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
United KingdomSeptember 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
Privacy and SecurityMarch 7, 2014
The Supreme Court’s recent rejection of Class Action Fairness Act (“CAFA”) jurisdiction in parens patriae suits (suits brought by state attorneys general on behalf of the state or state’s citizens in general) will likely increase the filing of such suits asserting claims and rights of individual citizens of the state, including for monetary damages. Such lawsuits—which are often prosecuted by private class counsel pursuant to contingency fee retainer agreements with the state attorney general—are becoming a more and more common method to avoid the impact of CAFA and recent pro-defendant class action rulings by the Supreme Court under the federal class action rule. Read morePrivacy and SecurityJanuary 8, 2014
The relationship between privacy and technology is one of the most pressing concerns of the early 21st century. Partners Andy Roth and Steven Velkei untangle the complicated web of laws governing privacy, data management, electronic security and more at the state, federal, international and self-regulatory levels. By examining recent developments in America's most populous state, Andy and Steven cast light on the public's growing concerns in this area—and what companies can do to protect themselves. Read moreAnti-Spam LegislationDecember 5, 2013
The CASL regime is aimed at unsolicited commercial electronic messages (CEMs). It also includes provisions addressing the installation of computer programs, and unfair or deceptive online practices. As it is based on opt-in consent to send CEMs, CASL effectively raises the bar for organizations that have long communicated with customers and other organizations on an opt-out basis. Since CASL is a new regime, contains a private right of action and significant administrative monetary penalties (maximum $10 million), and is broader in scope than the anti-spam laws of the US and other countries, many organizations within and outside Canada have been monitoring its status closely. Some have already begun to take steps and adopt practices intended to allow them to comply with the Act. Read more
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Privacy and SecuritySeptember 13, 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 morePrivacy and SecurityMay 17, 2012
SNR Denton has launched the Privacy and Data Security Blog written by SNR Denton's global team of top privacy lawyers. Read more