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Sean W. Fernandes

Sean W. Fernandes

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Sean is a member of the firm’s Privacy & Data Security practice group.  He counsels clients on the legal requirements and risks associated with the collection, storage, use, protection, and disposal of data in their businesses.  He has experience with a variety of international, federal, and state privacy and data security laws and regulations, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), HIPAA, state data breach notification laws, the Stored Communications Act, the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA), and the Wiretap Act.  Sean has experience guiding clients through responses to security incidents and data breaches, drafting privacy policies and notices, creating and administering privacy and security compliance programs, and addressing privacy and data security issues in transactional matters, including privacy and security due diligence and contract negotiation.

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Some Restrictions Apply: Limits and Risks of OCR’s COVID-19 Notifications of HIPAA Enforcement Discretion

To help combat the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has recently issued…

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Get Lost: Geolocation Privacy Claims Against Google Dismissed

Businesses’ use of geolocation technology is under significant public scrutiny, as demonstrated by a recent New York Times series spotlighting the practice and the…

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Unplug Social Media? How CJEU’s Fashion ID Ruling Could Affect Your Website

Weeks after the FTC fined Facebook $5 billion and the company entered a $100 million settlement with the SEC, Facebook has once again made significant…

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