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Dominique Shelton Leipzig is a partner in Mayer Brown's Los Angeles office and a member of the Cybersecurity & Data Privacy practice. She serves as the lead for the Global Data Innovation as well as Ad Tech Privacy & Data Management practices. She is one of the country’s top privacy and data lawyers and her considerable experience helps clients navigate the evolving legal compliance issues related to privacy and data security for their digital data initiatives.

With more than 30 years of experience, Dominique provides strategic privacy and cyber-preparedness compliance advice, and defends, counsels and represents companies on privacy, global data security compliance, data breaches and investigations. Her experience includes defending companies under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission, attorneys general offices and other regulatory and government authorities. She advises companies on best practices in privacy, cybersecurity, data, mobile, cloud storage, Ad Tech privacy, Internet of Things and other areas of regulatory compliance.

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The Biden administration released its National Cybersecurity Strategy (“Strategy”) on March 2, 2023.1 The Strategy builds on previous policy actions by the Biden administration that sought to strengthen cybersecurity in critical infrastructure and protect personal data, including through regulatory action, government procurement requirements, and an emphasis on software security. The Strategy calls for (1)

On 13 December 2022, the European Commission published its draft adequacy decision for EU-U.S. data transfers. The draft decision follows the EU-U.S. announcement of an agreement on a new EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework (“DPF”) in March 2022 as well as the Executive Order on Enhancing Safeguards for United States Signals Intelligence Activities (“Executive Order”) signed

With the cybersecurity landscape evolving ever more rapidly, and the threats to businesses’ critical information and assets—as well as to their bottom lines—are only increasing. Breaches continue to grow in scale and sophistication, regulators are crowding the field with an expanding and shifting array of requirements and de facto standards, and litigation remains perilous. Now,

The California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) will go into effect on January 1, 2023, even though the draft regulations remain unsettled, leaving companies questioning their ability to comply. In this talk with Jennifer Barrera of CalChamber, we’ll discuss some of the outstanding issues that will have impacts in the state, across the country, and, indeed,

As cybersecurity and privacy risks mount, financial services companies face new concerns about compliance and enforcement as well as the risk of business interruption and costly litigation. In this Cybersecurity Awareness Month program, our lawyers will discuss the recent regulatory developments from the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) that are presenting real-world challenges

On October 7, 2022, President Biden signed an Executive Order on Enhancing Safeguards for United States Signals Intelligence Activities,1 which is intended to implement U.S. commitments under the Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework (DPF) announced in March 2022. With the new executive order, the Biden administration aims to strengthen the legal foundation for trans-Atlantic

On September 8, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held a virtual public forum on the agency’s release last month of an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) to regulate the protection of consumers’ privacy and data security, which we covered in a prior Legal Update. In addition to allowing the public the opportunity

Online businesses that sell to California residents should take note of a recent enforcement action by the state’s attorney general (AG) signaling that adequate notice of sale must be provided in a business’s privacy policy, California residents’ opt-out requests must be honored, and, from the AG’s perspective, the use of third-party cookies for targeted advertising

On August 11, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) voted 3-2 on partisan lines to file an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) that would regulate the protection of consumers’ privacy and data security in a rulemaking titled “Trade Regulation Rule on Commercial Surveillance and Data Security.”

The release of this ANPR—in the midst of

Recent developments in Africa reflect that global companies should be focusing attention on data protection developments in the region. Tech companies, consumer packaged goods manufacturers, and retailers have focused on Africa as a growth market for their products and services as user adoption in the United States and European Union has flattened.1 As a