Hirschler Fleischer is pleased to announce the formation of its Data Privacy and Security Practice, a multidisciplinary group advising on the evolving laws and industry standards that regulate the collection, use and disclosure of personal data. Led by Collin J. Hite, Jacqueline C. Hedblom and Angela R. Matney, a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), the Data Privacy and Security Practice provides small to midsize businesses with practical guidance on the development of privacy and data protection policies, insurance programs and privacy-related disputes.
“Cyber security is a growing concern for companies of all sizes, and though data breaches make headlines when they impact large corporations, small to midsize businesses are equally vulnerable,” said Hite, a partner in the firm who also leads Hirschler Fleischer’s Insurance Recovery Group. “Acknowledging the growing need among our client base, we assembled a team of legal professionals experienced in helping clients prepare for and respond to a variety of cyber threats.”
Hirschler Fleischer’s Data Privacy and Security Practice works with clients to develop formal data protection policies related to employee and customer data, digital assets, social media and IT usage. The group advises on cyber insurance policy matters and risk management strategies. In addition, the attorneys counsel clients to ensure compliance with state and federal data protection laws and related matters, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), various state breach notification laws and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
Hirschler Fleischer advises clients on data privacy and security matters in a number of industries, including consumer goods, data services/technology, enterprise risk, financial services, government, health care, higher education, hospitality, professional services and retail.
Kristen M. Chatterton