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Brandon N. Robinson, partner in the firm’s Birmingham office and member of the firm’s Privacy & Data Security Practice, forecasted key developments in cybersecurity and data privacy in a Birmingham Business Journal article on January 8, 2018. As the penetration of Internet-connected devices (“Internet of Things”) increases, Brandon discussed a continued focus on data breach prevention as well as attention to refining privacy policies and practices. Brandon also highlighted the impact of the upcoming GDPR compliance deadline on businesses operating in Europe, as well as HIPAA regulators focusing on larger and more complex violations. He shared insights on the recent Federal Communications Commission (FCC) repeal of net neutrality, which restores jurisdiction to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over online consumer protection.
Brandon counsels clients in multiple industries regarding cybersecurity and data privacy matters, and assists them in the proactive management of risks while ensuring compliance with emerging state, federal, and sectoral privacy laws and regulations. He is the editor and a frequent contributor to the firm’s Data Privacy & Security Observer blog, which provides legal updates and thought leadership in data privacy and cybersecurity.