Our passion for Privacy and Data Security runs deep. Accordingly, Armstrong Teasdale established one of the first such practices in the Midwest consisting of a cross-disciplinary team of lawyers experienced with matters involving both U.S. and international privacy and data security laws. Our team includes litigation, corporate, intellectual property, international, and health care lawyers; two Certified Ethical Hackers (C|EH) and two Certified Information Privacy Professionals (CIPP/US) and one Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E).
Members of Armstrong Teasdale’s Privacy & Data Security practice routinely advise a full range of clients—from Internet start-ups to Fortune 100 companies—in a variety of industries, including financial services, insurance, communications, health care, retailers, technology, and energy and utilities. The issues that we routinely address for our clients include:
- Privacy and data security audits
- Data breach preparedness and response
- Risk management and compliance strategies
- Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program and policies
- Development and implementation of effective customer, employee and data privacy policies and practices
- Network security gap analysis
- Document retention strategies
- Employee training programs
- Regulatory response
Drawing upon our lawyers’ broad experience and the firm’s industry-specific knowledge, we use a coordinated approach to risk assessment and the development of compliance solutions to mitigate the risk of theft or breaches. Ignoring these issues is not an option. Companies that fail to adequately protect personal information face serious legal ramifications, and public relations and business problems. We believe that being proactive about information security and privacy compliance obligations, and incorporating privacy by design principles will help our clients respond to regulators’ and consumers’ expectations, while avoiding or minimizing competitive and reputational harm.
Members of our group are sought-after lecturers on data security, computer hacking, protection of confidential information, and breach response. In addition, our group members have authored numerous articles on privacy and data security, including protection of confidential and trade secret information, data breach preparedness and response, computer tampering, protection of personally identifiable information, and loss of customer, client or employee data.