No company is immune from data breaches. Regardless of size, the company has obligations to notify consumers who may have been affected by a breach of their personally identifiable information (“PII”). If you suspect your company has experienced a breach, call our data breach attorneys to discuss options. Many companies are surprised to learn the breadth of PII they maintain, whether credit card information, protected health information, social security numbers, bank accounts, or usernames and passwords.
Effective July 1, 2014, The Florida Information Protection Act of 2014 requires notification to affected Florida consumers within 30 days of discovering a breach of PII. The sooner you retain an attorney, the sooner you will be invoking the attorney-client privilege, an advantage that you may wish to have long-term.
All 50 states have data breach laws, in addition to the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. These laws vary between jurisdictions, and they change frequently. Our knowledgeable attorneys are here to help you through a breach and assist you on the other side. Together we can assess risks and recommend solutions.
Contact Whitehouse & Cooper for a no-cost consultation and to discuss the process. We are available to meet with you in Orlando and Tampa, or we can meet with you virtually.
Once the breach is contained, we can work with you to review your policies and compliance information in order to mitigate risk going forward. Regulations such as Payment Card Industry (PCI) are constantly changing, and being compliant at one point in time does not guarantee compliance in the future.
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