Data is an asset. Treat it that way.
Why You Need a Data Privacy Lawyer
- Provide guidance to protect against a data breach.
- Comply with state and federal law concerning data privacy (see our CCPA post)
- Stay ahead on new data privacy law policies and guidelines.
- Mitigate risks and damages if a data breach does occur.
Beyond IT or Compliance
Today, how companies collect, store, use, or sell data is subject to a patchwork of Federal and state laws that you must consider in planning corporate strategy and seeking opportunity.
Cybersecurity is an enterprise-wide risk that must be treated with the same vigilance as more traditional business risks. In our digital world and with interconnected supply chains, an incident or data breach at one company may ripple across many, causing major damage along the way.
Regardless of where your company is physically based, if you do business in another state or country, then your business must comply with the law there.
That includes data privacy and security laws such as the California Consumer Privacy Act, or new laws in Nevada, and Maine. Since 2018, twenty states have considered data privacy and security legislation to lower the chances of businesses as data breach targets.
Understanding the legal implications that flow from data privacy and security issues is essential for business to thrive in today’s world. You need one of our Data Privacy Lawyers.
How A Data Privacy Lawyer Helps
Complying with Regulations of Personal Information (PI)
- Collecting PI
- Disclosing or selling PI
- Storing PI
- Destroying PI
Data & Business Relationships
- Business contracts
- Cloud-based server contracts
- Insurance policy coverage
- Mergers & acquisitions
- Data loss
- Data breaches malware, ransomware
- Disputes over data ownership
- Insurance coverage denials
Why You Should Choose A Data Privacy Lawyer From Dunlap Law
Dunlap Law offers specialty counsel in data privacy and cybersecurity from our data privacy lawyers. We are a business law firm and every business must protect its data assets to prevent becoming a data breach target.
We are a business law firm. We provide concentrated and comprehensive expertise on all business law issues, so our data privacy lawyers can also guide you with business law counsel.
Tricia Dunlap, our founder, is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/ U.S. and the Co-Chair of the International Association of Privacy Professional’s KnowledgeNet chapter in Richmond, Virginia.
How To Get Started
Data Privacy Articles
Looking for some free information to get started? Check out these articles on data privacy law and how you can start taking steps to make your business more secure. We also have videos available on our YouTube channel!
~4-5 minute read © Tricia Dunlap Part 1: What the Heck Are Piggyback Tags and Why Should I Care? Every business website has “Tags” – they are the pixel or code mechanisms that facilitate the collection and sharing of data between your website and the services you rely on for site analytics and marketing.
~7 minute read Tricia Dunlap, Esq. CIPP/US Working At Home Guidelines We expect cybercrime incidents to increase in the wake of the coronavirus. Thieves usually take advantage of social disruption and fear – cyberthieves will no doubt see COVID-19 as a ripe opportunity. Here are nine working at home guidelines in cybersecurity that you can
By Tricia Dunlap (Esq. & CIPP/US) Have you read Part 1? Forty-four years ago, in an act of uncommon foresight, Virginia passed its first data privacy law, the Virginia Data Act. The Virginia Data Act is extraordinary for its unequivocal embrace of our rights as citizens in a free society to be protected from state government
Data privacy bills died in Virginia’s House of Delegates today, January 29, 2020. Two of them will almost certainly be back next year. HB 473, patroned by Delegate Mark Sickles (D-43rd District), gave consumers the right to access their data and determine if it had been sold to a data broker. HB 952, patroned by
By Tricia Dunlap (Esq. & CIPP/US) On November 8, 2019, Kenya adopted a data privacy law aligned with the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). As a result, Kenyans now have more data privacy rights than many Americans. Kenya hopes to attract more investment from foreign tech firms. Recently, they increased data privacy protection legal standards
By Tricia Dunlap (Esq. & CIPP/US) and Tess Lynch (J.D. 2019 & CIPP/US) Start with these four steps to prepare for the CCPA and ensure your Virginia Business is in compliance. If you’ve read our last blog, you know the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) could impact your business, even if you’re not based in California. Enforcement begins July 1, 2020,