By 2021, it is predicted that cybercrime will cost the world in excess of $6 trillion annually, a steep uptick from $3 trillion in 2015. Countries have only started to introduce and implement privacy laws in the hopes of curbing these losses. Privacy laws are intricate, constantly evolving and vary by jurisdiction.
Conversely, the laws surrounding cyber protection of virtual infrastructures is becoming an increasing complexity. Any misstep could lead to sharp consequences: heavy fines, injunctions, government audits, criminal liability, negative media attention and damage to consumer confidences.
Our Cyber Security & Data Privacy Group spans the full range of practice areas including but not limited to litigation, corporate, financial and banking, intellectual property. Our experiences range the gamut of industry sectors including financial institutions and banking, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and chemicals, environmental, construction and engineering, consumer goods and retail, automotive, hotels and leisure, IT, telecommunications, manufacturing and electronics, publishing and media. Our local access to federal and state authorities and a global alliance of legal and technical professionals enable our team to address the most urgent of client needs.
As such, we are uniquely capable of:
- Developing and implementing data breach response protocols and policies;
- Conducting privacy and cybersecurity audits;
- Developing data privacy agreements;
- Coordinate criminal and civil responses following a data breach;
- Assist clients in understanding and complying with the legal standards spanning from protection of data to breach responses; and
- Handling any privacy-related claims and disputes.