Dear Friends,

In January, we announced the creation of the firm’s 6th practice group—Digital Assets and Data Management. Since September 2010, members of our group have been covering privacy and security topics through our Data Privacy Monitor blog. Today, we are excited to launch our rebranded blog – Data Counsel – to more fully capture our group’s commitment to “everything data and technology”. BakerHostetler’s elevation of the importance of this practice reflects the significance our clients associate with these issues.

The Data Counsel blog now addresses all of the issues important to our clients related to all things data and technology. The content and commentary will be expanded to include enterprise risks, disputes, compliance, and opportunities through the lifecycle of data, technology, advertising, and innovation, including brand strategies and monetization. Yes, we will continue to cover privacy, data security, CCPA updates—and a lot more! For example, our newest team, Digital Transformation and Data Economy, is hard at work keeping up with demands related to interacting with customers, structuring businesses, and delivering goods and services in a post-COVID-19 world.

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Photo of Theodore J. Kobus III Theodore J. Kobus III

Ted Kobus is national co-leader of the firm’s Privacy and Data Protection team and focuses his practice in the areas of privacy, data breaches, social media and intellectual property. Prior to joining BakerHostetler, Ted served as head of the Technology, Media and Intellectual…

Ted Kobus is national co-leader of the firm’s Privacy and Data Protection team and focuses his practice in the areas of privacy, data breaches, social media and intellectual property. Prior to joining BakerHostetler, Ted served as head of the Technology, Media and Intellectual Property and Privacy and Data Security practices at another law firm.

Ted advises clients, trade groups and organizations regarding data security and privacy risk management, breaches, response strategies, litigation and regulatory actions affecting organizations. He has counseled clients involved in significant breaches implicating state and federal laws, international laws and other regulations and requirements, including HITECH, the Massachusetts Data Privacy Law, California privacy laws (including the California Department of Public Health Law), Connecticut Insurance Department regulations, Puerto Rico’s Citizen Information on Data Banks Security Act, Mexico’s Data Protection Law, Canada’s data privacy requirements and PCI/CISP requirements. He has dealt with Offices of Attorneys General, state insurance departments, Office of Civil Rights (OCR)/Health and Human Services (HHS), Secret Service, FBI and local police and forensics professionals as part of their handling of data breaches.