Our Data Privacy and Cyber Security team provides counsel on threat prevention and mitigation in the context of your key business drivers: Intellectual Property, Financial/Fiduciary, Regulatory/Compliance, Operational, Growth/Opportunity, Strategy, Human Capital and Reputation/Brand.
We employ an integrated approach focused on 1) preventing attacks through proactive mitigation programs; 2) monitoring and detecting potential cyber risks; and 3) responding to breaches and other adverse events. We customize our Data Privacy and Cyber Security services to your business—size, industry, technologies, stakeholders, and compliance regimes.
Our platform starts with your business needs and “ends” with an intense focus on helping you “get back to business” and drive enterprise value. It’s a comprehensive, business-minded, intelligent approach to managing, mitigating and responding to cyber threats.
Law360 | January 17, 2017
This article recaps HIPAA stats and highlights from the past year. Chicago health care partner Valerie Montague is quoted throughout discussing privacy breaches and how health care organizations react.
Rochester Business Journal | January 13, 2017
Rochester Business Journal | October 17, 2016
Rochester Private Equity & Investment Funds partner Jeremy Wolk and Washington DC M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Mike Cooney authored this column about privacy issues surrounding charitable donors in New York.
Bloomberg Law | July 15, 2016
This feature story looks what political campaigns should know about robocalls. Boston IP litigation associate and TCPA practice co-leader Troy Lieberman discusses the apparent lack of FCC enforcement actions against political campaigns.
Health Information Compliance Alert | June 01, 2016
Providence commercial litigation counsel Steven Richard is quoted in this article focused on the results of a new study highlighting a new trend toward specialized data breach insurance policies.
Law360 | May 25, 2016
Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Tina Sciocchetti, health care partner Laurie Cohen and commercial litigation associate Michal Ovadia co-authored this column discussing the risks companies that collect or maintain sensitive personal information face when a rogue employee compromises data security.
Law360 | April 29, 2016
Chicago health care partner Valerie Breslin Montague is included in this piece that looks at how attorneys are dealing with increasing Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) penalties and audits.
Bloomberg BNA Banking Report | March 21, 2016
Chicago partner Susan Feibus authored this column about important considerations for financial institutions to take in terms of policies and procedures that address the cyber threat environment and resilience to cyber attacks.
Law360 | March 02, 2016
This feature story highlights the arrival of Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Tina Sciocchetti.
WJAR-TV (Providence NBC affiliate) | February 26, 2016
Providence commercial litigation counsel Steven Richard is interviewed in a segment about the battle between Apple and the FBI about the potential access to user data.
Providence Business News | February 08, 2016
Providence Commercial Litigation counsel Steven Richard authored this column discussing steps organizations can take to promote a data secure environment.
Rochester Business Journal | January 22, 2016
Rochester Commercial Litigation associate Kate Martinez is quoted in this story about cybersecurity. Her commentary focuses on the evolving laws around data privacy and their increasing complexity.
Bloomberg BNA Social Media Law & Policy Report | January 20, 2016
Providence Commercial Litigation counsel Steven Richard is quoted in this article about how the right of publicity affects social media use.
Legal Bisnow (DC) | January 08, 2016
This piece, which describes the need for financial institutions to prepare for heightened regulatory scrutiny of their cyber preparedness, features commentary from Susan.
Law360 | November 24, 2015
Susan authored this column discussing whether the government can force private companies to decode encrypted messages for law enforcement.
WJAR-TV | November 19, 2015
In this live, in-studio segment, Providence Commercial Litigation counsel Steven Richard, a member of our Data Privacy & Cybersecurity team, discusses key data privacy and security issues.
Democrat and Chronicle | November 08, 2015
Rochester Commercial Litigation associate Kate Martinez, a member of the firm’s Privacy and Data Protection team, provides third-party commentary in this article on the legal challenges facing a leading health insurer following a hack that led to access to personal information of 10.5 million current and former customers and vendors.
Providence Business News | November 02, 2015
Providence Commercial Litigation counsel Steven Richard, a member of our Data Privacy & Cybersecurity team, authored this column discussing how data security poses a paramount strategic concern and why proactive leadership at the highest organizational levels is required.
Law360 | September 16, 2015
Providence Commercial Litigation counsel Steve Richard authored this column discussing developments in and results of a court decision regarding a political consultant’s First Amendment challenge to South Carolina’s anti-robocall statute.
Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly | August 31, 2015
Providence Commercial Litigation counsel Steven Richard is quoted in this article discussing the Identity Theft Protection Act, which governs the steps businesses and other entities must take to prevent the theft of personal information like Social Security and credit card numbers.
Providence Business News | July 06, 2015
Providence Commercial Litigation counsel Steven Richard authored this guest column discussing the Rhode Island Identity Theft Protection Act of 2015.
Wall Street Journal | May 28, 2015
Providence Commercial Litigation counsel Steven Richard is quoted in this article discussing how state laws on social media are impacting employer-employee relations in the absence of an overarching federal law.
Journal of the American College of Radiology | May 01, 2015
This contributed column discusses employer liability for employees who improperly access confidential patient information. This piece is authored by Albany Health Care partners Laurie Cohen and Peter Millock, counsel Barbara Asheld and Long Island associate Brooke Lane.
Bloomberg BNA Privacy and Data Security Law Resource Center | January 02, 2015
Providence partner and leader of the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection group Linn Freedman is quoted in this article discussing a matter before the U.S. Court of Appeals which presents an unprecedented opportunity to define the Federal Trade Commission's authority to police the data security practices of U.S. companies.
CSO | December 15, 2014
San Francisco Commercial Litigation partner Karl Belgum is quoted in this article on the implications of a Minnesota federal court's decision regarding Target’s data breach litigation indicating expansive retailer liability for stolen credit card data.
Law Technology News | December 02, 2014
Providence partner and leader of the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection group Linn Freedman is noted as a featured panelist and is quoted in this article recapping the ALM Cybersecurity and Data Protection Legal Summit.
Law360 | November 25, 2014
Providence partner and leader of the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection group Linn Freedman authored this piece discussing new openings for state law claims of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act violations against covered entities and business associates.
HR Executive | October 01, 2014
San Francisco Labor & Employment associate Alexandra Devendra is quoted in this feature story on personal health information confidentiality and HIPAA’s nondiscrimination provision concerning employee use of wearable devices.
Forbes | September 29, 2014
Providence partner and leader of the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection team Linn Freedman provides commentary in this column on understanding and adhering to HIPAA across the entire digital health ecosystem.
Forbes | August 25, 2014
This column discusses the impact of Community Health System’s data breach. Partner and leader of the firm’s Privacy & Data Security team Linn Freedman acts as a third-party source.
Health Data Management | August 19, 2014
Partner and leader of the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection group Linn Freedman provides third-party commentary on Community Health Systems’ data breach of protected health information.
Law360 | August 05, 2014
Washington, DC, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Grayson Yeargin, Washington, DC, Commercial Litigation and Government Contracts partner Vince Napoleon and Washington, DC, Commercial Litigation associate Katherine Bastian discuss steps companies doing business with the government should take as they are facing new cybersecurity requirements.
Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly | August 04, 2014
Partner and leader of the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection practice Linn Freedman discusses the Employee Social Media Privacy Act signed into law by Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee.
Directors & Boards | August 01, 2014
Partner Linn Freedman, member of the board of directors of Roger Williams University and Roger Williams Law School, is featured among the publication’s ninth annual class of directors to watch.
Health Data Management | June 01, 2014
Partner and leader of the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection practice Linn Freedman and Providence Government Investigations & White Collar Defense associate Kathryn Sylvia discuss provisions under a federal rule to give patients or designated representatives the right to receive copies of medical test results from most clinical laboratories.
Law360 | May 14, 2014
Partner and leader of the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection practice Linn Freedman discusses a federal judge’s ruling refusing to disrupt a Federal Trade Commission administrative proceeding against LabMD Inc.
Financier Worldwide Magazine | May 01, 2014
Partner and leader of the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection practice Linn Freedman is one of the featured industry sources in this piece on effectively handling, using, transferring and managing data. Click here to read the roundtable discussion.
Boston Bar Journal | April 01, 2014
Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Gerry Leone, Providence Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner and Privacy & Data Protection team leader Linn Freedman and Providence Government Investigations & White Collar Defense associate Kathryn Sylvia co-authored this column discussing warrantless cell phone searches and personal privacy issues.
Clinical Laboratory News | April 01, 2014
Partner and leader of the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection practice Linn Freedman discusses how labs should comply with patient requests for records under a new rule issued by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Wall Street Journal | March 21, 2014
Partner and leader of the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection practice Linn Freedman provides commentary in this article about the need for law firms to properly safeguard confidential client information.
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