Over the past 50+ years, technology has revolutionized our world. It has generated amazing tools and resources, putting huge amounts of information at our fingertips, and created a new paradigm where every organization collects, stores, uses, and discloses personal data. Technology has also led to regulatory gaps in many areas, and regulators today and around the world are rushing to keep pace with the unbridled advances of technology. Data privacy is but one area where stricter requirements for protecting personal data are expanding at an exponential rate around the world, as companies rely more heavily on data to provide, maintain and improve their services.

Having its roots in the heart of Silicon Valley since 1968, Hopkins & Carley understands the economic, market, cultural, and regulatory climate in which companies operate. Hopkins & Carley’s Technology and Privacy Practice provides the highest quality legal services at extremely competitive rates. Our attorneys understand their clients’ businesses and the technology behind it so as to provide the most practical and effective advice. Comprised of former “big law” attorneys, we streamline staffing with senior attorneys and partners billing at lower hourly rates than many young associates at national and global law firms based in Silicon Valley and other major cities.

This blog is for those businesses striving to effectively comply with these evolving technology laws, regulations and standards worldwide. We hope to provide an interesting discourse regarding these important issues and to shine a spotlight on data privacy and security.