Privacy & Data Protection

WBK attorneys work with clients on the forefront of privacy and data protection law and regulation as they face an increasingly complicated landscape. 

To date, several states have enacted comprehensive privacy laws and regulations and the Congress continues to consider draft federal privacy laws.  Meanwhile, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is pursuing possible regulations on privacy, data protection, dark patterns, and more.  We participate in many conversations about the future of privacy law and provide a broad range of compliance advice and product and service counseling.   

Informed by our policy work, we also advise clients on current compliance matters while also helping them to mitigate future scrutiny on emerging data use issues as to which the law may remain unsettled. 

Our team includes alumni of the DOJ, FCC, the White House, and the Department of Commerce (including NTIA), who work closely with other WBK attorneys steeped in unique privacy rules applicable to companies throughout the communications and technology ecosystem.  This experience enables WBK to provide clients with guidance on the applicability of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 (including the Stored Communications Act and Wiretap Act) to the commercial environment and to assist clients in evaluating and responding to law enforcement requests for access to user data.  Additionally, WBK supports telecommunications companies in maintaining compliance with the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) and related FCC regulations.