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Ray Quinney & Nebeker is pleased to announce the formation of its Cybersecurity and Privacy Practice Group.  The group is led by John A. Adams, the firm’s immediate past Managing Director, and Elaina M. Maragakis, a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, both of whom are also members of the firm’s Litigation Section.  Beth J. Ranschau, another member of the Litigation Section, also practices in this group.  Data breaches and network intrusions involving businesses of every size and description as well as various agencies of government have become commonplace over the past few years and the outlook is that such breaches will continue to rise dramatically.  The financial, regulatory and reputational repercussions of serious data breaches can be devastating to businesses.

RQ&N’s cybersecurity lawyers help businesses assess and manage cybersecurity risk.  Senior management must understand the risks their companies face related to cybersecurity and the best practices that government regulators, business partners and customers expect of them.  It is essential that each business have an information security policy that is suited to its size, operations and resources.  Procedures are established to implement the company’s policies and regular employee training and annual reviews take place to help the company upgrade its efforts to keep pace with what regulators view as reasonable security practices.  The preparation of a data breach response plan is critical to that policy.  We also assist with privacy disclosures and third-party vendor security practices and requirements.