areas of expertise
Widely considered one of the country’s top privacy and data security lawyers, Tanya Forsheit has advised on high-profile matters involving confidential data and other sensitive information for over 20 years.
Ms. Forsheit is Chair of the Privacy & Data Security Group and is Supervising Partner of the Los Angeles Office. She has advised on high-profile matters involving confidential data and other sensitive information for over 20 years. She advises on the protection, processing and monetization of data, including matters related to interest-based advertising, privacy policies, mobile apps, cloud computing, smart devices, and data analytics. She has advised on hundreds of information technology deals and transactions on behalf of both service providers and enterprise purchasers, including multilayered AdTech and cloud computing agreements. She is routinely called upon to help clients respond to time-sensitive security events and has advised on hundreds of such incidents. She has worked with over a hundred clients on the compliance requirements of the California Consumer Privacy Act, as well as dozens of multinational clients on the compliance requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. She is currently representing dozens more in preparing for, and addressing the policy implications of, the California Privacy Rights Act, taking effect in January 2023. The Legal 500 praised her in the 2021 edition as a “leading lawyer” and “a precise expert that provides practical and actionable advice and insight.” The Los Angeles Business Journal included her as one of Los Angeles’ leading professionals in 2020, the Daily Journal twice named her as one of the top cyber attorneys in California (2018, 2020), and she was one of three finalists for the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Cybersecurity Lawyer of the Year recognition in 2017. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at Loyola Law School.
Her representative matters include:
- Advised on hundreds of information technology deals and transactions on behalf of both service providers and enterprise purchasers, including due diligence for, and negotiation and drafting of terms for, cloud computing agreements involving the sharing of sensitive information and other IT outsourcing transactions;
- Counseled hundreds of clients on implementation of programs, policies and procedures for purposes of complying with applicable laws and best practices, including but not limited to international laws such as the forthcoming European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR); federal laws like the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the CAN-SPAM Act, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA); and state laws including California’s Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA) and Shine the Light law and Massachusetts’ data security regulations;
- Represented clients across industry sectors in connection with more than 100 data security breaches involving consumer data, employee information and other sensitive information;
- Drafted and updated several hundred privacy policies for websites, mobile apps and smart devices, including wearable technology;
- Assisted dozens of organizations on application for EU-US Privacy Shield certification;
- Represented nearly a dozen clients in litigating and/or resolving disputes under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, including successfully defeating class certification in December 2015 on behalf of a healthcare technology company in a privacy class action in which plaintiffs sought recovery of more than $40 million for alleged unlawful transmission of faxes relating to HIPAA compliance.
Chambers USA, IT Law Experts, Who’s Who Legal, and Super Lawyers have all praised Ms. Forsheit for her privacy, data security and technology work, and the Los Angeles Daily Journal has twice included her in its list of "Top Women Lawyers." Ms. Forsheit lectures widely on technology law topics and has been quoted on privacy and data security in publications such as the Los Angeles Times, Forbes, ComputerWorld, Venture Beat, and Law360.
The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) has certified Ms. Forsheit as both an Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and Privacy Technologist (CIPT). Ms. Forsheit is a past President of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles.
Prior to joining Frankfurt Kurnit, she was a partner with BakerHostetler, and a founding partner of InfoLawGroup LLP, one of the nation’s leading privacy and data security boutiques. Ms. Forsheit is admitted to practice in California.
awards & recognition
Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business (Privacy & Data Security)
The Legal 500 (Cyber Law including Data Privacy & Data Protection)
Who’s Who Legal - Telecommunications Media & Technology - Information Technology
Super Lawyers - Top Rated Technology Transactions Attorney in Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Business Journal - Women of Influence: Attorneys
Los Angeles Business Journal - Los Angeles’ Leading Professionals
Los Angeles Daily Journal - "Top Women Litigators"
Daily Journal - Top 20 Cyber Attorneys in California
Chambers Global (Privacy & Data Security)
IT Law Experts
Duke University (AB, cum laude, 1994)
University of Pennsylvania Law School (JD, 1997)
Upcoming Speaking Engagements
Past Speaking Engagements
PLI: Twenty-Second Annual Institute on Privacy and Cybersecurity Law
Tanya Forsheit presents, “The California Consumer Privacy Act/California Privacy Rights Act and the Virginia Consumer Data Privacy Act: Latest Developments” during the Practising Law Institute’s Twenty-Second Annual Institute on Privacy and Cybersecurity Law.
June 8 2021
Privacy+Security Forum Spring Academy 2021
Tanya Forsheit presents, "A Day In the Life of Incident and Data Breach: How to Ensure Global Compliance" during the Privacy+Security Forum's Virtual Spring Academy.
May 26 2021
Lawyers and Cybersecurity: How to be Savvy and Compliant with Ethical Obligations
Tanya Forsheit and Ronald C. Minkoff present, "Lawyers and Cybersecurity: How to be Savvy and Compliant with Ethical Obligations" during a webinar for Hofstra Law's Monroe H. Freedman Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics.
