The Eimer Stahl Global Data Privacy and Protection practice group combines the expertise of lawyers and technologists to represent clients facing lawsuits related to alleged data breaches and data and privacy protection laws. Advancements in technology have made it easier for companies to do business and to reach customers anywhere in the world, but countries around the globe have varying and sometimes incompatible data laws or regulations that can create significant compliance challenges and that require careful and creative strategic planning to navigate effectively. Our team helps clients understand and navigate the ever-increasing complexities of those multinational data privacy regimes. For example, we recently have counseled a major insurance company regarding data breach litigation prevention and a multinational electronics company regarding compliance with global data privacy and protection regulations. We also regularly defend companies against alleged violations of state data privacy laws, including BIPA and the CCPA.
Eimer Stahl’s Global Data Privacy and Protection Practice group is well-positioned to advise companies on data privacy issues, to prevent or defend data privacy litigation, and to serve as a Data Protection Officer. Working closely alongside our in-house eDiscovery solutions service EimerStahl Discovery Solutions llc (ESDS), led by Director Jen Polzer, we are able to help create critical workflows and best practices for effectively managing data for business and litigation purposes while complying with global data privacy laws and safeguards for our clients.
Massel v. Coinbase, Inc. (N.D. Cal.) – Successfully moved to compel individual arbitration of BIPA claims filed as putative class action against cryptocurrency exchange.
Rojas v. Clearview AI, Inc. (Cal. Super. Ct.; Cal. Ct. App.) – Defending leading facial recognition technology company in action alleging violations of individual privacy rights under California law.
Murphy v. FriendFinder Networks, Inc. (Ill. Cir. Ct.) – Obtained successful dismissal of putative BIPA class action against adult dating site; Plaintiff was forced to pay Defendant’s costs.
Mosby, et al. v. Ingalls Memorial Hospital, et al. (Ill. Supreme Court) – Filed amicus brief on behalf of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce regarding the interpretation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act; the Illinois Supreme Court adopted the interpretation urged in the Chamber’s brief.
Consumer Application Arbitration (JAMS) – Defending consumer application company in arbitration alleging violations of California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).
- Dan Birk quoted in The Recorder article, "Google's 'Art Selfie' Move Highlights Escalating Legal Battle Over Biometrics"January 24, 2018
- Sue Razzano quoted in TechTarget article, "LinkedIn Case Raises Employee Privacy Concerns"October 31, 2017
- Dan Birk quoted in Bloomberg Law: Privacy & Data Security article, "Biometric Workplace Privacy Suits Erupt in Illinois State Court"October 25, 2017
- EimerStahl Insights, February 2022
- EimerStahl Insights, February 2021