California Data Privacy Attorney

What is data privacy?

Data privacy is a term that has recently been focused on by several lawmakers, both on the federal level and on the statewide level. Several privacy and security laws have been passed that have affected businesses and individuals.

Data privacy takes a look at the protection of personal information or data of individuals, businesses, and corporations. Data privacy has been a priority for several lawmakers as they try to determine how businesses and individuals control and collect personal data. Almost all businesses and organizations collect personal data, but the way that it is stored is a key factor since improper storing of information could result in data leaks for confidential information.

Data privacy is a very specific type of law, and in the event that you need assistance with data privacy laws, look for an experienced data privacy attorney near you. Since data privacy is still a fairly new idea, not all attorneys are experienced. Our highly qualified California and Nevada data privacy attorneys assist individuals and businesses in making sure that data is properly stored and secured, and those that have experienced a data breach hold businesses accountable. 

What Do Our Privacy and Data Security Attorneys Do?

Our experienced privacy and data security attorneys offer a variety of services depending on what the client’s needs are. Our attorneys are known for experienced legal expertise, especially in the areas of data security and privacy. We have a deep understanding of modern relevant technologies and help our clients determine the best means to protect their company.

Below are some key terms regarding data privacy that our attorneys focus on.

  • Personal data: personal data is identifiable information of individuals. Identifiable information includes full names, home addresses, phone numbers, financial and bank information, medical bills and records, and Social Security numbers. Lawmakers currently focus upon this type of personal data as they try to secure this information as much as possible.
  • Data protection laws: with personal data comes data protection laws that many states are now trying to enact. For example, California has enacted the California Consumer Privacy Act.
  • Security measures:  ur attorneys assist businesses in taking appropriate security measures to protect this personal data from any type of data breaches and theft.
  • Data transfers: with several data protection laws in place, they have now restricted data transfers and data sharing among organizations and businesses.
  • Privacy policies: privacy policies have now become another major focus of several different lawmakers as they try to have businesses and organizations be transparent when it comes to customer and client signing policies. 

California Data Privacy Laws

There are specific laws and security measures that are passed on both the federal and state level, and should be followed in California. Examples of the different laws include:

  • Global data sources
  • National security letters
  • HIPAA medical Compliance laws: this has become a sought-after law after the covid-19 pandemic
  • Electronic Communications Privacy Act
  • Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
  • Civil rights investigations
  • California Shine the Light law
  • California Comprehensive Computer Data Access and Fraud Act
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
  • California Financial Information Privacy Act
  • California Online Privacy Protection Act
  • California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act

United States Federal Data Privacy Laws

We make sure that our clients are adhering to the rules of federal laws, these include, but are not limited to:

  • Gramm Leach Bliley Act
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • Telephone Consumer Protection act
  • S. European Union Safe Harbor privacy principles

Since data privacy laws are very broad, we advise that you seek a consultation to determine the different services you may need in all privacy aspects. Different services our data privacy attorneys offer include, but are not limited to:

  • Cross-border transfers
  • Mobile applications
  • Terms of Use contracts
  • Biometrics
  • End user license agreements
  • Privacy compliance
  • Website transactions
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Data processing agreements
  • Cookie agreements
  • Payment card information
  • Privacy documentation
  • Marketing activities
  • Exploitation of private data
  • Mortician of private data to overseas
  • Cybercrime insurance policies
  • Cybercrime preparedness

How Can I Prevent My Data Being Breached?

If you or a loved one have had your personal information compromised, there are specific steps you should take to protect yourself and limit the damage done to your online identity. This includes:

  • Reviewing your credit reports
  • Checking your bank account daily
  • Filing a police report if your data has been breached
  • Contacting the credit bureau reporting the breach
  • Refresh your password every couple months 
  • Do you use a simple easy to guess password
  • Do not click on website links and photos you are not familiar with
  • Hiring an experienced data privacy attorney

For more information on how you could prevent a data breach, contact our experienced California data breach attorneys today.

Nevada Data Privacy Laws

Recently, in July 2021, Nevada’s governor approved an amendment to the privacy laws, and afforded consumers the right to opt out of their sale of data to third parties.  The law broadened the scope as to what is considered a “data broker” and allowed consumers to get more protections when on the web.

 This law also recently changed what the meaning of “sale” would be by broadening the definition. At first, “sale” meant that a monetary transaction needed to take place. But this law removes the requirement of a transaction. If you are located in Nevada, contact our Nevada data privacy attorneys to determine what changes you may need to make for your company. Nevada’s recent data privacy laws broadened the meaning of several terms, and the state is leaning more towards consumer protections, protecting individual data.

With the increase of consumer privacy laws, many businesses do not want to take a chance and should monitor their privacy compliance laws very strictly. This requires hiring an experienced data privacy attorney to ensure all laws are being complied with. Failure to comply with privacy and data security laws could result in fines, especially a multitude of lawsuits.

We have offices located in every major city in Nevada and California, including Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Fresno, San Francisco, Irvine, etc. Contact our data privacy attorneys today to determine the different solutions we can take to meet your data privacy needs. Our reliable attorneys are on standby and available 24/7 for your data privacy legal claims. 

Each data privacy law client has different needs, and we provide personal attention to offer very solutions to our clients. Call us today.