April 21 2021
Future of Privacy Forum
March 24 2021
PrivSec Global 2021
March 23 2021
IAB Annual Leadership Meeting
Tanya Forsheit speaks on the panel, "CCPA Perspectives on Enforcement" during IAB's annual leadership meeting.
March 12 2021
2021 LMRM Virtual Conference
Tanya Forsheit presents, “Data Privacy, Oh My! We are Not in Privilege Land Anymore” during the LMRM Virtual Conference. The panel will discuss what law firm general counsel should know about privacy laws, how they differ from the confidentiality and privilege professional rules that we are used to, and strategies for implementing a firm wide privacy program. More information here.
March 4 2021
The CPRA Has Passed: What Does that Mean for Your Organization?
Tanya Forsheit is a panelist during the webinar "The CPRA Has Passed: What Does that Mean for Your Organization?" for the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).
November 13 2020
The Ethical Duty of Technology Competence
Tanya Forsheit moderates “The Ethical Duty of Technology Competence” during a webinar hosted by the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles Solo & Small Firm Committee.
August 6 2020
Is Your Firm Ready for the CCPA?
Tanya Forsheit presents “Is Your Firm Ready for the CCPA?” during a webinar hosted by ALAS.
July 29 2020
Hot Topics in Advertising Law 2020
Tanya Forsheit presents “Privacy Law and Advertising: Why Advertising Lawyers Should Care” during Practising Law Institute’s Hot Topics in Advertising Law webinar.
July 23 2020
Final CCPA Regulations: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Tanya Forsheit presents "Final CCPA Regulations: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" during a webinar for the California Lawyers Association Antitrust, UCL, Privacy Section, Business Law Section, and Intellectual Property Law Section.
July 1 2020
IAB: The Next Wave of California Privacy Law
May 27 2020
Technology Competence: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You!
Tanya Forsheit presents “Technology Competence: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You!” during a webinar hosted by the Los Angeles County Bar Association Privacy & Cyber Security and Small Firm & Solo Practitioner Sections.
May 14 2020
Ethical Considerations of the California Consumer Privacy Act
Tanya Forsheit presents “Ethical Considerations of the California Consumer Privacy Act” during a webinar for the California Lawyers Association.
May 12 2020
Zoom as a Case Study – Privacy and Security in the Digital World During Social Distancing
Join Frankfurt Kurnit’s Privacy & Data Security Group for a live virtual roundtable webinar on Webex to explore the rapidly evolving privacy and data security questions surrounding the meteoric rise of Zoom, the most popular video conferencing application in the COVID-19 era of social distancing. Read more.
April 14 2020
16th Annual Advanced eDiscovery Institute
Tanya Forsheit presents “GDPR: 18 Months Later, Fines and Preparedness” at the 16th Annual Advanced eDiscovery Institute in Washington, DC.
November 21 2019
Privacy + Security Forum (PSF) 2019
Tanya Forsheit leads a California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Workshop at the Privacy + Security Forum in Washington, DC.
October 14 2019
2019 IAPP Privacy, Security and Risk Conference
September 24 2019
2019 NAM Annual Conference
Tanya Forsheit presents “How California’s Sweeping New Privacy Laws Will Impact Business in Your State” at the 2019 Newspapers Association Manager’s Annual Conference in Montréal. More information here.
August 2 2019
Wall Street Journal CMO Network Annual Meeting
Tanya Forsheit presents “Future of: Data” at the Wall Street Journal CMO network annual meeting during the Cannes Lion Festival of Creativity in Cannes, France.
June 19 2019
What the GDPR, the CCPA, and Other Privacy Laws Mean for the Entertainment Industry
Tanya Forsheit presents “What the GDPR, the CCPA, and Other Privacy Laws Mean for the Entertainment Industry” during a panel sponsored by the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Entertainment Law and Intellectual Property Section.
April 17 2019
4A’s Decisions 20/20: A Forum for Change
March 25 2019
Tanya Forsheit Testifies Before the California Assembly
February 20 2019
Laserfiche Empower 2019
Tanya Forsheit presents “All Things Privacy” during Laserfiche’s Empower 2019 conference in Long Beach, CA.
February 7 2019
California News Publishers Association Capital Conference
Tanya Forsheit presents "The California Consumer Privacy Act" during the CNPA Legislative Forum at the CNPA Capital conference in Sacramento, CA.
February 5 2019
U.S. Banks & Data Privacy – California, GDPR & Beyond
December 17 2018
2018 CalChamber Public Affairs Conference
Tanya Forsheit is a panelist on "A Review of the California Consumer Privacy Act" at the CalChamber Public Affairs Conference in Huntington Beach, California.
November 28 2018
Navigating the New Data Privacy Paradigm
November 7 2018
“I am a Lawyer: How Can I Advise on Data Security?”
Tanya Forsheit presents "I am a Lawyer: How Can I Advise on Data Security" at the International Association of Privacy Professional’s Privacy, Security, Risk 2018 program in Austin. More information can be found here.
October 19 2018
New California Privacy Law: Key Compliance Challenges and Guidance for Corporate Counsel
September 26 2018
Cloud, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence
Tanya Forsheit speaks on the Practicum panel during the Cloud, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence CLE at Davis Wright Tremaine in Seattle.
