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Hunton Andrews Kurth Partners with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on ‘Seeking Solutions: Aligning Data Breach Notification Rules Across Borders’

April 3, 2019

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 3, 2019--Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, in coordination with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, recently issued a report setting forth best practices for an effective data breach notification framework. Lead Hunton authors are Lisa J. Sotto, chair of the global privacy and cybersecurity practice, and partners Brittany M. Bacon and Aaron P. Simpson.

The report, which can be found here, proposes a framework for effective data breach notification legislation across the globe, designed to be replicated at scale and implemented in a culturally sensitive manner. It also provides an overview of current regimes and how they vary by geography and industry sector.

“Given the ubiquity of data and the fact that a single incident can impact personal information about individuals from around the world, there is a need for international alignment on guiding principles and a harmonized approach for effective breach notification,” Sotto said. “Consistent reporting requirements would promote predictability and consistency for those affected by a breach.”

The Chamber introduced the report at a roundtable discussion with member companies on February 13. The event was hosted by the Chamber’s Sean Heather, Senior Vice President of International Regulatory Affairs, with Sotto highlighting key aspects.

Hunton Andrews Kurth’s privacy and cybersecurity practice has been ranked as a leader in its field. The firm has been ranked by  Computerworld  magazine as the top law firm globally for privacy and data security in all its surveys. Chambers and Partners also ranked Hunton Andrews Kurth for privacy and data security practice in its  Chambers GlobalChambers EuropeChambers USA  and  Chambers UK  guides.

About Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Hunton Andrews Kurth is a global law firm of more than 1,000 lawyers handling transactional, litigation and regulatory matters for clients in myriad industries including energy, financial services, real estate, retail and consumer products and technology. Areas of practice focus include capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, P3, labor and employment, public finance and infrastructure, and privacy and cybersecurity. With offices across the United States and in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we are aligned with our clients’ businesses and committed to delivering exceptional service. For more information, visit HuntonAK.com.

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