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Privacy & Data Security

Goodwin Procter’s Privacy & Data Security Practice is devoted to helping clients navigate privacy and data security matters that affect business in a proactive manner. We provide a wide range of services in the area of privacy and data security law, advising on the complex patchwork of federal, state and global requirements.

We help clients develop company-wide compliance programs and train employees to go beyond the “paper plan” and make protection of data a reality that translates into data security as a tangible business asset. We support clients in their interactions with regulators on data security matters. We help audit data flows and develop and implement privacy, document retention and security policies and compliance programs. Our attorneys structure and negotiate a variety of agreements involving data privacy and security issues, including outsourcing and services agreements. We also work with clients engaged in transaction diligence covering privacy and data security and advise on data transfers associated with business combinations or other transactions.

We counsel clients on avoiding and mitigating litigation risk, and engage in active litigation and dispute resolution, including class action litigation. We represent clients before government and regulatory agencies in investigations and enforcement proceedings, and in connection with breaches of data security. Our practice in the privacy area is complemented by our experience advising companies in other areas involving risk management, such as mergers and acquisitions, technology contracting, intellectual property, e-commerce, website development and management, and on-line content management and licensing.

Comprised of legal professionals from our Litigation, Financial Services and IP Transactions & Strategies Practices, our privacy and data security team is uniquely positioned to address client needs in an integrated, cross-disciplinary manner.

Good Wins Update
September 10, 2013

InfoSec World 2015: Cloud Security Summit
March 26, 2015
Lake Buena Vista, FL

IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2015
March 4, 2015
Washington, DC

2015 NADA ATD Convention
January 22, 2015
San Francisco, CA

LPL/Legal Malpractice Conference
November 19, 2014
New York, NY

3rd Munich Data Protection Day
October 16, 2014
München, Germany

IAPP Privacy Academy and CSA Congress
September 17, 2014
San Jose, CA

Privacy Law Salon: Policymaker Roundtable
September 8, 2014
Washington, DC

Def Con 22
August 7, 2014
Las Vegas, NV

Silicon Valleys Cybersecurity and Spying Headaches
Quoted in US News & World Report
October 23, 2014

Security is a Two-Way Street
Banker & Tradesman
July 14, 2014

Data Privacy in North America
Risk & Compliance Magazine
April 1, 2014