ALM’s Law Journal Press announced the publication of “Privacy Law,” by Charlene Brownlee and Blaze Waleski. The book is the publisher’s latest title, examining the impact of the laws, industry standards, and consumer expectations regarding personal information and information security in a variety of contexts, including healthcare, the workplace, financial services, e-commerce, international business and corporate transactions. A detailed table of contents and ordering information on this and other Law Journal Press books is available at www.lawcatalog.com.
Charlene Brownlee is a partner in the firm of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP in Seattle, Washington. Ms. Brownlee’s practice focuses on privacy, data security, e-discovery and information management. She has lectured and published widely in the areas of records and information management and e-discovery, technology, and Internet law. Blaze D. Waleski is senior counsel in the Intellectual Property & Technology Department of Fulbright & Jaworski LLP in the firm’s New York office. He focuses on intellectual property and information technology law, including security and privacy issues, and has assisted Fortune 500 and middle market companies in a wide variety of technology-related matters. He has also published and lectured widely on IP, IT and privacy law issues.
“Privacy Law” comprehensively examines the legal obligations and potential liability of those who work with, and share, private information. This important new treatise covers current law and emerging issues in depth, including the privacy policies and practices organizations need to adopt to ensure compliance with state and federal law.
Key topics examined include the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and its nationwide standards for the protection of patients’ medical records; the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act’s restrictions on disclosing nonpublic customer information, including detailed guidance on the creation of privacy notices; and guidance on how organizations can formulate and implement multinational privacy policies and compliance programs.
The book is essential reading for anyone involved in the collection, retention, management, security or destruction of personal information, including privacy officers, compliance officers, attorneys (both in private practice and in-house), record managers, IT staff and human resources staff.