Privacy

Massey & Gail frequently represents clients with regard to privacy issues, both inside and outside litigation. We won a landmark privacy case in the telecommunications field.  In addition, we have provided strategic advice to clients facing regulatory questions, data breaches, and emerging technology issues that directly impact this emerging and evolving area of the law.

Our experience with privacy matters has developed over our lawyers’ time working for government entities and litigating cutting-edge issues for financial institutions, telecommunications clients, and technology companies.

Representative matters include:

  • Firm lawyers represented a telecommunications company in a landmark Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit case invalidating  Federal Communications Commission rules restricting telephone company use of “customer proprietary network information” as a violation of the First Amendment.
  • We represented a financial institution in a case presenting the question whether the First Amendment permits the Federal Trade Commission to prohibit credit reporting agencies from distributing lists of selected names, addresses, and other information to a wide variety of organizations, including for-profit companies, political groups, and charitable entities, for the solicitation of charitable and political contributions and the sale of goods and services.
  • We provided counseling to telecommunications companies with regard to administrative rules regarding customer privacy.
  • We provided strategic counseling advice to a major international financial services company regarding emerging issues related to online and mobile payment platforms, and data related thereto.
  • The firm represented a non-profit citizens’ advocacy groups in federal court with regard to a dispute between a state attorney general and Google regarding internet safety and privacy issues.