Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy

The evolution of technology, artificial intelligence (AI) and data privacy means businesses face constant threats from cybercriminals looking to disrupt operations. With an interdisciplinary team of experienced attorneys, strategically positioned to address these unique challenges through collaboration, Dinsmore is a trusted partner providing tailored guidance and decisive business-centric solutions when tackling AI and cyber-associated risks. The impact of productivity losses, compromised disclosures affecting customers and employees or damage to a company's reputation can irreparably affect profits and brand image. Threats range from widespread global assaults to meticulously coordinated strikes, with each possibility posing a significant risk to an organization. As these attacks become more frequent and sophisticated with the introduction of AI based tools, bolstering company defenses is crucial.

Cybercrimes impact companies of all sizes across a range of sectors, including healthcare, real estate, finance, e-commerce, manufacturing and technology. We advise across a spectrum of industries and offer expertise in navigating complex regulatory landscapes, including international, federal and state statutes such as the Ohio Data Protection Act (ODPA), California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act (GLBA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC CIP), among others.

We recognize the era of online business is upon us. The expansion of the digital economy and AI deployment requires a dynamic interplay of optimal strategies, regulations, and laws aimed at mitigating the risks associated with innovation. This complexity is amplified by the proliferation of applications with around-the-clock connectivity accompanied by the ever-evolving cyber threats, all amidst a backdrop of increasing legal mandates and security benchmarks. Given this nuanced scenario, clients need seasoned professionals well-versed in data security and privacy.

Our services include:

Enterprise Risk Management

Clients rely on us for governance and operational guidance, ranging from writing policies to conducting comprehensive legal audits.

Commercial and Transactional Guidance

We assist clients with day-to-day business matters, such as drafting and negotiating technology contracts, advising on product/service development, assisting with vendor management and advising on cybersecurity and privacy risks in M&A transactions.

Incident Response

Clients come to our highly trained rapid response team for immediate guidance in data breach situations (and close calls). We manage all levels of the incident as breach counsel, including forensic investigations, law enforcement collaboration, risk of harm analysis, all legal notification obligations and conducting post-breach remediation. Our expertise extends to a myriad of cyber threats, including phishing attacks, ransomware, compromised business emails, data breaches, malware attacks, hacking, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, social engineering schemes and financial fraud with ACH/Wires.

Regulatory and Statutory Compliance

Our team has knowledge in highly regulated spaces who advise clients on industry-specific rules such as ODPA, CCPA, CPRA, HIPAA, GLBA, NERC CIP, FERPA, among others.

Corporate Cybersecurity Reviews

Companies work with us on pre-breach planning, security audits, data mapping counseling, cyber risk insurance and National Institute of Standards and Technology Cybersecurity Framework (NIST CSF) based risk assessments.

Artificial Intelligence

Our team assists companies in the responsible use and deployment of AI tools including AI related policies and best practices to mitigate risk.