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Sheppard Mullin is pleased to announce the creation of its new Privacy Law Resource Center to help companies navigate the increasing complexity of privacy and data security laws. We know that companies are struggling to keep track of and address the myriad global obligations that may affect them. These tools are aimed to help.

The requirements facing companies go well beyond general privacy laws like those being passed by US states, or which exist around the globe (GDPR, for example). There are privacy and security laws at an entity level (health care, financial services), activity level (texting, online behavioral advertising), and those that protect types of individuals (children, employees). We hope that the resources in the new center help organize these vast and complex requirements.

The center features a variety of tools, including checklists addressing topics from data breaches to data protection agreements. It also houses an interactive US state comprehensive privacy law tracking tool. The tool organizes obligations under these laws, from their scope and exemptions to rights and choices.

Putting It Into Practice: These resources are not intended to serve as legal advice, but instead as planning and preparation materials to help companies as they navigate through the ever-changing landscape of privacy and data security laws.