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.

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U.S. News – Best Lawyers Ranks Preti Flaherty Among 2023 Best Law Firms

Preti Flaherty has been named among the 2023 Best Law Firms by the U.S. News – Best Lawyers rankings. To be eligible for ranking, a law firm must have at least one attorney named...

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Preti Flaherty Continues Year of Remarkable Growth with Addition of Five New Attorneys

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce the arrival of five new Associates to the firm: Scott A. DeLong, Christopher S. Knight, Kijana Plenderleith, Harper A. Weissburg, and Joshua D. Williams. In our Portland, Maine, office...

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Preti Flaherty Supports Nationally Recognized Investigative Reporting

Preti Flaherty has been recognized for supporting an award-winning investigative Journalism in Maine.  The non-profit  Maine Monitor  published a nationally recognized series titled “Eavesdropping in Maine Jails” revealing widespread recording of  phone calls between jail...

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November 2022 Election Update

Maine State House Most of us who are obsessed with electoral politics expected a tight Gubernatorial race and, if not changes in control of the House or Senate, much closer margins between the majority...

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Another Reminder to Update Policies and Procedures to Reflect Latest COVID-19 Guidance

We  last updated you in early August  regarding the latest COVID-19 quarantine and isolation guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”).  Cold and flu season is now upon us, and experts are...

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Portland Referenda and Legislative Leadership Update

In addition to all the state and national legislative races that were (mostly) decided by Wednesday morning, there were also 13 referendum questions on the Portland municipal ballot and one in Bar Harbor of...

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Courts Could Throw State Marijuana Markets into Disarray

Over the past two decades, 37 states have legalized the production and/or sale of marijuana in some form. However, due to a lack of federal action, interstate commerce is still considered illegal and barred...

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Court Rules Portland Rents Are Public Information, Not Trade Secrets

Rental information is public information and not protected from public record requests under the Maine Trade Secrets Act, according to a recent ruling by Justice Thomas R. McKeon of the Maine Business and Consumer Court. The...

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New EEOC Poster Requirement and Guidance on Notice-Posting in Hybrid Workplaces

The U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently updated the “EEO is the Law” poster and replaced it with a new one: “ Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal .” The new poster was...

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Attorney Shana Solomon Recognized by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly "Top Women of Law" 2022

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that attorney Shana Solomon has been recognized by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as part of the publication’s “Top Women of Law” list for 2022. Shana is a trial lawyer...