps clients guard against cybertheft, cyberextortion and other unauthorized disclosures of protected information. We assess security 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, we 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. 

California Consumer Privacy Act
A practical guide to help navigate the CCPA 
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