Mindi Giftos

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A legal and civic leader, Mindi is a staunch advocate for her clients and community. She serves as managing partner of Husch Blackwell’s Madison office and co-leads the firm’s Internet of Things (IoT) and Data Privacy, Cybersecurity & Breach Response teams. She closely tracks developments in the law and ensures the firm’s service and offerings in these areas address the rapidly changing and complex legal, regulatory and risk environments in which clients operate.

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Fresh off the heels enacting the California Consumer Privacy Act, California Governor, Jerry Brown, signed the country’s first law governing the security of Internet of Things or connected devices. The bill, SB 327, is entitled “Security of Connected Devices.” Beginning on January 1, 2020, all manufacturers of connected devices will be required to equip the device with reasonable security features to protect against the unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification or disclosure of information that…
Is your company prepared for a potential ransomware attack? Ransomware is a type of malicious software feared most by corporate boards and IT departments as it could completely shut down an entire network of computers and compromise large amounts of critical and sensitive data. In a post on Husch Blackwell’s Byte Back blog, Mindi Giftos provides simple yet important steps companies should take to prepare for and minimize the risk of a cyber attack.…
The European Union and United States differ greatly on law regulating the collection and transfer of personal data. For many years companies could rely upon the U.S.–EU Safe Harbor to lawfully make transatlantic data transfers and bridge the gap between the differing privacy frameworks. But in October 2015, the EU Court of Justice invalidated the U.S.–EU Safe Harbor on the grounds that it did not adequately protect personal data. This ruling jeopardized the continued flow of data from…