Hunton & Williams LLP’s Privacy Team Releases Privacy and Data Security Law Deskbook

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July 20, 2010

WASHINGTON — July 20, 2010 — Hunton & Williams LLP announced today the release of the first edition treatise Privacy and Data Security LawDeskbook (Aspen Publishers) by lead author Lisa Sotto, managing partner of the firm's New York office and head of the firm’s global Privacy and Information Management practice. The deskbook provides a detailed overview (with thousands of specific citations for the legal practitioner) of those areas of information privacy and data security law that have the greatest impact on and are most relevant to U.S. businesses that operate in the global arena. In addition, the book contains a collection of sample documents, charts, checklists and other compliance-enabling tools.

Written by a team of top professionals in the field, this is a practical one-stop loose-leaf guide for privacy professionals, compliance officers and lawyers responsible for privacy or data security. Joining Sotto among the Hunton & Williams team who contributed to the book were Paula J. Bruening, Cédric Burton, Purdey Castle, Fred H. Cate, Terence G. Connor, Juan C. Enjamio, Dr. Jörg Hladjk, Ryan P. Logan, Melinda L. McLellan, Sara K. Mills, Olivier Proust, Boris Segalis, Aaron P. Simpson, Bridget C. Treacy, Mason A. Weisz, and former colleagues Natalie Hunt, Rachel M. St. John, Elizabeth Johnson and Anthea Terlegas. Also among the contributors were Martin E. Abrams, Patricia Acosta, Marcia S. Alembik, Amanda Hilken, Jamie Zysk Isani, Monika Jedrzejowska, Thomas R. Julin, Olga Khvatskaya, Anna Lazarus, Manuel E. Maisog, Valerie N. Njiiri, Sarah Y. Ratner, Jonathan M. Wilan, John W. Woods and Helen Zhou.

The book includes chapters on

  • FCRA and FACTA
  • Financial Privacy
  • Health Privacy
  • Children's and Students' Privacy
  • Telecommunications Privacy
  • Drivers' Privacy Protection Act
  • Privacy of Video Records
  • Marketing
  • Privacy in the Workplace
  • Privacy Policies
  • Social Networking
  • Surveillance
  • Information Security
  • Data Breach Notification Laws
  • FTC and State Enforcement
  • Privacy Torts
  • EU Data Protection Law
  • International Privacy Law

Hunton & Williams’ Privacy and Information Management practice group assists organizations in managing privacy and data security risks associated with the collection, use and disclosure of consumer and employee personal information. Recently, the firm was ranked in "Band 1" for privacy and data security by both the Chambers USA and Chambers Global guides. In addition to the Chambers ratings, The Legal 500 United States 2010 edition ranked Hunton & Williams in "Tier 1" for data protection and privacy.

The privacy practice also maintains The Centre for Information Policy Leadership, a privacy think tank and consulting practice that provides strategic consulting services and helps clients develop global privacy and data security strategies for the digital age.

About Hunton & Williams LLP

Hunton & Williams LLP provides legal services to corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals, as well as to a broad array of other entities. Since our establishment more than a century ago, Hunton & Williams has grown to more than 900 lawyers serving clients in 100 countries from 18 offices around the world. While our practice has a strong industry focus on energy, financial services and life sciences, the depth and breadth of our experience extends to more than 100 separate practice areas, including bankruptcy and creditors rights, commercial litigation, corporate transactions and securities law, intellectual property, international and government relations, regulatory law, products liability, and privacy and information management.

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