Privacy & Data Security

Virtually every aspect of today’s business and legal world is enabled or facilitated by technology. Every minute of every day, a company’s most valuable and sensitive commercial information, and that of its clients and customers, is maintained or passes through multiple systems; some the company may have control of, some it may not, and each is a potential target for a cyber-attack or catastrophic data breach.

The lawyers and security professionals of Keesal, Young & Logan (KYL) strengthen clients’ internal security controls and their business relationships by offering a wide array of privacy and data security services. The firm advises domestic and international businesses, including AI/ML companies, with respect to both legal compliance and day-to-day business critical issues. The firm advises clients with respect to international, federal, and state privacy regulation compliance – including the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, the pending California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and state-specific data breach laws. KYL also advises clients on the everyday issues encountered by businesses related to computer fraud, social engineering and cryptocurrency hacking, data breaches, business email compromise, cyber insurance, software design, intellectual property, and forensic investigation. The privacy and data security team assists companies of all sizes with data mapping, security audits, the drafting of internal and public-facing privacy policies and cookie notices, employee and engineering privacy education, and more.

KYL’s deep bench of privacy and data security experts includes members with the following certifications: IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professionals in United States privacy law (CIPP/US), European privacy law (CIPP/E), privacy management (CIPM), and privacy technology (CIPT), Certified Ethical Hacker, ISO27001 CIS F, BARBRI Cybint Solutions’ “Cyber Protection,” “Cyber Intelligence,” and OneTrust Certified Privacy Management Professional. The firm’s clients also have direct access to KYL’s strategic partners, which includes industry-leading service providers in the areas of cybersecurity education, detection, response, third-party vendor risk management, and cyber insurance.

KYL’s half-century of diverse legal practice enhances its ability to assist businesses of all sizes and in all industries on matters pertaining to cyber risk and data security. The firm’s history of representing companies in heavily-regulated industries provides a unique perspective into the critical nature of cyber risk management. KYL’s renowned 24/7 readiness service, developed and honed to respond to major maritime, environmental, and other causalities, provides cybersecurity clients’ with around-the-clock legal advice in the event of cyber emergencies and forensic investigations.

KYL’s longstanding dedication to technology and security is unmatched. The firm’s technology platform is regularly audited by third-party security risk consultants and the firm’s lawyers and professionals regularly publish research and present CLE sessions to clients, lawyers, and law students on topics related to technology, cyber risk, and ethical implications.

KYL’s commitment to excellence in applying leading edge technology in its operations and litigation practice has resulted in a number of recognitions including being the first law firm to be named to the InfoWorld 100 (2003), two International Legal Technology Association Distinguished Peer Awards (2011 and 2014), top individual honors from the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (2015), the first law firm to pass the Procertas Legal Technology Audit (2015) and the first ever Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists Law Firm of the Year award (2016).

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