Not surprisingly, many of our law firm’s clients have businesses that are directly or in some way or another involved with the Internet. The ubiquitous nature of the World Wide Web in our everyday lives—
from how we work, play, shop, and communicate has led to never before seen business opportunities and, with them, legal risks from personal data and privacy laws.
Class action lawyers, regulatory risk from agencies as the Federal Communications Commission and Federal Trade Commission, as well as state attorneys general are just a few of the nasty surprises that may await the unwary online business owner and their web-based sales or marketing teams.
I often meet with businesses owners and service providers who are shocked to learn how something as seemingly innocuous as an SMS texting campaign, or not including the company’s address in promotional e-mails to subscribers, could be setting them up for a class action lawsuit or, at a minimum, steep statutory penalties from Federal and state authorities.
Internet Data & Privacy Attorney
BHANDLAW’s Internet and Data Privacy practice advises new and established businesses, in house counsel, and compliance officers, on the latest legal developments in consumer data protection and privacy, including how best to structure (and maintain) their Internet and smart device-based marketing efforts for compliance with applicable Federal and state laws.
Our firm’s work has included assisting our clients with the planning, careful drafting, and presentation of not only their promotional SMS text messages and e-mails, but customer-facing online agreements, policies, forms, and disclosures.
We are also able to audit and offer recommendations on your business’ current privacy statements and user and customer policies, reviewing them for compliance and best practices with proposed and enacted Federal and state data privacy (e.g., California’s CCPA [and now] CPRA) and consumer protection (e.g., New York’s auto renewal) laws.
Internet Data & Privacy compliance
The list below represents a sample of the Internet and Data Privacy matters our Phoenix e-commerce law firm has advised clients, their corporate counsel, and compliance teams on, as well as the types of related messaging, agreements, and disclosures we have helped review, update, revise, or otherwise prepare from square one:
- EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance
- California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) compliance
- California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) planning
- California “Shine The Light” Law (Civil Code §1798.83)
- Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) compliance
- Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act (CAN-SPAM) compliance
- Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) compliance
- Counseling clients on their company-wide or department (e.g., marketing, communications, etc.) specific policies, manuals, and training regarding some or all of the above.
BHANDLAW, PLLC is a startup, technology, and e-commerce law practice advising founders and management teams on company startup, corporate and technology transactions, e-commerce, as well as Internet privacy concerns. The firm serves corporate and individual clients throughout Arizona, the United States, and internationally. Our offices are conveniently located along the Camelback corridor in Phoenix’s financial district. For more information about our Internet & Data Privacy practice, feel free to reach out using the contact form on the right or call us at (602) 222-5542 to schedule a meeting.