East Bay: 510-999-5879
North Bay: 415-857-1733
Greater East Bay: 925-490-1733
Peninsula: 650-318-1733
South Bay: 408-833-4348

INFORMATION PRIVACY AND COMPLIANCE

Our Information Privacy practice is geared towards providing organizations with substantive information privacy solutions. Consumers and businesses care about the way businesses and other organizations collect, store, and utilize a consumer's personal information. It is with this understanding that our lawyers help our clients develop substantive data collection, storage, and utilization procejures to protect personal and sensitive information.

Our lawyers are also well versed in dealing with foreign information privacy and working with you to comply with foreign information privacy laws and rules.

Information Privacy Laws in the United States

Generally, information privacy laws cover the protection of information on private individuals from misuse or intentional or unintentional disclosure. Over 80 countries and independent territories have now adopted comprehensive laws covering information privacy and protection. However, the US is notable for not having adopted a comprehensive law on data protection but rather having adopted limited sectoral laws in some areas.

These laws are based on Fair Information Practices, first developed in the United States in the 1970s by the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW). The basic principles of data protection are: for all data collected there should be a stated purpose; information collected by an individual cannot be disclosed to other organizations or individuals unless authorized by law or by consent of the individual; records kept on an individual should be accurate and up to date; there should be mechanisms for individuals to review data about them, and to ensure accuracy. This may include periodic reporting; data should be deleted when it is no longer needed for the stated purpose; transmission of personal information to locations where "equivalent" personal data protection cannot be assured is prohibited; and some data is too sensitive to be collected, unless there are extreme circumstances (e.g., sexual orientation, religion).

Our lawyers advise clients regarding compliance with data privacy regulations and laws, as well as issues related to emerging technology, internet and online media, communications, workplace privacy, intellectual property, FTC and other regulatory compliance, and social media and behavioral advertising.

Attorney Profile

Daniel Vaswani

Daniel is a business, criminal, and social security benefits lawyer dedicated to assisting his client's achieve their goals, mitigating risks and consequences, and defending their rights. His diverse practice is a result of broad experiences as a lawyer and before obtaining his law degree.

Daniel.Vaswani@RedMetric.com

DUI & DWI Offenses

A good DUI defense lawyer will help you understand the DUI process and the means by which to defend a DUI. The effects of being arrested for DUI in California are harsh and broad, they affect the accused financially, professionally, emotionally, and socially. More often than not, being arrested for DUI is the first encounter and likely last encounter people have with law enforcement. The legal fees alone are the first part of an expensive and long process.

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MyCounsel

Our MyCounsel program offers small business, startups, and other organizations with flexible, but comprehensive legal services. Often, small businesses, startups, and other organizations do not have the ability to employ an attorney on retainer or the need to commit to a full-time in-house lawyer.

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RightSourcing

RightSourcing is the process by which we assist your company or firm manage its legal work. Outsourcing your work can be to domestic service providers or offshore vendors. When deciding what source to utilize to complete a project or take over a routine task by your company or firm, you must first do a cost benefit analysis and consider the potential pros and cons.

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