Incident Response and Preparation

Overview

Because we have unmatched experience helping companies respond to more than 3,500 potential incidents, we are able to provide efficient, tailored, and clear guidance to companies facing an emerging crisis. We know that an effective incident response involves more than just knowing what the law requires — getting the customer relationship issues right is equally important. During the initial stage of a potential incident we help companies balance their desire to be transparent and reassure their customers and key stakeholders against compliance and risk mitigation concerns by developing and continuously fine-tuning strategic plans to identify, contain, assess, communicate about, and remediate the issue.

Time is of critical importance in responding, so we operate a 24/7 incident response hotline that sends our team into action immediately:

Download The 2019 BakerHostetler Data Security Incident Response Report, which provides insights and statistics drawn from over 750 incidents we helped clients respond to in 2018.

Recognition

  • Recognized as one of the top law firms for client service, BakerHostetler was named to the 2019 BTI Client Service 30 for the fifth consecutive year.

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Data Privacy Monitor
Texas Moves Forward With Updates to Breach Notification Law and Institutes Privacy Council to Study Data Privacy Legislation
By Caroline B. Brackeen, William R. Daugherty
June 10, 2019
Texas is one of the many states that looked to be following in the footsteps of California’s enactment of a broad consumer privacy law (the California Consumer Privacy Act), which has far-ranging implications for businesses and consumers...
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Data Privacy Monitor
Attempt to Expand CCPA Private Right of Action Fails, While Bills Exempting Employee Data and Otherwise Refining CCPA Advance
By Taylor A. Bloom, Alan L. Friel, Niloufar Massachi
June 5, 2019
Over the past several weeks, the California State Assembly has voted in favor of advancing to the California Senate bills that would narrow the reach of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Senate bills did not fare as well and have...
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Data Privacy Monitor
Nevada Adds "Do Not Sell" Requirement to Privacy Law
By Alan L. Friel, Shea M. Leitch
June 5, 2019
Last week, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed new privacy legislation into law in Nevada. Senate Bill 220 (SB-220) updates Nevada Revised State 603A to provide consumers a new right to opt out of the sale of their data. Effective Oct. 1...
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Data Privacy Monitor
Ad and Publishing Industries Confront CCPA Challenges While Congress Considers Privacy
By Alan L. Friel
May 29, 2019
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), effective Jan. 1, 2020, will require more privacy transparency and choice for consumers than they have ever had under U.S. law, but its approach to providing consumers with the right to opt out...
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Data Privacy Monitor
Deeper Dive: GLBA-Regulated Financial Institutions Reduce Your Cybersecurity Risk With Rigorous Oversight of Third-Party Service Providers
May 8, 2019
Financial institutions that are subject to the Gramm-Leach Bliley Act (GLBA) can find practical tips that address their unique data security challenges in the 2019 Data Security Incident Report (DSIR). It appears that money remains a...
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