Data Breach

We help clients develop data breach plans that comply with stringent reporting requirements.

Newsworthy data breaches at Target, Home Depot, and J.P. Morgan prove that even the most sophisticated businesses are vulnerable—and that policies, procedures, and security measures that worked in the past are unlikely to meet governmental expectations and requirements in the future. Our Data Breach team offers advice on how to protect against a data breach and provides assistance should a breach occur.

In addition to the breach itself, liability for a data breach can pose a potentially catastrophic threat to businesses. For instance, if your company stores the personal information of Florida residents—from email addresses and passwords to social security and driver’s license numbers—the Florida Information Protection Act of 2014 includes specific reporting standards to adhere to in the event of a data breach. Failure to comply can result in fines of as much as $500,000.

Our lawyers have the knowledge and experience to move quickly to comply with these and other legal reporting requirements. While the likelihood of a data breach increases over time, we work with clients to adopt and implement data breach plans that protect highly personal information.

Our Clients

  • Broker-dealers
  • Registered representatives
  • Securities firms
  • Investors
  • Corporate officers and directors
  • Investment banks

Our Services

  • Due diligence and assessment of reasonable measures required to protect and secure personal information
  • Identifying and containing potential breaches
  • Legal risk assessment and strategic risk mitigation advice
  • Counsel on breach response plans, including coordinating of any required notifications to the attorney general, affected individuals, and credit agencies
  • Legal representation through investigation, enforcement, and subsequent litigation directed toward the person(s) who compromised the personal information

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