Our Privacy and Security lawyers operate at the intersection of technology and law. We understand that data is one of your core assets, driving insights and enabling development of valuable new products and services.
However, the collection, use and storage of personal information is subject to an increasingly complex framework of laws and regulations in the US, EU, Canada, Asia and around the world. Monetary penalties for violating these laws are severe and reputational damage can be irreparable.
Leverage our knowledge of these requirements to design real-world strategies to unlock the power of your data while building trust in your brands. We work with you to enhance disclosures, strengthen compliance and implement integrated risk management programs that create a strong control environment as a springboard for innovation.
In addition to proactive counseling, we contribute our strategic insight when you need to respond to crises. For example, we work side by side with clients to manage data breaches by directing forensic analysis, remediating vulnerabilities, understanding legal requirements and coordinating communications with people whose information was compromised.
Our global Privacy and Security group works across all sectors offering a full complement of counseling and advice, regulatory and litigation services.
Areas of Experience
- Data breach and cybercrime
- Global data transfer solutions
- Compliance with local privacy laws
- Information governance and records management
- Privacy impact assessments and risk management
- Security policies and bring your own device (BYOD)
- Government and law enforcement data requests
- Public sector issues and freedom of information
- Digital media privacy and CRM strategy
- Outsourcing and HR solutions
- Litigation and e-discovery
- Mergers and acquisitions
September 21, 2012
SNR Denton’s London office has secured tier rankings in 41 categories, while our Milton Keynes office has been ranked in 14 categories. Read more
October 29, 2014
October 9, 2014
As I transit out of my role leading the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) to join Dentons’ privacy law practice, I decided to take stock of my experience as a regulator and draw some lessons. I am sharing them in the hope they can assist companies in responding to privacy regulators. Read more
July 23, 2014
In recent years, the California Invasion of Privacy Act (CIPA) (Cal. Penal Code §§ 630-637.5) has spurred class action litigation related to the monitoring and recording of customer calls. The defendants in these actions are typically customer facing companies that routinely record customer service calls, but are alleged not to have advised that the calls "may be recorded for quality assurance."
Because of the number of calls involved in day-to-day business activities and the possibility that one person may experience multiple "violations," CIPA can result in a very large class award. In a recent published decision, however, the California Court of Appeal may have sounded the death knell for these types of class actions. Read more
In a move widely seen as inevitable, the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) has released draft regulations for the establishment of a "BitLicense" to govern virtual currency financial services. Read more
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News and Events
November 12, 2014
Together with the Ontario Bar Association, Dentons is offering an informative webinar on privacy law essentials for in-house counsel. Read more
Recent Press Releases
September 13, 2012
May 17, 2012
SNR Denton announced today that Andy Roth, a respected leader in privacy and security law, has joined the firm as a partner in the New York office. He will advise clients on a wide range of issues from crisis management to best practices in sustainable data governance. Read more
SNR Denton has launched the Privacy and Data Security Blog written by SNR Denton's global team of top privacy lawyers. Read more