Brooks Pierce Partner Discusses Data Privacy and Cybersecurity with Business North Carolina

Business North Carolina

Brooks Pierce partner Will Quick recently participated in Business North Carolina’s annual digital privacy and security roundtable discussion. The roundtable was sponsored by Brooks Pierce.

The discussion focused on how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted data security due to remote work, how business can improve their cybersecurity position and how the comprehensive privacy laws adopted by several states compare with those in North Carolina.

“Post-incident laws that require reporting after a data breach have been around in the United States for about 20 years. Those laws focus on what a company has to do to give notice after a breach but generally don’t provide any rights to control what data a company stores about a person. The first big law of that sort that effected U.S. businesses was the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) because of its broad scope. Not long after GDPR, the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) was passed. It was the first comprehensive U.S. privacy law to give individuals the right to decide how their data is collected, corrected or deleted, and sold or shared,” said Quick. “North Carolina is among about a dozen states that have or had similar legislation in the works. I look at this ever-evolving patchwork and help businesses be as compliant as possible. It can be a difficult task. But it often starts by asking where your business operates — not so much where you’re headquartered.”

Quick assists businesses on the design and implementation of privacy compliance programs. He also helps companies experiencing breach events with the response and notification process, often coordinating efforts across multiple states. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and a Board Certified Specialist in Privacy and Information Security Law by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.

To access the full roundtable online, click here. A copy is also available in the November edition of Business North Carolina magazine.



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