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Tech, Privacy and Data Innovations

The CSG Law Tech, Privacy & Data Innovations Group is a women-led team with more than 25 years of experience representing innovators, investors, and Fortune 500 companies, startups and emerging entities in the technology, data, advertising, and healthcare space.

Combining vision, market knowledge, and deep technology and data-driven innovation experience, we advise companies and innovators at all stages, from entity formation and structuring through early stages, growth stages, and profitable exits. Clients rely on us for advice in developing and protecting their intellectual property, capitalizing on new and emerging technologies, leveraging opportunities, managing risk, solving problems, and generating revenue. We facilitate client growth, development, and innovation, helping our clients transform ideas into reality and shaping their future.

Our lawyers regularly counsel investors in venture capital, growth equity, angel, and private equity deals, helping them assess potential investments. We advise entities on capital raising and financing issues, corporate governance, data use agreements, and tech- and data-related corporate transactions. Handling both the buy and sell side in middle-market transactions, we represent strategic buyers and private equity and advise our entrepreneurial clients in connection with mergers, acquisitions, asset sales, and exit strategies.

Our team’s experience also includes representing both tech vendors and users in connection with technology development and tech and data licensing, outsourcing, distribution transactions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, cloud computing, and SaaS and IaaS transactions. We represent clients in a wide range of sectors, including tech and software providers, data providers, advertising agencies, financial services, insurance, healthcare, and consumer products.

Clients across industries also rely on us for proactive guidance on best practices relating to privacy, cybersecurity, HIPAA and HITECH compliance and for crisis preparedness to best position them should a breach occur. We conduct privacy and information security due diligence and audits in day-to-day operations, outsourcing arrangements, and corporate transactions, as well as establish data breach incident response plans and best practices to identify and minimize risk.

Data and Privacy Counseling, Regulatory and Policy Guidance, Breach Response & Crisis Management 

We counsel companies, executives, boards of directors, and service providers on developing and implementing strategies to protect their data, mitigate risk, respond to data breaches, and manage crises. Our team guides clients in balancing security and privacy compliance with business priorities.

Crisis Management and Breach Response

We have significant experience in counseling and navigating clients through data breaches, including those involving malware (including ransomware), payment card fraud, malicious insiders, loss of physical devices, business email compromises, miswired funds, and unintended disclosures. As breach coaches, we counsel clients through incident response, providing access to and coordinating the internal and external response team resources, working with clients to help them to resume their day-to-day operations while guiding them through the stages of incident response. Our relationships with Federal and State law enforcement and regulators across industries enable us to facilitate effective reporting to ensure appropriate compliance across jurisdictions. We work with our clients and crisis communication resources, where appropriate, to prepare the necessary and appropriate breach notifications to customers, personnel and others.

Policy and Regulatory Counseling

We assist clients with the optimization of their online and digital presence. The CSG Law Tech, Privacy & Data Innovations Group helps clients develop comprehensive and robust privacy notices, terms of use, as well as complementary internal policies and procedures. Our team actively works with clients to develop robust and compliant policies and procedures to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of their data.

Our team excels in ensuring clients and their supply chain partners are compliant with industry-specific privacy and data security laws and regulations including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act), the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA).

Further, we are well equipped to lead our clients through the myriad of state privacy, security and data breach laws and regulations, as well as international standards, such as the EU and UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We are able to quickly leverage our international relationships, for our multinational clients, whether for proactive privacy and data resources or in connection with breach response through our working relationships with relevant organizations, including the International Association of Privacy Professionals, ISACA (the Information Systems Audit and Control Association), and InfraGard.

For additional information regarding our extensive experience in the privacy and data security industry, click here.

Health Information Privacy and Security

Our team offers unparalleled insight and experience in the healthcare sector, helping clients navigate state and federal privacy and data security laws that govern the use, disclosure, receipt, transmission and/or maintenance of individually identifiable health information.

We assist a wide variety of clients who handle health information, ranging from physician groups and hospital systems to medical device manufacturers, app developers and other companies that service the healthcare industry.

Our services include counseling with respect to the following:

  • Health information privacy and/or security compliance under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) and 42 C.F.R. Part 2 (governing substance use disorder treatment records);
  • HIPAA/HITECH applicability (for instance, determining whether a vendor is a HIPAA “business associate”) and how to avoid HIPAA applicability, where possible;
  • Business Associate Agreements;
  • Electronic medical record-related vendor agreements;
  • Responding to subpoenas and other requests for disclosure of individually identifiable health information;
  • Developing and improving health information-related privacy and security policies and procedures;
  • HIPAA/HITECH and 42 CFR Part 2 employee/staff training;
  • Breach analysis and response; and
  • Office of Civil Rights HIPAA-related audits, investigations, and reporting.

For information regarding our wider range of services to the healthcare industry, click here.