Legal mandates regarding the collection, use, sharing and security of personal information are re-shaping commerce in the digital age. The industry-specific model of regulation has given way to a more human-centric model that impacts businesses of all stripes. The new California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) makes the Golden State the epicenter of this new paradigm in the U.S.
Stradling's Privacy & Data Security group delivers tailored and practical advice to a wide range of companies. We have years of experience helping clients define their obligations, minimize their risks, and protect their rights under rapidly evolving state, federal and foreign laws concerning privacy and data protection, including the CCPA and the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which impacts many U.S. businesses. Our service areas of expertise include:
- compliance counseling and risk assessment;
- privacy and security policy design;
- customer and vendor contracting;
- incident response;
- government investigations;
- consumer, commercial and shareholder litigation
While we counsel Fortune 500 companies who have already been subject to industry-specific federal privacy legislation, we take great pride in giving practical advice to growing businesses for whom data privacy concerns are relatively new. We are adept at helping clients map the flow of personal data through their organizations, which is a critical first step in identifying applicable data privacy laws and designing realistic compliance roadmaps.