Department profile submitted by Morrison & Foerster LLP
Morrison & Foerster’s market-leading Privacy + Data Security team includes more than 60 experienced lawyers across the U.S., Europe, and Asia providing seamless, integrated global service. Our extensive experience, familiarity with global data protection laws, and geographic reach position us to handle virtually any privacy or data security issue, anywhere in the world. From big data to cybersecurity, user-generated content to interest-based advertising, and cloud computing to the Internet of Things, our lawyers are at the forefront of issues involving cutting-edge technologies.
Our team assists many multinationals in developing their cross-border compliance strategies and we are familiar with the data protection laws in every jurisdiction in which they exist. We also know that our clients seek solutions that balance legal compliance with commercial realities, and employ innovative strategies to solve their most complex challenges.
We have also worked with countless organizations to design and strengthen their data security policies and practices to prevent data security breaches, minimize the risks associated with them, and comply with the ever-growing landscape of national and state data security requirements. A prominent aspect of our practice is advising clients when a material breach actually occurs. We are at the forefront of helping clients respond to emergency situations and have provided counsel on several of the most noteworthy security incidents of recent years.