Guidance For Businesses Navigating Data Privacy Considerations
Data privacy law is a complex web of regulations involving federal and state legislation. Many aspects of a business can implicate privacy and data concerns. To avoid being blindsided by data breaches, privacy litigation and other pitfalls, it’s important to prioritize data privacy compliance and risk mitigation in this frequently evolving field.
At Chenoweth Law Group, P.C., our attorneys are strong partners for businesses navigating any kind of data privacy concern. We serve as outside general counsel to provide ongoing guidance in light of the latest legal developments in data privacy law. We also represent business clients in transactions and disputes that have data privacy ramifications. Our clients include organizations in diverse sectors, including the tech industry, health care, communications, financial institutions and more.
The Maze Of Data Privacy Law
Data privacy law is so complex in part because of the multitude of federal and state legal frameworks that address data privacy. Our lawyers help clients address these considerations in light of federal privacy regulations such as:
- The Federal Trade Commission Act
- The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which protects health information
- The Fair Credit Reporting Act, which impacts consumer credit reports and related financial data
- The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPRA), which affects online services aimed at children
- The Federal Trade Commission’s Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information, which requires covered businesses to take adequate protect sensitive information
- The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, which applies to certain financial institutions and includes both data security and notice requirements
- The Fair Credit Reporting Act’s Identity Theft Rules (Red Flag Rules), which requires certain organization to implement identity theft prevention measures
State laws such as the Oregon Consumer Information Protection Act and trade secret protections may also come into play.
These laws shape how certain businesses may collect, store and disclose sensitive data. They impose requirements for steps to take in the event of a data breach. Because businesses and organizations may face harsh penalties for violations, it’s critical to take a proactive approach in ensuring full compliance.