Moving privacy, information security, data protection & data breach recovery forward.

Sony. JP Morgan. Equifax.

From entertainment conglomerates to financial giants, seemingly no company is immune from data breaches. Not even the company that knows everywhere we’ve lived and every time we’ve borrowed money. A company so secure that we have trouble accessing our accounts if we can’t remember which phone number wasn’t ours 10 years ago.

That’s why businesses today need attorneys who are at ease in this new world. Lawyers who can draft policies that comply with the law and who can help if there’s a data breach and personally identifiable information is at risk.

At Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, our staff includes a privacy professional who has dedicated time to developing the skills modern businesses need.

Jax Pavlicek has passed the stringent International Association of Privacy Professionals exam and achieved CIPP/US designation. In earning the credential, she developed in-depth knowledge of state and federal privacy laws, including:

  • The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
  • The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA)
  • The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) medical privacy laws
  • Federal Trade Commission (FTC) laws governing telemarketing, online and email marketing
  • Payment Card Industry (PCI) requirements aimed at reducing theft and fraud.

She’s supported by experienced employment lawyers well-versed in privacy laws and regulations on that front. Should it come to it, every lawyer at Burnette Shutt & McDaniel is a skilled litigator prepared to take your case to court.

The emphasis, though, is on prevention. We can help companies large and small create policies that comply with the law while still meeting the business’s needs. We can offer advice on handling personally identifiable information.

We also can help conduct a thorough privacy and cybersecurity audit that will pinpoint problems areas. Next, we’ll recommend ways to bridge the gap between common practices and best practices.

We also can examine your hiring practices. Areas such as employee testing, screening and workplace monitoring are sensitive, as is the ever-evolving reel of social media. We’ll help develop sound policies that help you hire the best candidate while also protecting you from litigation.

Finally, we can be on standby to help in the event of a data breach. Our first goal is recovery. After that, we can recommend policy and procedure changes to help decrease the likelihood of a repeat.