Data Privacy & Security

As increased threats to company or customer data occur, Hopkins & Carley offers a full spectrum of data privacy and security services.

Hopkins & Carley’s Data Privacy & Security group provides the full spectrum of counseling and litigation capabilities in data rights, security and privacy to clients.  Our attorneys are well-versed in privacy and data security-related legislation and regulations in the United States on both state and federal levels, as well as in the European Union (GDPR) and Asia.

Requirements for protecting the privacy of data continue to evolve, as the amount of such information grows exponentially. Every company collects, stores and uses personal data, and it is critical that you act carefully to comply with these evolving, and often conflicting, laws, regulations and standards worldwide.  Our attorneys understand the importance of not only knowing and applying the law, but shaping it in a way that better enables our clients to develop and implement value-maximizing business strategies.

Our attorneys advise on a wide variety of data privacy and security issues:

  • Prepare and revise privacy and data security policies tailored to client’s business, industry sector and geography
  • Privacy Shield certification and EU data protection compliance (GDPR)
  • Global privacy compliance strategies and implementation
  • Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA)
  • Business Associate Agreements under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • CAN-SPAM Act
  • California and state privacy laws
  • Counsel to mitigate security breaches and advice on security breach notifications
  • Privacy analysis in context of mergers and acquisitions and financings
  • Address and negotiate privacy and data security issues in technology transactions
  • GDPR compliance program for large online gaming company and graph database software provider, including external and internal policies
  • Negotiated agreement and data ownership and usage terms on behalf of mobile application provider with public company home warranty company
  • Privacy policy for mobile application providers and hosted service providers
  • Prepare data processing and protection agreement forms for processors and controllers
  • Prepare modular data protection addendums for mobile application client that acts as both controller and processor

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