protection and privacy issues have become increasingly important in the worldwide
In the United States, there are a growing number of U.S. federal
and state laws relating to privacy protection, including (i) Controlling
the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003
(CAN-SPAM Act), (ii) Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act
(COPPA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA),
(iii) and Gramm-Leach-Bliley (GLB) Act, and a multitude of state
The State of California, in particular, has enacted several significant
data protection and privacy laws in recent years.
The European Union Data Protection Directive
(Data Protection Directive) has resulted in Europe becoming one
of the most highly-regulated
jurisdictions in the world when it comes to data protection requirements.
European data protection regulations now overlay on most types
of corporate data, employment and human resource records, sales
and marketing documentation and governs many aspects of data processing,
including privacy disclosures, data access, cross-border data transfers,
and retention. Other countries have followed Europe’s lead.
Stephen LaCount has assisted companies with the formulation and
implementation of policies and best practices, including privacy and data protection
policies and adherence to local, national, and international data protection and privacy
laws. He also guides clients in the drafting and