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Cybersecurity, Data Protection and Privacy

As we migrate towards an interconnected world, the need for privacy and protection of data grows exponentially. Today, we live in a world where terabytes of personal data are transferred seamlessly across continents; millions of confidential files are stored on cloud services, and access to such sensitive information lies at everyone’s fingertips.  Because of the importance and the ever increasing amounts of information that are constantly collected, shared, and stored, it is imperative that private and public entities understand and successfully implement data protection and privacy policies.

Years of legal experience combined with the expertise of attorneys from across the country places MDM&C in a unique position to advise organizations on data protection and security matters.

MDM&C’s Cybersecurity, Data Protection and Privacy Group focuses on protecting sensitive personal and commercial data from external and internal threats. Our services range from ensuring compliance with domestic and international regulations to implementing strategies to mitigate the effects of data breaches.  In addition, our attorneys work with clients to develop and execute breach prevention and incident response plans and procedures. We also offer assistance with periodic training seminars regarding best practices in various areas including risk management, data protection, and compliance, tailored to each client’s unique needs and preferences. 

MDM&C’s Cybersecurity, Data Protection And Privacy Group focuses on providing legal services in the following areas:

Data Security: In order to ensure and increase data security, attorneys in the Cybersecurity, Data Protection and Privacy Group perform comprehensive information and privacy management assessments for our clients. Our experts then provide recommendations, which can range from the adoption of unique policies and procedures to the implementation of certain programs and the creation of new positions within administrations.

Compliance: Through a wide variety of services, our attorneys ensure compliance with domestic and foreign regulations including, but not limited to, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, and the European Union General Data Protection Regulation, set to take effect in May 2018.

Risk Management: MDM&C’s Cybersecurity, Data Protection and Privacy Group helps safeguard entities from internal breaches and decreases the likelihood of external threats through the implementation of strategic plans and periodic programs, in addition to unique workplace policies and procedures.

Incident Response: Our expert attorneys work strategically with executives within organizations to create individual incident response plans in order to mitigate damages in the event of a data breach. Incident response plans can include various proactive and reactive measures, which include reporting of the breach to appropriate government agencies, notifying affected individuals of the breach, and handling public relations moving forward.

We at MDM&C aim to assist our clients every step of the way, from compliance and data protection to data breach notification and dispute resolution.