Kamran Salour

Associate

Costa Mesa
T +1.714.966.8897
F +1.714.754.6611

Overview

Kamran Salour’s practice centers on privacy and data protection matters. Utilizing his knowledge of U.S. and international privacy laws, including the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the forthcoming California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), Kamran strives to educate clients about a full-range of privacy issues and counsels them on complying with emerging and ever-changing privacy laws. As an experienced litigator, Kamran also defends clients in class action lawsuits stemming from alleged violations of various consumer privacy statutes.

Kamran’s experience extends to cybersecurity issues as well. He assists clients with creating a data breach response plan to fit their business model and in the event of a data breach, works closely with clients from breach response to incident resolution.

Kamran strives to establish a connection with each client to understand their objectives. Although he tackles each matter with a creative, yet pragmatic approach acquired through years of high-stakes litigation, Kamran customizes his strategy to effectively account for his clients' objectives in a particular instance.

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  • Advises clients on how to prepare for compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act, including advising them on their responsibilities and developing processes and policies for responding to data subject requests.
  • Obtained injunctive relief on behalf of the Gulf Cooperation Council preventing the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) from issuing the PERSIANGULF generic top-level domain name.
  • Achieved complete defense of $10 million breach of contract claim against video game developer after two-week trial.
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Experience

  • Advises clients on how to prepare for compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act, including advising them on their responsibilities and developing processes and policies for responding to data subject requests.
  • Obtained injunctive relief on behalf of the Gulf Cooperation Council preventing the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) from issuing the PERSIANGULF generic top-level domain name.
  • Achieved complete defense of $10 million breach of contract claim against video game developer after two-week trial.
  • Defended a prominent physician against $20 million fraud and perjury claims that threatened to bankrupt him. On second day of trial, resolved matter for less than half of plaintiff’s prior settlement demand.
  • On the eve of trial, secured walk-away for an Orange County commercial broker and his company against competitor’s defamation and unfair competition claims.
  • Turned demand letter from organization threatening to rescind client’s contract into that organization paying client a five-figure sum without having to file suit

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Certified Information Privacy Professional – United States (CIPP/US)
  • Southern California Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2014 to 2018)

Memberships

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Privacy and Cybersecurity Section
  • AIMed: AI Ambassador
  • Orange County Bar Association, Entertainment, Sports & Marketing Section

Community

  • Children's Hospital of Orange County: AIMed AI Ambassador

Pro Bono

  • Defends low-income tenants against unlawful eviction attempts through Inner City Law Center, helping families remain in affordable housing and avoid becoming homeless.

Admissions

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

Education

  • J.D., Emory University School of Law, 2006, with honors; ABA/BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property; National Moot Court Team
  • B.S., University of California, Los Angeles, 2001

Blog

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Data Privacy Monitor
A Balancing Act: A Brief Overview of California Privacy Laws
By Kamran Salour
October 23, 2019
The California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) takes effect on January 1, 2020. The CCPA aims to provide consumers with an unprecedented array of rights concerning the control of their personal information and, correspondingly, imposes an...
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Data Privacy Monitor
California Bill SB-208 Tackles Pervasive Robocalls
By Kamran Salour
September 27, 2019
On Sept. 11, 2019, the California State Senate approved the Consumer Call Protection Act of 2019, SB-208. The measure seeks to protect consumers from fraudulent robocalls and enact into law provisions that, despite strong support from...
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Data Privacy Monitor
If Signed by Governor, California Bill AB-602 Will Provide Private Right of Action for Victims of Sexually Explicit ‘Deepfakes'
By Kamran Salour
September 26, 2019
AB-602, passed by the California State Senate on September 12, 2019, will, if approved by the governor, create a private right of action against persons who create or disclose another’s sexually explicit content through use of “deepfake”...
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Data Privacy Monitor
AB-1790 Seeks to Add Transparency to the Marketplace/Marketplace Seller Relationship
By Kamran Salour
September 25, 2019
Seeking to increase transparency and, consequently, fairness in the marketplace/marketplace seller commercial relationship, the California State Senate approved AB-1790 Marketplaces: marketplace seller on Sept. 12, 2019. AB-1790 aims to...
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Data Privacy Monitor
AB-1130 Expands the Definition of Personal Information for Data Breaches
By Kamran Salour
September 24, 2019
In what appears to be yearly tradition, the California State Senate has again amended its Data Breach Notification Law. [Civ. Code § 1798.29.] On Sept. 11, 2019, the California State Senate voted in favor of AB-1130 Personal information...
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