Privacy and Information Security
Nelson Mullins provides a team of professionals collectively familiar with all areas of US and global privacy and security regulation, case law and other standards. We regularly address international privacy issues and have been leaders in addressing changing information security requirements for hundreds of organizations.
Our attorneys regularly respond quickly and effectively to major security breaches, and develop and update data security programs and incident response plans throughout the U.S. and abroad. We are also familiar with increasingly influential sets of non-governmental security standards such as the Payment Card Industry (PCI) and ISO standards. We have professionals ready to advise on privacy and security concerns with company websites, data at rest or in transit, marketing initiatives, customer relationships, vendors, and physical and administrative safeguards, and any other current or emerging privacy or security issue.
Our depth in this area, like others, extends beyond legal analysis. The urgency and importance of business risks in this area demand counsel that can both respond immediately with recommendations reflecting a depth and breadth of practical experience, and help with business planning by anticipating trends. Our team includes a former leader of a national privacy and security consulting practice, a Certified Information Privacy Professional who was formerly a senior manager at a global corporation, and a former advisor to top management of one of the world's largest technology companies. We assist many organizations in designing, implementing, and improving their security and privacy programs while weeding out potential investments in what has been aptly characterized as "security theater" (i.e., investments for show, resulting in little real security).