Brandon Robinson, partner in Balch’s Birmingham office and chair of the firm’s Data Privacy & Security Practice, will co-present at the Alabama State Bar Annual Meeting on July 19, 2019. The topic, “Exploring the Impact of the 2018 Data Breach Notification Act,” will include what actions are required prior to a data breach, what is considered to be sensitive data, and what actions are required after a data breach. This presentation is sponsored by the Business Law Section.
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. Brandon also serves as editor of the firm’s Data Privacy & Security Observer Blog, which provides legal updates on emerging data privacy and cybersecurity issues. 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.