International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP today announced that Partner Robert E. Cattanach served as editor-in-chief of The Sedona Conference Incident Response Guide, which was just published for public comment.  The new publication provides a comprehensive but practical guide to help practitioners and organizations deal with the multitude of legal, technical, and policy issues that arise whenever a data breach occurs. The public comment period on the Guide extends through June 19, 2018.  Interested parties may obtain a copy of the Public Comment Version of the Guide from The Sedona Conference free of charge, here. Comments should be submitted to [email protected]
 
Mr. Cattanach is a partner in Dorsey’s Regulatory Affairs Groups and specializes in helping clients navigate the rapidly evolving area of cybersecurity compliance and protect their interests by preparing for data breaches and responding to them quickly and effectively when they occur.  He has represented numerous clients all across the United States in breach responses and in development of privacy policies and procedures.  His extensive experience with data breach preparation and response led to his choice as editor-in-chief by The Sedona Conference Working Group 11, which prepared the Guide.
 
“The Incident Response Guide should be an invaluable tool for a very broad range of companies attempting to cope with risk of data breach,” noted Mr. Cattanach. “It lays out best practices both in preparation for the inevitable and for reacting promptly and efficiently when problems occur. One of the challenges in this area is that the law is evolving so fast that policies and practices go out of date very quickly.  We believe that public comment on the draft Guide will not only help foster innovative thinking about best practices and compliance but will also help ensure that the final Guide gets out ahead of the curve and anticipates the direction of legal evolution.”
 
A webinar on the Incident Response Guide will be scheduled for later this Spring and will be announced by email and on The Sedona Conference website. The webinar will give interested parties the opportunity to ask questions and provide and gain additional insight on this important topic. 
 
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