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
November 13, 2014
November 6, 2014
Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) is a new regime, with significant administrative monetary penalties (maximum CA$10 million), and is broader in scope than the anti-spam laws of the US and other countries. In addition to prohibiting “spam”, CASL generally prohibits installing an app, widget, software or other executable data on a computer system (including a computer or device) in the course of a commercial activity unless the program is installed with consent and complies with disclosure requirements. These CASL provisions will come into force on January 15, 2015. Read more
October 29, 2014
Over five and half years at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC), I have read countless breach notifications from public and private organisations. Depending on the severity of the breach, assessed according to the gravity of consequences on individuals and the depth of failings of the organisation, some breaches were merely acknowledged, others were resolved and others were investigated. On the basis of this experience, I have observed three main vulnerabilities that cut across all types of organizations. Read more
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
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November 13, 2014
November 3, 2014
I am delighted to be here, in what is my alma mater in the Public Service of Canada. I spent many happy years at the Department of Justice and I am glad to reconnect with your work. Read more
September 13, 2012
At the risk of stating the obvious, and merely to frame the discussion, my starting point today is this: social, technological and economic developments are transforming the risks and modalities of privacy more rapidly than we have time to assess their ethical implications. Read more
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
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