Privacy, Cybersecurity & Technology
Cybersecurity and data privacy are among the most critical issues confronted by corporations, government entities, and non-profits today. In the aftermath of significant data breaches that have affected millions of consumers and the world’s largest financial institutions, regulators at the federal and state level, along with their international counterparts, have shown increasing interest in privacy and data security practices. Congressional and criminal investigations, along with complex civil litigation have become the norm following the disclosure of significant breach events.
Laws governing data privacy both within the U.S. and abroad, present a virtual minefield for businesses. The patchwork of laws and regulations meant to protect privacy and govern the flow of information are complex and evolve rapidly as new laws are enacted and regulators assert new and novel positions. Complicated legal frameworks, both in the United States and internationally, mean corporations and individuals performing a single act may be liable for the act in one place and immune in another.
Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP’s practice in cybersecurity, privacy and technology law blends various legal disciplines : civil litigation, national security law, international law, internal investigations, regulatory practice, and intellectual property, among others. The Firms’ practice brings together attorneys who have substantial experience working at the highest levels of the U.S. Government, a sophisticated understanding of computer science and emerging technology, and deep knowledge of the rapidly developing legal environment in the United States and abroad regarding online privacy and data security. In assessing and addressing cybersecurity risks for our clients, the Firm has partnered with Good Harbor Consulting and Former White House Cyber Czar Richard A. Clarke.
Given our capabilities, we are uniquely positioned to help clients resolve matters at the cutting edge of internet technology.