The landscape surrounding data privacy and security matters is a complex interplay of regulation, litigation, and internal and external communications strategies. Gibbs & Bruns lawyers have been engaged by a variety of clients to provide counseling, compliance advice, and defenses against claims and investigations arising from alleged violations of privacy and data security laws. Representative engagements include:
Major Personnel Staffing Company
Confidential engagement to advise major public company regarding data breach arising from theft of employee computer that contained customer information.
Major National Provider of Automotive Dealer Management Systems
Confidential engagement to advise client regarding FTC investigation of PI data breach arising from rogue employee at dealership. In addition to this investigation, we advised the client on Gramm-Leach-Bliley issues implicated in amendments and terms to privacy provisions contained in major existing and newly negotiated contracts.
Major Petroleum Exploration, Production, and Retailing Company
Confidential engagement to investigate and prepare defense for potential FACTA (Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act) class actions arising from point of sale equipment at gasoline pumps that allegedly did not adequately obscure credit card numbers and/or expiration dates on printed receipts. Issues concerned software updates, management of communications with retail outlets and independent franchisees, and interactions with regulators, management, and board of directors regarding the same.