Data Protection, Privacy & Security

Beckage attorneys provide on-site and around-the-clock counsel to clients on data protection and information security practices required under state or federal law. The firm advises on critical data breach response and notification requirements, helps manage and minimize security risks, responds to regulatory inquires, coordinates response teams, and defends against enforcement efforts and lawsuits. In today’s evolving world, Beckage provides the practical and technology-oriented counsel clients need most.  

Data Breach Response, Mitigation & Notification

In times of crisis, effective incident response is crucial. Beckage attorneys have extensive experience responding to headline-making national and international data breaches, cyber incidents, inadvertent disclosures, and data theft. Beckage works with clients to manage response and mitigate risk, conduct forensic analyses and notify required stakeholders.  

If a company is experiencing or has had a data security incident, Beckage is available by calling its 24/7/365 hotline at 1-844-502-9363 to be connected with a lawyer.

IT Policies & Practices

In the age of data proliferation, sound technology policies and practices are the foundation to smart business growth. Beckage attorneys advise companies on end-user policies, including Information Technology and Cybersecurity Policies, Privacy Policies, Terms of Service/Use, ADA Website Accessibility Statements, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), Data Protection Programs, Incident Response Plans, Disaster Recovery Plans, along with Record Retention and Deletion Policies, data sharing, transfer and disclosure policies, and workforce data security matters.

Privacy Law & GDPR Compliance

Beckage attorneys are Certified Information Privacy Professionals/United States (CIPP/US) and Certified Information Privacy Professionals/Europe (CIPP/E) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), to provide up-to-date and practical compliance counsel to clients in connection with a range of state, federal and international regulatory regimes, such as: the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), US/EU Privacy Shield, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA), Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH), Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, and Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Beckage also advises clients on enforcement actions by regulatory and law enforcement agencies including the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), state attorneys general and many other regulatory bodies.

Just a few of the other regulations we work with include: Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), Defense Acquisition Regulations (DFARS), Family Educational rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS), and the New York State Department of Financial Services Cybersecurity Reugation (23 NYCRR 500).

Technology Supported Initiatives

Beckage leverages Jim Gerland and other technical resources and a global network of strong relationships in the InfoTech space to provide legal advice that contemplates all technical aspects of work.  

Beckage is guided by the firm’s CISO. The firm’s CISO has served as the CISO at multiple Fortune 1000 companies, including a major, public internet retailer, over a security career that has spanned multiple decades and successful exits. He is also actively involved in many industry associations and has served on multiple national advisory and executive boards as well as co-founded internet security technologies to help continue the advancement of end-user and organizational safety.