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Legal Compliance and Regulatory Issues

Thompson & Knight attorneys have extensive experience with compliance and regulatory matters. We advise clients on state and federal data privacy laws, develop breach response policies, and assist clients with data privacy and security due diligence and mergers and acquisitions, among other issues.

Overview

Thompson & Knight attorneys have extensive experience with compliance and regulatory matters. We advise clients on state and federal data privacy laws, develop breach response policies, and assist clients with data privacy and security due diligence and mergers and acquisitions, among other issues.

We have experience with the following aspects of compliance and regulatory issues:

  • Advising clients on state and federal data privacy laws
  • Developing client-specific written data protection and breach response policies and procedures
  • Assisting with HR policies and employee training programs
  • Negotiating vendor agreements for software tools, vulnerability assessments, and data hosting and management to cover cyber risk protection
  • Advising clients with respect to cross-border data transfer issues
  • Coordinating data protection programs with intellectual property policies to protect trade secrets and confidential information
  • Reviewing cybersecurity insurance policies and advise clients on strengths and weaknesses
  • Preparing privacy policies and website terms of use
  • Drafting data privacy HIPAA and HITECH compliance policies
  • Assisting clients with data privacy and security due diligence in M&A

Experience

  • Counseled a global oil and gas industry professional organization on data privacy policies and procedures and data breach regulatory requirements in the United States, United Kingdom, and European Union
  • Assisted a major U.S. manufacturer with negotiations to purchase consumer data in compliance with its privacy policy and drafted a privacy policy for the client’s new entity
  • Counseled financial institutions in connection with customer agreements to protect the institutions in their treasury management banking businesses
  • Counseled global retailers on revisions to policies and procedures for data privacy and security
  • Reviewed and analyzed websites and policies of several businesses for compliance with COPPA, CalOPPA, and other Internet regulations
  • Prepared website privacy policies, terms of use, and click-wrap agreements for various clients
  • Prepared a HIPAA-compliant license agreement and privacy policy for medical imaging “software as a service” (“saas”) provider
  • Counseled an online publishing company with respect to data privacy obligations in connection with a social media purchase
  • Counseled a leading accessories manufacturer and retailer regarding data privacy obligations and cross-border transfer issues
  • Advised a U.S.-based retailer with respect to Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation
  • Advised a large retailer with data privacy and security due diligence with respect to the purchase of a competitor
  • Prepared a mobile application privacy policy and terms of use for a mobile application developer
  • Advised a large school district with respect to student data privacy compliance
  • Advised a large insurance claims services company with respect to data anonymization and aggregation
  • Advised a social media advertising provider with respect to privacy and endorsement obligations
  • Reviewed development agreements for website and mobile application development