Brandon N. Robinson Presents at the Alabama Minority Business Development Agency Business Center Webinar

Brandon N. Robinson, partner in Balch’s Birmingham office and chair of the firm’s Data Privacy & Security Practice, recently presented at the Alabama Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center webinar on June 22, 2022. The topic, “Managing Compliance in an Evolving Security and Privacy Landscape: Overview of Laws and Regulations for Small Businesses,” provided a high level overview of current and upcoming security and privacy laws and trends. 

“Minority-owned small businesses play a crucial role in our nation’s economy, but do not always have access to the same resources and expertise as other competitors,” said Brandon. “The Alabama MBDA Business Center plays an important role in fostering the growth and competitiveness of such businesses. As the legal and regulatory landscape around cybersecurity and privacy continues to grow and evolve at a rapid and unprecedented scale, I was grateful to have the opportunity to share some thoughts with the Alabama MBDA Business Center and its members on how such businesses can approach managing compliance and risk regarding how they collect, use, and share information.”

The Alabama MBDA Business Center is part of a national network of business centers funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA). The center, operated by Walker’s Legacy, is strategically focused on filling equity gaps in their small business community, with an emphasis on taking minority business enterprises to the next level of success.

Brandon counsels clients in a variety of industries regarding cybersecurity and data privacy issues to assist them in proactively managing risks while maintaining innovative customer service. Brandon counsels companies on issues that include data breach management and response, compliance with federal, state, and sectoral privacy laws and regulations, review and drafting of contracts with vendors and other third parties involving customer data and nondisclosure agreements, and the creation and maintenance of company policies and procedures. He also serves as transactional counsel on projects involving technology and data, including drones, broadband infrastructure, data application and transfers, and other emerging technologies. As part of his energy practice, Brandon also represents electric utilities and others in the energy industry on a variety of regulatory and technological compliance issues, including cybersecurity issues related to critical infrastructure protection.

Brandon is the editor of and a frequent contributor to the firm’s Data Privacy & Security Observer Blog, which provides legal updates and thought leadership on data privacy and cybersecurity issues.