WilmerHale has a comprehensive privacy, data protection and data security practice that includes lawyers with a broad mix of counseling, regulatory, litigation and transactional expertise. We help clients across the globe develop and implement company-wide privacy and security compliance strategies; conduct security breach and other sensitive investigations and manage security incident response teams; address cutting edge law enforcement issues; litigate a host of issues of first impression; and navigate various regulatory regimes in the US and abroad.

Our healthcare data experience encompasses the HIPAA privacy, security, transaction and breach notification rules; requirements for de-identification and research; the additional requirements of the HITECH Act; FTC medical data breach notification requirements; State security breach laws; and the interplay among HIPAA, Gramm-Leach-Bliley and State security breach response requirements. In our health data regulatory work for covered entities, business associates, information technology companies, online content providers, device manufacturers, biotech and pharmaceutical developers, healthcare providers and health plans, we participate in rulemaking processes, provide regulatory compliance advice, develop compliance and training programs, assist in internal audits, facilitate product and technology sales and licensing, and support major corporate transactions. Working with our technology transaction and licensing group, we provide expertise for data analytics, clinical research, and technology transactions, including research covered by HIPAA and human research protection regulations.

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September 29, 2016

Brexit and Data Protection: The Impact on GDPR Compliance

As we wait for the UK to decide what arrangement it will seek with the European Union when it leaves, it may be useful to focus on what Brexit may mean for data protection. This WilmerHale Client Alert was republished in the Journal of the Japanese Institute of International Business Law (Vol. 44, No. 10).