Jun 16, 2021
The precipitous uptick in privacy and biometric privacy regulation and liability exposure generated by recently introduced consumer privacy bills in dozens of states has led to a rising demand for privacy and data protection legal services across the country. Virginia enacted the nation's second state-level consumer privacy law in mid-March, and the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), originally enacted in 2008, has developed into the nation's hottest class-action litigation trend.
The legal industry has taken note, with firms from coast to coast now seizing the opportunity to create and develop focused, dedicated privacy and data protection compliance and class action defense teams. Enter the CBA's Cybersecurity & Data Privacy practice group, created to provide a critical space to advance the careers of Cincinnati attorneys who practice or wish to practice in this burgeoning area of law.
The CBA's Cyber Practice group is designed to enhance and further the knowledge and skill-set of area legal professionals by providing attorneys and in-house counsel with programs, resources, and information that is directly applicable to practicing in privacy and data protection. Membership in the Cyber practice Group also affords members of the CBA with a range of opportunities to network with other attorneys, potential clients, industry professionals, and members of the judiciary.
Vice-chair Elise Elam and I strongly encourage all CBA attorneys who are currently practicing in this space or who are interested in expanding into this area of law to join and take an active role in the Cyber practice group.
David J. Oberly is an attorney in the Cincinnati office of Blank Rome LLP and is a member of the firm's Biometric Privacy, Privacy Class Action Defense, and Cybersecurity & Data Privacy groups.