Mayer Brown announced today the launch of a new practical guide, Cybersecurity and Data Privacy: Navigating a Constantly Changing Landscape. The guide is the fourth in the series produced by Mayer Brown that highlights the latest cybersecurity and data privacy developments and provides practical advice for businesses confronting these changes.

Authored by lawyers in the firm’s global Cybersecurity & Data Privacy practice, the guide outlines recent developments concerning the legal obligations companies must satisfy, the growth of cybersecurity and data privacy considerations into new contexts, and the ways that companies are responding to evolving risks. Among other areas, the guide analyzes new areas of litigation, compliance challenges posed by new regimes such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation and New York’s financial services regulations, growing expectations for due diligence in mergers and acquisitions, and evolving threats that demand thorough response playbooks.

“Now more than ever, staying abreast of the complex and changing cybersecurity and data privacy landscape, which includes new threats, new types of litigation, new regulatory regimes and new laws, is essential to maintaining effective cybersecurity and data privacy compliance programs,” said Rajesh De, leader of Mayer Brown’s global Cybersecurity & Data Privacy practice and former General Counsel of the National Security Agency. “Mayer Brown’s interdisciplinary team of global cybersecurity and data privacy lawyers has launched its fourth guide to help businesses anticipate new risks and prioritize issues as they navigate constant change in this field.”

The guide’s launch coincides with the start of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2018. For the fourth consecutive year, Mayer Brown has become an official Champion of NCSAM—exemplifying the firm’s commitment to cybersecurity, online safety and privacy.

Mayer Brown’s global Cybersecurity & Data Privacy practice previously issued a guide on hot topics in cybersecurity and data privacy in 2017, a cybersecurity regulatory handbook in 2016 and an incident preparation and response guide in 2015.

The practice is composed of more than 50 lawyers worldwide from disciplines that include litigation, regulatory, corporate, government affairs and global trade, intellectual property, enforcement, employment, insurance and business technology sourcing. Lawyers in the practice help clients contend with the full range of domestic, international and cross-border data privacy and security obligations—from board governance, supply chain and vendor management, and regulatory compliance to data breach preparation, response and litigation.

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