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BuckleySandler Launches "Privacy, Cyber Risk & Data Security" Hotline

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 01/23/14 -- BuckleySandler LLP, a leading financial services regulatory, criminal & civil enforcement defense law firm, has launched a Privacy, Cyber Risk & Data Security Hotline to assist companies with mitigating online security risks. The Hotline (1-888-5-DATA-55) is available 24/7 and provides companies with immediate access to a Privacy, Cyber Risk & Data Security Team member to address all aspects of legal and regulatory compliance when responding to security incidents. Inquiries can also be submitted via email to [email protected].

"The recent breaches in data security, such as those at Target and Neiman Marcus, show that not only are cyber attacks continuing, but that cyber criminals are adapting techniques to find new and more effective ways to steal customer personal and financial information," noted Margo H.K. Tank, a partner with BuckleySandler specializing in e-Commerce, Privacy and Data Protection.

"This Hotline will serve as a valuable tool for financial institutions and their service providers as they continue to struggle with the ever-increasing challenges of collecting, using, disclosing and protecting personal information relating to customers, employees and others," added BuckleySandler partner Samuel J. Buffone.

BuckleySandler's Privacy, Cyber Risk & Data Security Team, which in 2012 and 2013 received recognition from the Legal 500 for its notable representations and overall risk management reputation, has addressed hundreds of security incidents and regularly advises clients in all aspects of legal and regulatory compliance, incident analysis, forensic review, call center set up and credit monitoring.

BuckleySandler partner Elizabeth E. McGinn further explained that the Hotline serves as a resource for companies to speak with a BuckleySandler Team member to:

  • Review policies and procedures for data privacy and security in light of current industry trends;
  • Prepare employee training materials;
  • Assess incident response plans;
  • Assist in the planning and conducting breach preparedness exercises;
  • Revise breach-related provisions in vendor agreements (including cloud services agreements);
  • Craft template letters for notice to consumers and regulators; and
  • Conduct an on-site Breach Risk Mitigation Day.

With more than 150 lawyers in Washington, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, BuckleySandler provides best-in-class legal counsel to meet the challenges of its financial services industry and other corporate and individual clients across the full-range of government enforcement actions, complex and class action litigation and transactional, regulatory and public policy issues. The Firm represents many of the nation's leading financial services institutions. (www.buckleysandler.com; https://twitter.com/BuckleySandler; http://www.infobytesblog.com)

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