Data Innovation, Privacy & Cybersecurity
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With innovation in data collection and monetization continuing to accelerate and concerns about data protection, privacy and cybersecurity prompting ever-greater global scrutiny, boards and senior executives require sophisticated counsel to assess and navigate risks around the use of customer, business partner or employee data. We help clients establish oversight and compliance frameworks that reduce the potential for large-scale data breaches or cyber incidents, manage and mitigate fast-moving crises when they occur, and respond to related litigation.
Litigation partner Jeannie Rhee will participate in a webinar, “Practicing National Security Law in Law Firms,” presented by the ABA’s Women in National Security Law program. Jeannie will discuss what the practice of national security law looks like today and provide guidance for those considering law firm practice.
The FTC recently held a public forum concerning what it described as “commercial surveillance” and lax data security practices by companies. The public forum was intended to help the FTC determine whether it should proceed with rulemaking under Section 18 of the FTC act to address these practices.
FTC Action Against Digital Marketing and Analytics Company Highlights Enforcement Approach Ahead of Public Forum on “Commercial Surveillance and Data Security”
The FTC claims the company’s geolocation collection and sale practices are “unfair.”
In First Major Policy Speech, FTC Chair Lina Khan Highlights Data Privacy and Security Enforcement Priorities
In her first major speech focused on data privacy and security, FTC Chair Lina Khan offered a window into her data privacy and security enforcement approach and priorities, including the role of antitrust law in data privacy enforcement.
Harris Fischman and Steve Herzog Publish NYLJ Analysis on the SEC’s Increasing Focus on Cybersecurity
Litigation partner Harris Fischman and counsel Steve Herzog co-wrote an analysis on the expansion of cyber-related SEC enforcement actions, published in the New York Law Journal on July 20.
Litigation partner Jeh Johnson and other former senior intelligence, defense and homeland security officials drafted an open letter calling for a national security review of recent congressional tech legislation.
Awards & Recognition
Jeannie Rhee Shortlisted for “Privacy & Data Protection Lawyer of the Year” in Euromoney Women in Business Law Awards
Litigation partner Jeannie Rhee has been shortlisted for “Privacy & Data Protection Lawyer of the Year” in Euromoney’s 2022 Women in Business Law America Awards.
Representing the U.S. broker-dealer industry and its industry organization Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), Paul, Weiss secured a favorable order by the Securities and Exchange Commission in a high-stakes liability dispute with the national securities exchanges.
The Federal Trade Commission recently announced updates to its Safeguards Rule, which will expand data security protections that non-bank financial institutions must implement to secure customer financial information.
Litigation partner Roberto Gonzalez recently participated in “Avoiding the Corporate Crisis,” a conference hosted by DirectorCorps and Nasdaq. Roberto’s panel, “Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence & Data: What You Should Know Now,” discussed the major data security and privacy issues and trends that corporate leaders should be aware of.
The Cyberspace Solarium Commission’s Final Report and Recommendations Could Have Implications for Business
On March 11, 2020, the Cyberspace Solarium Commission (the “CSC” or the “Commission”) published its Final Report, which is the culmination of nearly a year of work, including approximately 30 meetings and 300 interviews.
Representing the U.S. broker-dealer industry and its industry organization, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), Paul, Weiss secured a highly favorable outcome in an unusual, high-stakes liability dispute with the national securities exchanges.
To limit the spread of COVID-19, many companies are implementing contingency plans for employees to work remotely. These steps may, however, inadvertently increase the risks of a data breach or other cyberattack. We suggest practical considerations to mitigate those risks.
Ring LLC Faces a Proposed Class Action Alleging Camera Doorbells Should Incorporate Enhanced Cybersecurity Features
On December 26, 2019, Amazon and Ring LLC were named as defendants in a putative class action filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California by plaintiffs alleging claims of over $5 million.
Google and YouTube Pay Record $170 Million Fine for Allegedly Violating Children’s Privacy Law in Settlement with the FTC and the New York Attorney General
On September 4, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) and the New York Attorney General’s Office (the “NYAG”) reached a record $170 million settlement with Google and YouTube for alleged violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), a federal law that prohibits companies from collecting children’s personal information online without first notifying parents and obtaining their consent.