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Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Data Protection

Proactive. Informed. Connected.

In today’s day and age, threats to intellectual property assets are a major area of concern for businesses of all sizes, and, as the world becomes more connected, the vulnerability of those assets is growing. While companies now realize the importance of being proactive in protecting their IP, few know what steps need to be taken to address the growing risks. That’s where we come in. Attorneys in Rothwell Figg’s cybersecurity, privacy, and data protection practice advise clients on the broad range of issues that businesses face daily in order to guard valuable intellectual property, secure data, and comply with the laws, rules, and regulations regarding privacy. We work closely with clients to recognize, respond to, and minimize the serious risks associated with the collection, use, retention, disclosure, and disposal of personal information, susceptible IP, and data, and we handle the design and implementation of cybersecurity and data protection best practices, compliance programs, and incident response plans to help organizations comply with the evolving new data privacy requirements. In the unfortunate circumstance when a company does face a breach, we are well situated to assist during and in the aftermath of the incident, including taking immediate corrective measures, negotiating with the relevant regulatory authorities, defending against lawsuits arising from such breaches, and advising on improvements to the security and privacy programs for the future. RFEM attorneys also have extensive experience successfully representing clients in privacy-related investigations initiated by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). A partner on the team, Steven Lieberman, has been a co-author of the District of Columbia section of the Media Law Resource Center’s annual 50-State Survey of Media Privacy and Related Law for more than 20 years.

  • Advised clients in the financial services sector on matters related to privacy, data protection, and cybersecurity

  • Advised media entities on a wide range of issues related to privacy for more than 20 years

  • Assisted a software start-up in the financial services sector with drafting of cybersecurity, data protection and privacy policies

  • Advised media entities on the right to be forgotten, which is the right of an individual to have information on him/her deleted

  • Advised Internet commerce companies on privacy policies, particularly the handling of customer information

  • Advised clients on issues concerning how to handle personally identifiable information about EU residents

  • Represented Internet commerce companies in investigations by the FTC on the use and handling of consumer data