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Data Security and Workplace Privacy


It’s easy to get your lines crossed when trying to securely maintain all of the personal information your business collects or properly conduct necessary background checks. 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 all 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. 

Prevention and Compliance
We live in an age where numerous laws implicate privacy concerns, including Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Gramm-Leach-Bliley (GLB), Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). You need to keep all of these in mind as you conduct background checks, monitor your employees’ activities, and investigate workplace incidents. 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 social media, email, and the internet, as well as the use of biometrics in the workplace and the implementation of video surveillance, location tracking and other related technologies. We also understand the rules pertaining to the use and transfer of employee information between countries, and can help you comply with country-specific and European Union data protection laws and directives. 

Rapid Response
Besides preparing proactive data security programs, we help you address data breaches when they occur. You must often comply with a maze of federal and state 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 also conduct compliance investigations regarding applicable statutes and regulations such as the federal Stored Communications Act (SCA) and Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA). 

Defense of 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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