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, Russia 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, litigation, government, financial services regulation and enforcement, employment and business & technology sourcing. We work with leading financial service firms as well as major corporations worldwide to help them comply with data privacy and security regulatory obligations, including, the development of data security programs; breach response plans; notification policies and strategies for minimizing adverse consequences that may arise from litigation or governmental actions following a breach incident. We also advise on developing practical cross-border data transfer solutions—for both affiliated company transfers and for transfers to nonaffiliated parties, such as service providers and outsourcers.
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 and security issues.