Shea M. Leitch

Associate

Seattle
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Overview

Shea Leitch brings wide-ranging experience and proven skills to her privacy and data protection practice. She serves as a reliable counsel for clients in an array of industries, who seek her insight on everything from the development of enterprise-wide privacy and security compliance programs, to targeted guidance on discrete privacy and security issues. With CIPP/US and CIPP/E certifications from the International Association of Privacy Professionals, Shea provides knowledge of privacy and cybersecurity issues whether the client faces a compliance challenge, a security incident, litigation, or a regulatory enforcement matter.

Select Experience

  • Conducted data protection impact assessment on artificial intelligence tool for international recruiting company.
  • Conducted interviews and workshops to create records of processing in compliance with Article 30 of the GDPR for  international hospitality company and international recruiting company.
  • Conducted consumer and attorney general security incident notice analysis for internet retailer and leading tech company.
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Experience

  • Conducted data protection impact assessment on artificial intelligence tool for international recruiting company.
  • Conducted interviews and workshops to create records of processing in compliance with Article 30 of the GDPR for  international hospitality company and international recruiting company.
  • Conducted consumer and attorney general security incident notice analysis for internet retailer and leading tech company.
  • Advised on privacy program governance structure, privacy notice requirements and issues of GDPR territorial scope.
  • Drafted privacy policies for non-profit organizations, hospitality company and app companies.
  • Designed incident response plan for financial institution.
  • Counseled multinational clients on effectuating permissible international data transfers and implementing appropriate safeguards.
  • Evaluated agreements with third parties for potential GDPR compliance issues.
  • Drafted data subject rights policies and procedures for various multinational clients.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
    • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US)
    • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E)

Publications

Alerts

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Ohio
  • [Not admitted in Washington]

Education

  • J.D., The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, 2013; Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, Managing Board
  • B.A., The Ohio State University, 2009, cum laude

Blog

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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
Washington Privacy Act Dies in the House While California Continues to Consider Refinements to the CCPA
By Shea M. Leitch, Niloufar Massachi
May 6, 2019
After passing the Senate nearly unanimously, the Washington Privacy Act (SB 5376) has stalled in the House of Representatives. The bill failed to achieve passage out of committee by the April 17 deadline for consideration of bills...
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Data Privacy Monitor
Washington Privacy Act Clears Senate
By Shea M. Leitch
March 19, 2019
On March 6, SB 5376, the Washington Privacy Act, passed the Washington Senate in an overwhelming 46-1 vote (with two members excused). Prior to its passage, the Senate adopted important revisions and clarifications that would provide...
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Data Privacy Monitor
Insurance Data Security Model Law Picks Up Steam
By Andreas T. Kaltsounis, Shea M. Leitch
February 6, 2019
Three states recently enacted variations of the National Association of Insurance Commissioner’s (NAIC) Insurance Data Security Model Law (MDL-668), based on the landmark cybersecurity requirements issued by the New York Department of...
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Data Privacy Monitor
Washington State Proposes Sweeping Privacy Legislation
By Andreas T. Kaltsounis, Shea M. Leitch
February 4, 2019
On Jan. 17, 2019, a new privacy law was proposed in the Washington state Senate. If passed, the Washington Privacy Act would impose far-reaching responsibilities on companies to protect the privacy of “personal data.” Lifting many...
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