O&A Launches New Privacy and Data Security Practice Group

Data privacy and security has thrust itself into the forefront with the recent enactment of numerous and often sweeping data privacy laws across the United States as well as in Europe. As companies gather more and more data about their customers and users, regulators and the public will most certainly look to further control what companies can do with an increasingly valuable business asset – data.  Companies, whether in tech or in more traditional industries, will need to be aware of this ever-changing landscape.

Michael Borenstein
Michael Borenstein

Although data can be a tremendous resource, it can also pose substantial risk and liability if not managed correctly.  O&A has formed its Privacy and Data Security Practice Group to help its clients use data to better fuel business growth in compliance with this complex web of regulation.

“With many of our clients rooted at the cross section of technology and content, data is at the core of their business and so, a data practice was a natural extension of our core offering” said Dan Offner, managing partner of O&A.

O&A’s Privacy and Data Security Practice will be led by Michael Borenstein, a partner who has been managing the firm’s commercial practice. 

“My practice has always been centered around understanding my client’s business needs and I have found that over the years, data security and compliance have moved beyond copying and pasting an old privacy policy to actually addressing the issues head on,” Borenstein said.

Borenstein has been involved with compliance issues since the enactment of the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor program and has earned the designation of Certified Information Privacy Professional/U.S. from the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Borenstein will be assisted by Bjorn Roos, an associate at the firm, who is also CIPP/U.S. certified.

O&A’s Privacy and Data Security Practice Group will help clients negotiate a wide range of issues, including:

  • privacy notices and privacy policies
  • data transfers
  • mobile/online privacy
  • telehealth and HIPPA compliance
  • workplace privacy

For more on O&A’s Privacy and Data Security Practice Group please contact Michael Borenstein at mborenstein@oandapc.com.