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Court Asks for Public Comment on Privacy Law Specialization

The Ohio Supreme Court will accept public comment on a proposed amendment to the Rules for the Government of the Bar of Ohio to designate privacy law as a specialty.

Privacy law would be defined as: “The field of law that governs how governments, organizations, and individuals collect, use, transfer, protect, and otherwise process personal information.”

A privacy law specialist would advise clients regarding the legal issues raised by the practices, including:

  • Assisting with creating internal- and external-facing notices and policies regarding data use;
  • Responding to consumers’ inquiries about their personal information rights;
  • Negotiating contracts involving data transfers;
  • Responding to incidents involving personal data misuse or breach;
  • Engaging in litigation regarding privacy issues;
  • Responding to inquiries from regulators regarding personal information;
  • Advising clients regarding the legal and ethical use of personal information against an increasingly complex technical landscape;
  • Complying with regulatory obligations concerning the retention and use of personal information;
  • Advice regarding privacy impact assessments, breaches, privacy by design and privacy by default, data protection, and privacy regimens.

Comments are due by Jan. 18 to:

Bradley J. Martinez
Secretary to the Commission on Certification of Attorneys as Specialists
65 S. Front Street, 5th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-3431