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Attorneys Sara Bradley, Marinda Neumann and Lindsay Nakagawa.

Addressing Data Security And Privacy Laws In The Context Of Your Business

For many businesses, navigating the complex web of state and federal privacy and cybersecurity laws can be daunting. Your business may be grappling with numerous questions. How do you legally gather and collect confidential data while avoiding liability? How can you safeguard business data to protect its value? What notices must you provide to website visitors? How does new technology affect privacy and data security? What steps can you take to protect your organization from costly exposure to liability?

We can answer all these questions and more. At Neumann & Associates, our attorneys work with businesses in diverse sectors to address privacy and data security laws. We can help you minimize risk by implementing proper policies, training and protections. From our office in San Diego, we represent business clients across Southern California.

Safeguarding Sensitive Information

Businesses that deal with sensitive data – whether that data pertains to their employees, customers or both – may be subject to strict legal privacy duties. Without proper safeguards in place, this information may be vulnerable to hacking, cyberattacks, leaks or other privacy breaches. A proactive approach is essential for properly addressing any data breaches and preventing them in the first place.

We can help you identify and address your ongoing statutory, regulatory and contractual privacy obligations. Our services include:

  • Developing, implementing and enforcing privacy and security policies
  • Addressing ongoing compliance issues
  • Advising on data use and storage
  • Identifying, anticipating and mitigating risks with regard to privacy practices and confidential data
  • Developing employee training
  • Creating transactional safeguards
  • Developing appropriate responses to data breaches and leaks

We also assist businesses with data licensing and other protections to safeguard valuable business data.

Benefit From Our Unique Experience In This Area

Lead attorney Marinda Neumann’s varied experience in technology gives her a unique understanding of the intersection of technology and the law. For this reason, our team is particularly adept at helping you navigate techno-legal issues.

FAQ About Data Security And Privacy

Read on for answers to frequently asked questions about this topic.

What is the difference between data security and data privacy? 

To put it simply, data security focuses on safeguarding sensitive data, whether it’s confidential customer information or high-value customer lists. Security measures often include encryption, multifactor authentication and other technologies to shield that data from exposure. Data privacy deals with individual rights regarding control over their personal information. It has implications for how this data can be stored, how it can be shared with third parties and what kind of consent is required.

How can I manage personal customer and employee data in a way that meets legal obligations? 

This question is at the crux of data security, and the answer depends on numerous factors. Our lawyers can address this question within the context of your unique business. We can advise you on specific data collection and protection practices that will uphold your legal obligations while minimizing the risk of liability.

Once we work together to make sure my company’s data is private and secure, will I need to do anything else?

Data security isn’t a one-and-done deal. Because the regulatory landscape for data privacy is frequently evolving – as is the technology for data security – it’s important to regularly revisit this issue. Our lawyers can work with you over the long-term to ensure that your approach remains compliant and robust.

Learn More About Data Privacy And Security During A Free Consultation

For more information about how we can help you address these pivotal issues in your organization, please contact us online or call 619-650-6774 for a free initial consultation with a member of our legal team.