As the world increasingly relies on digital data, entities of all types are increasingly at risk. Preti Flaherty’s attorneys bring vast experience to complex legal and business issues inherent in data security and privacy and help clients across a range of industries protect themselves from exposure, evaluate risk, and deal with civil and regulatory fallout if a cyber-liability or data breach event takes place. Organizations large and small, public and private, rely on our team to help them see their way through data security and privacy problems. We provide experienced counsel in many areas, including:

  • Program and policy implementation for compliance with state and federal law
  • Security risk assessment and counseling
  • Customer, employee and client privacy operations
  • Evaluating insurance for risks
  • Minimizing loss
  • Legislative monitoring and advising
  • Cyber incident response
  • Structuring and negotiating breach notifications

Clear guidance on complex matters

Everyday tasks for many businesses and nonprofits involve the handling of digital data. Record retention, confidential information, e-discovery, customer identification and authentication—all these functions can expose institutions to litigation, additional regulatory compliance and disruption of business operations if risk management policies aren’t in place. Preti Flaherty’s attorneys help clients protect themselves from the exposure inherent in these areas by anticipating the types of security risks they run and designing and implementing programs and policies that minimize risk, loss, and legal fallout. With our resources and experience, we guide you through even the most complex data security and privacy issues.

Firm Highlights

Press Coverage

Maine Newspapers Challenge Rule Concealing Electronic Court Records

A Maine court committee in December established a 90-day blackout period rule on public access to newly filed electronic court records, a move which has been challenged by Maine's newspapers as a violation of the First Amendment. Paper...

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Benchmark Litigation Names Preti Flaherty 2021 “Maine Firm of the Year”

Benchmark Litigation has named Preti Flaherty as 2021 Litigation Firm of the Year in the State of Maine. The Benchmark Awards honor distinguished litigators and law firms in all 50 states and 10 practice...

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Maine Workers' Comp Alert: Appellate Division Affirms Decision Involving Gradual Injury That First Manifested at Home, Not at Work

In Thomas v. United Ambulance , United Ambulance appealed a Decision (Goodnough, ALJ) granting Thomas’s Petition for Award and granting in part his Petition for Payment. United Ambulance argued that the ALJ erred in...

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Never Say Goodbye: Employee Performance Reviews, Terminations, and Alternatives

Laura Rideout and Dottie Chalmers Cutter, VP of Operations at Chalmers Insurance Group will present on employee performance reviews, terminations, and alternatives as a part of the Institute for Family Owned Business Legal Lunch...

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Maine Workers' Comp Alert: Maine Supreme Court Issues Decision Regarding Statute of Limitations in Coordination of Benefits

Maine Supreme Court Issues Decision in Charest v. Hydraulic Hose Dealing with Unique Statute of Limitations Issue in the Context of the Coordination of Benefits On March 30, 2021, the Law Court issued a...

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From Concord: A Legislative Update for HR Professionals

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, all legislative activities in the state of New Hampshire, with a couple of exceptions, will be handled remotely. Several employment-related bills will be considered and voted on during this...

Press Coverage

Sabattus Family's Bat Woes Prompt Bill To Force Real Estate Pest Disclosure

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Maine Justice Foundation Makes Inaugural Grants to Six Maine Groups Working for Racial Justice and Equity

The Maine Justice Foundation has made inaugural grants from its Racial Justice Fund to six Maine groups. The goal of the Fund is to support Black, Indigenous, and People of Color statewide to forge...

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From Augusta: A Legislative Update for HR Professionals

On March 13, 2020, Maine Senate President Troy Jackson and Speaker of the House Sara Gideon issued a joint statement to the 129th Maine Legislature signifying their intention to suspend the remainder of the...

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Changing Control in the Time of COVID: Navigating ‘Change of Ownership’ Prior to PPP Loan Satisfaction.

The Hypothetical Everyone loves a hypothetical, right? So let’s begin with one about Billy Builder: Billy Builder holds 55% of the equity in a construction business he founded way back when the fax machine...