Brandon N. Robinson, partner in Balch’s Birmingham office and chair of the firm’s Data Privacy & Security Practice, shares his on knowledge of emerging data privacy trends and cybersecurity issues with Legaltech News in “Five Ways Companies Can Curb Risk When Transferring Data.” released on July 29, 2019. In the article, Brandon notes five universal ways companies can reduce their risk of breaches while transferring data. He notes the best way for companies to protect their assets and customers is knowing how to appropriately transfer data outside of the organization.
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 and a frequent contributor to the firm’s Data Privacy & Security Observer blog, which provides legal updates and thought leadership in data privacy and cyber security.