Privacy and Data Security

"Their knowledge of local law and global processes is excellent. The guidance they give is in-depth, yet to the point.”

Chambers USA 2020

Baker Botts recognizes that data-protection and privacy issues are a concern for all companies that gather, store, or process the sensitive or personal information of their customers, third parties or employees. Privacy regulations around the world change constantly and the growth in technology available to transfer, manipulate, process, and access data shows no sign of abating.

Our lawyers, located around the world, are experienced in all data privacy issues. They regularly advise on compliance, including conducting privacy audits, creating privacy policies and website terms of use, negotiating and mitigating data privacy risk in commercial contracts and corporate transactions, representing clients in regulatory investigations, and in litigations.

Our cross-border team recognizes that privacy and data protection issues are truly international in scope. Data privacy affects all companies, whether based in the U.S. or internationally. Compliance with, and the extra-territorial impact of the new European General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") is a particular issue for companies and our team works closely with our clients on all aspects of this ground-breaking legislation. Our lawyers are at the forefront of thought leadership on the topic.

"A very joined up cross-border U.S./UK team. Efficient and technically able and commercially sound."

The Legal 500 UK 2019

Our Experience:

  • Compliance strategies and advising on internal data audits, particularly in a global context involving the cross-border transfer of data
  • The full range of commercial agreements where the handling of personal data is of paramount concern, including cloud services, information technology services, business process services, security services, and vendor contracts
  • Drafting privacy policies and website terms of use
  • Drafting compliant employment contracts
  • Counseling on data privacy laws worldwide, including the EU's GDPR and e-Privacy legislation
  • Regulatory investigations into data handling and breach
  • The preparation of incident response strategies
  • Disputes relating to data handling and data loss, including contractual claims and private rights of action



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Thought Leadership

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The Future: Global Privacy Regulation and Convergence

Speeches & Presentations

Panelist, TechGC,  Privacy Virtual Forum: The GC’s Role in Operationalizing Privacy At Home and Abroad


CCPA Compliance and Enforcement

Speeches & Presentations

Moderators, TechGC, Privacy Virtual Forum: The GC's Role in Operationalizing Privacy At Home and Abroad

Remote to Reopen - Managing Privacy and Getting On with Business After Lockdown

Speeches & Presentations

Breakout Session Leader, TechGC

The CCPA and Data Privacy Issues Concerning COVID-19

Speeches & Presentations

Presenter, ACC-DFW



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Data Transfer Restriction in KSA

Baker Botts in partnership with the Association of Corporate Counsel, Middle East and North Africa, is delighted to participate in a discussion around data transfer restrictions in KSA.

Baker Botts 2019 Patent Litigation and Big Data Update

In conjunction with FRONTEO eDiscovery & Forensics; Baker Botts is pleased to co-sponsor the "2019 Patent Litigation and Big Data Update" seminar on Wednesday March 13 in Tokyo, Japan. We hope you can join us.