Privacy, Security & Information Management

Foley’s Privacy, Security & Information Management Practice (Privacy Practice) delivers practical and strategic advice on a global basis to help companies mitigate risks from the collection and processing of information.

At a Glance

  • Foley’s Privacy Practice was ranked in the top three practices in the world by Computerworld, has been recognized by Chambers USA, and was ranked by The Legal 500 in the area of privacy and data security (2015) 
  • In recognition of our broad depth of experience, our attorneys carry a number of the most recognized and valued professional certifications, including CISA, CISSP, CIPP, CIPP/IT, ISSMP, and CRISC 
  • Our attorneys also are thought leaders in the use and protection of information, having written leading treatises and law review articles that have been cited as authority by a number of circuit courts

Your data and information are critical business assets. Protecting those assets requires in-depth knowledge and understanding of federal and state privacy and security laws and requirements, as well as practical advice and clear guidance on how you can manage the risks associated with those assets. At Foley, our Privacy attorneys have broad and deep experience, gained through our work on compliance matters for some of the largest global companies, as well as start-up companies that focus on the use of information as a core business asset. Our team also has handled a number of high-profile security breaches, cutting-edge privacy litigation, and a number of significant matters before the FTC, the HHS Office of Civil Rights, and state attorneys general.

Below we outline the services we provide.

Representative Matters

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Advised leading Internet commerce site on global privacy and security compliance.
Advised a Fortune 20 company on privacy policy development and counseling.
Foley attorneys worked on special projects to protect the Yahoo! brand on the Internet. For example, Foley is counsel to Yahoo! in an action brought in federal court in New York to stop the dissemination of emails that promote bogus lottery prizes under the Yahoo! name. These bogus lottery emails are sent to unsuspecting recipients in order to obtain their personal information and money that they pay as “fees” in order to collect their prize. These matters were based upon allegations of trademark infringement, illegal spamming, and deceptive claims regarding online lotteries. In December 2011, the client was awarded $610 million in damages in the Southern District of New York.

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