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Privacy, Data Protection & Security

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Privacy, Data Protection and Security
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 11:17

By: Arthur M. Freyre

The breach of security and privacy systems in organizations and companies in the last several years, has created a heightened awareness of how important it is for companies and other organizations to protect client and customer data as well as personal information. 

While there is no one size-fits-all approach, a suitable approach to deal with this issue includes frequent data security audits by knowledgeable data security professionals who approach this matter in an inter-disciplinary manner. Failing to protect customer data or a data breach can result in not only damage to your business reputation, but also legal liability, regulatory sanctions, customer distrust, and reduced revenue.

With increased media and government scrutiny of data privacy matters, customers are demanding more from businesses and the government. Customers expect the information they give you is safe from unauthorized use by your employees or outsiders. Indeed, government regulators around the world are also starting to encourage, and in some cases require, companies to protect their citizens’ privacy. Market forces and government regulations are forcing many corporations how to apply protection standards. For many companies and organizations – small and large – the question is how?

PobleteTamargo attorneys, working alongside data privacy technology experts at ProPrivatus as well as senior public policy advisors, can assist you in this fast-changing data privacy arena. We will help you assess vulnerabilities regarding the management of the customer’s confidential information. Our legal team and Certified Information Privacy Professionals (CIPP) will help your organization create custom strategies to better ensure date privacy.

Using privacy principals that are in use for almost twenty years, we offer the following services:

  • Privacy gap and risk analysis
  • Reviewing and developing your business strategic privacy plan
  • Designing privacy policies and procedures consistent with U.S. and international laws and regulations
  • Legal representation before state and federal agencies
  • Data Breach management Data Privacy advice and training

Additional Reading

  • Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999 (GLB)
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act of 1970 (FCRA)
  • Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (FACTA)
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
  • Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009 (HITECH)
  • Telecommunications Act, Communications Decency Act Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 (ECPA)
  • Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 (CFAA)
  • Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA)
  • Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 (USA PATRIOT Act)
  • Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (CALEA)
  • Right to Financial Privacy Act of 1978 (RFPA)
  • National Security Letters (NSLs)
 

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