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Data Security and Workplace Privacy

Overview

It’s easy to get your lines crossed when trying to securely maintain all of the personal information your business collects. You need lawyers who can guide you through the myriad laws relating to privacy and data protection.

The Fisher Phillips Data Security and Workplace Privacy Practice Group knows that you collect and use unprecedented amounts of information about your employees. As technology has continued to evolve, its impact on all facets of the modern workplace has created new and complex privacy concerns for you. That’s why we help you comply with local, state, federal, and international laws relating to privacy and data protection, so that you can avoid costly litigation, government enforcement actions, and negative publicity.  We also can assist you in responding to lawsuits and enforcement actions when they occur. 

Data Breach Response

Besides preparing proactive data security programs, we help you address data breaches when they occur. You must often comply with a maze of notification requirements if a breach occurs, and we work with you to develop a legally compliant response that also works to ease the concerns of your workforce.  We can also help you to respond to ransomware attacks and other incidents threatening the security of the sensitive data maintained by your company.

Prevention and Compliance
We live in an age where numerous laws implicate privacy concerns. You need to keep all of these in mind as you monitor your employees’ activities, investigate workplace incidents, and conduct background checks. We help you keep tabs on all of the relevant statutes and regulations so you can stay on the right side of the law. 
We work with you to craft effective policies related to employee use of personal devices (“BYOD”), social media, email, and the internet, as well as the use of evolving technologies for tracking and monitoring employees.  We also help you to manage vendor relationships and negotiate and draft effective data security agreements.  Our team can assist with government contractor compliance as well.  In the dynamic international environment, we understand the rules pertaining to the use and transfer of employee information between countries, and we can help you comply with country-specific and European Union data protection laws and directives. 

Defense of Class Action Lawsuits and Other Legal Actions
We defend claims arising from alleged violations of privacy and data security laws and regulations, whether they arise in court or at the administrative level. Our team of experienced litigators can help you achieve positive and cost-effective results, specifically tailoring the defense of your company to your individual needs.

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