Privacy

Customer information has become one of the hottest commodities of the 21st century.   A number of recent federal and state privacy initiatives, as well as emerging international privacy laws, however, impact the ability to use, market and sell such customer information.  In order to help companies make sense of these new, complex and sometimes inconsistent privacy laws, our Technology and Intellectual Property Group provides counsel regarding a number of emerging privacy areas including:

  • The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act
  • The Federal Trade Commission Act
  • The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
  • The European Union Privacy Directive and Safe Harbor
  • The Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
  • Numerous state law initiatives 


We have assisted a wide variety of companies in identifying which privacy laws may impact their business.  In addition, we have drafted, and assisted in the implementation of, privacy policies for businesses ranging from Internet start-ups to established brick and mortar companies.  Furthermore, the Technology and Intellectual Property Group has presented a number of seminars to clients, as well as attorneys, in connection with these emerging privacy laws.