Avi B. Ginsberg


Avi B. Ginsberg


Avi Ginsberg is a cybersecurity and data privacy attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP based in Boston. He has substantial industry experience in cybersecurity and international business transactions. He regularly helps corporate clients respond to ransomware attacks and data breaches, evaluate privacy risk and compliance strategies for complex data sets, and develop kids’ privacy approaches for online games and metaverse experiences.

Avi focuses his practice on nuanced cybersecurity and data privacy issues, including:

  • advising clients on data privacy and information security programs,
  • cybersecurity risk mitigation and incident response,
  • artificial intelligence privacy compliance and reputational risk mitigation,
  • website, web application, and mobile application privacy compliance,
  • online trust and safety issues, and
  • performing diligence in technology transactions.

Avi has over a decade of experience with web application design and programming, cybersecurity, databases, website exploit discovery/penetration testing, automation, bot development, software development, and reverse engineering.

Certifications & Affiliations

  • Artificial Intelligence Governance Professional (AIGP)
  • Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT)
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US)
  • Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

Presentations and Publications

  • Co-author, “Watching the watchers: bias and vulnerability in remote proctoring software,” 31st USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX Security 22) (2022)
  • Co-author, “Social Networking Without Sacrificing Privacy,” 2018 International Conference on System Science and Engineering (2018)
  • Co-author, “Rapid Homoglyph Prediction and Detection,” 2018 1st International Conference on Data Intelligence and Security (2018)
10 April 2024 Events

Cybersecurity: Review of Current Issues

Steve Millendorf (Partner, San Diego) and Avi Ginsberg (Associate, Boston) will join the New England Corporate Counsel Association for a hybrid in-person/virtual seminar on current issues in cybersecurity.
08 February 2024 Events

California Lawyers Association 2024 Annual Privacy Summit

Foley & Lardner is proud to support the California Lawyers Association and its second annual Privacy Summit on February 8-9. Steve Millendorf (Partner, San Diego) and Avi Ginsberg (Associate, Boston) will be speaking during this two-day conference at the following sessions.
11 December 2023 Innovative Technology Insights

AI in Health Care: Powering Patient Outcomes

Welcome to AI in Health Care: Powering Patient Outcomes. In this eBook, our contributors examine this intersection through lenses including its impact on merger activity, antitrust enforcement, patent prosecution, and more.
02 November 2023 Viewpoints

Importance of Clear Disclosures & Avoiding Dark Patterns in Mobile Apps Underscored by US$18M Consumer Refund Mandate in Recent FTC Complaint

The FTC's recently announced settlement with “instant” cash advance app Bridgit will require the company to pay US$18 million in consumer...
11 October 2023 Innovative Technology Insights

Navigating the AI Frontier: Legal and Operational Insights Into Generative AI

Welcome to Navigating the AI Frontier: Legal and Operational Insights Into Generative AI. In this eBook, we take a deep dive into the world of generative AI, exploring its transformative power and the legal and operational risks it introduces.
6 October 2023 Events

New Kids on the Block: Navigating the Newest Consumer Group in Privacy (Teens)

As part of the 2023 IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk conference, Avi Ginsberg (Associate, Boston) will be joining a panel discussing the impact of teens on data privacy.