Kilpatrick Townsend is one of the world’s leading information law firms. Our Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Governance Practice builds on the firm’s leadership in intellectual property and technology to enable our clients to make the most of the opportunities and risks posed by their own information and the internet. We are passionate about client service and innovation and creating long-lasting partnerships with our clients, just as we help our clients create and maintain durable and expanding relationships with their customers, workforce, regulators and the public. Consider:

  • Through regular management of responses to data security breaches -- including the largest governmental data breach on record -- we turn these incidents not into crises but into trust-building customer service encounters:
    • Through handling multiple breaches every week since 2005, we have developed an approach that has helped our clients avoid customer losses, brand damage and lawsuits, and even improve customer trust following breaches. 
    • This approach is proving critical as the worldwide rapid increase in the frequency and sophistication of both attacks and their detection is making data breaches and security fundamental components of customer relationship management.
  • We assist in formulating “big data” plans, strategies and approaches, including:
    • Contracts that value and protect newly-defined data assets in new ways, drawing on
      • the firm’s tremendous depth in IP protection and tech contracting, and
      • a privacy practice that uses deep knowledge of all areas of privacy and information security regulation and standards to formulate new ways of achieving compliance and meeting other privacy and security goals while making the most of the data and information; and
    • Records, information management, electronic communications, BYOD and social media programs that combine defensible disposal of many types of data with “lakes” of organizational big data within the enterprise and in clouds, as well as what the organization makes of the oceans of information on the internet. 
  • We serve as global privacy and information security counsel to many organizations, providing:
      • Strategic and tactical assistance in “privacy by design” initiatives in the development of hardware and software and their user interfaces, in part by linking privacy and security lawyers to the lawyers closest to the heart of innovation in technology; and
      • deep knowledge of all areas of privacy and cybersecurity regulation and standards.
  • We help our clients formulate and take advantage of innovations in cloud computing, mobile payments, mobile health, social business, the consumerization of IT, electronic communications and records, and other areas of sustaining and disruptive innovation.

We understand what big data tools can do and how they do it, and participate in software and hardware design to make "privacy by design" more than a slogan. Together, we help you:

    • Protect the lakes of your data in which you want to fish, 
    • Take better advantage of the ocean of information on the internet, and protect your interests in what you create from it,
    • Change the ways you relate to your customers and other constituents, as you collect, keep and use more information, 
    • Manage privacy, data security and related risks and opportunities, nudging you toward becoming “antifragile” to security breaches, and 
    • Thrive on disruption.

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