Technology has made it easy for companies to collect, copy and transfer personal data around the world. Many clients seek to take advantage of this through centralized systems and service providers, often resulting in the need for cross-border data transfers. At the same time, new privacy and security laws in a number of key jurisdictions—including the European Union, United States, Canada, Hong Kong and Australia—are imposing complex requirements and challenges for multinational organizations.
Mayer Brown’s Privacy & Security practice is comprised of experienced lawyers from a range of disciplines, including regulatory, intellectual property, employment and business & technology sourcing. We work with major corporations worldwide to help them comply with data privacy and security regulatory obligations, and to develop practical cross-border data transfer solutions—for both affiliated company transfers and for transfers to nonaffiliated parties, such as service providers and outsourcers.
Our group also advises on developing data breach notification policies and other security and privacy compliance enterprise management, and regularly counsels corporations on their obligations and risk exposure in the event of a data breach. And if a breach results in litigation, we have experienced trial and appellate lawyers to handle even the most complex cases.
Many privacy matters raise issues that span multiple legal practices and countries. With our global platform our firm can serve clients across the full range of domestic, international and cross-border privacy issues.