Jerel Pacis Agatep

Associate

San Francisco
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Overview

Jerel Pacis Agatep's practice is defined by his in-depth knowledge of data privacy and security protection, as well as his ability to navigate clients through the often complex compliance requirements of related laws, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA/CPRA), the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and more. A background in employment law has enabled Jerel to establish his own niche in workplace privacy, including litigating common law invasion of privacy torts and advising clients regarding COVID-19 remote work and return-to-work privacy pitfalls (i.e., video/audio monitoring, GPS/smartphone monitoring, keystroke software and biometric temperature scan). He also has experience conducting product reviews and best practices for compliance and consumer protection, with related risk assessments that include a high-level review of a COVID-19 contact tracing app, and a software device that interprets speeches with the capability of simultaneous translation.

Jerel is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and Certified Information Program Manager (CIPM), designations granted by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

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  • Assisted businesses in overall compliance with data privacy and security protection laws, such as the GDPR, CCPA/CPRA, CalOPPA, HIPAA, FCRA, COPPA, and others. Also, conducted data mapping, documentation, vendor management, data security and training management.
  • Performed product reviews and best practices for compliance and consumer protection, as well as related risk assessments, including a recent high-level review of a COVID-19 contact tracing app and a software device that interprets speeches with the capability of simultaneous translation.
  • Responded to numerous data security incidents and breaches involving ransomware, financial breach, HIPAA breach and more. Provided assessment of the data security problem and facilitation of all legal and commercial agreements and services to contain, analyze, investigate and remediate the incident. Also, provided breach notification letters to affected individuals and corresponding agencies.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • "Super Lawyers" -- Northern California Rising Stars (2021)
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley: Equal Justice Scholarship Awardee
  • Filipino Bar Association of Northern California: Inaugural NAPABA Scholarship Awardee
  • UC Hastings Pro Bono Society: Inductee (45 hours)

Memberships

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
    • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP)
    • Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM)
  • OneTrust Certified Privacy Management Professional
  • Filipino Bar Association of Northern California (FBANC): Co-Social Director/Communications Committee
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley
  • Asian American Bar Association

Pro Bono

  • San Francisco Pathways to Citizenship Initiative: Volunteer Attorney
  • Pilipino Bayanihan Resource Center: Volunteer Attorney

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • California

Education

  • J.D., University of California, Hastings College of Law, 2016
  • B.A., University of California, Irvine, 2010

Languages

  • Filipino
  • Ilocano

Blog

In The Blogs

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Data Counsel
Welcome to the Digital Transformation and Data Economy Newsletter – March 2021 Issue
By Jerel Pacis Agatep, Jeewon K. Serrato
March 26, 2021
Across the economy, businesses are using digital technology to pivot into innovative service lines, accelerate growth and transform their businesses altogether. These businesses’ digital strategies and data assets play important roles in...
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