June 6 2018
Los Angeles KnowledgeNet Chapter
Tanya Forsheit speaks at the Los Angeles KnowledgeNet Chapter meeting on The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which goes into effect on May 25th. Daniel Goldberg is a chair of the local KnowledgeNet Chapter and the moderator for the event.
May 8 2018
Tanya Forsheit at the IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2018
Tanya Forsheit is on the panel “I’m a Lawyer: How Can I Advise on Data Security Issues?” at the International Association of Privacy Professionals Global Privacy Summit in Washington, DC.
March 28 2018
Tanya Forsheit at the IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2018
Tanya Forsheit presents “Can I have a Do-Over? The Top 10 Greatest PR #Fails in Data Breach Response at the International Association of Privacy Professionals Global Privacy Summit in Washington, DC.
March 27 2018
The National Conference on Class Actions – Recent Developments in Quebec, Canada and the U.S. (2018)
March 22 2018
Association of Corporate Counsel: Privacy and Data Security Event
Tanya Forsheit presents on privacy and data security for the Association of Corporate Counsel.
November 2 2017
IAPP: Privacy Security Risk 2017
Tanya Forsheit speaks at IAPP's Privacy Security Risk Conference on "Don't Panic! The Hitchhikers Last Minute Guide to the GDPR Galaxy', 'I'm a Lawyer: How Can I Advise on Data Security Issues?', and 'Women Leading Privacy and Security.' The firm sponsors the event. For more information click here.
October 17 2017
PLI: Think Like a Lawyer, Talk Like a Geek 2017: Get Fluent in Technology
September 14 2017
CLA: Online Privacy Rights
July 18 2017
Working Within the Shades of Gray: Frankfurt Kurnit’s Second Annual Advertising Law Summit
Legal questions confronting in house marketing lawyers rarely elicit simple "yes" or "no" answers. (If only they did!) More often than not — to the consternation of clients working on tight deadlines — the answer is "maybe" or "it depends" or "there's a risk." How do you help your marketing clients evaluate the risks and weigh them against potential rewards? Read more.
June 8 2017
2017 Cloud, Big Data, and Artificial Intelligence Conference
May 23 2017
Cloud Computing 2017: Key Issues and Practical Guidance
May 22 2017
Cloud Computing 2017: Key Issues and Practical Guidance
Once again, Tanya Forsheit chairs the yearly Cloud Computing: Key Issues and Practical Guidance for the Practising Law Institute (PLI). Ronald C. Minkoff present the ethics portion in the New York seminar. For more informstion or to register, please click here
May 1 2017
ANA Law and Public Policy Conference
Terri Seligman and Tanya Forsheit present "Marketing in Augmented Reality: Pokémon Go and Treasure Hunts in The Digital Age" and Rick Kurnit participates once again on the "Tweeting With Words" panel at the 2017 ANA Advertising Law & Public Policy Conference.
March 28 2017
Traversing the Challenges of e-Commerce Litigation in Federal Court
Tanya Forsheit speaks at "Traversing the Challenges of e-Commerce Litigation in Federal Court" for The Rutter Group.
March 14 2017
The Global Legal Challenges of Privacy & Data Security
February 7 2017
Social Media 2017: Addressing Corporate Risks
February 2 2017
LA Daily Journal’s Cyber Boot Camp
January 12 2017
news & press
Update by the California Attorney General Could be a Game-changer
New York City Restricts Collection of Biometric Identifiers
Major US municipalities are lining up to regulate business use of technologies to collect biometric identifiers and information. For example, Portland, Oregon, banned the use of face recognition technologies earlier this year. Now, New York City businesses must comply with a new law too: Effective July 9, 2021, any commercial establishment in New York City that collects, retains, converts, stores or shares biometric identifier information of customers must disclose such activity using clear and conspicuous signage near all customer entrances. Read more.
Frankfurt Kurnit in The Legal 500 2021
The Legal 500 praises three of our practice groups: Advertising & Marketing; Entertainment; and Privacy & Data Security. The London-based directory spotlighted sixteen of our attorneys individually: Lisa E. Davis, Daniel Goldberg, Richard Heller, Andrew Hurwitz, Candice Kersh, and Michael Williams. Tanya Forsheit is listed as a “Leading Lawyer” in Privacy & Data Security. Julie Murray is listed as a “Next Generation Partner” in Entertainment. Ariel Sodomsky is listed as a “Rising Star” in Entertainment. Christopher R. Chase, Jeffrey A. Greenbaum, Brian G. Murphy and Terri Seligman are listed as “Leading Lawyers” in Advertising. Dorian Slater Thomas and Matthew Vittone are listed as a “Rising Stars” in Advertising. Rick Kurnit is in the “Hall of Fame” for Advertising.
Frankfurt Kurnit in Chambers 2021
For the seventeenth consecutive year Chambers and Partners included Frankfurt Kurnit practice groups & attorneys. The 2021 guide praised our Advertising, Entertainment, Intellectual Property, and Privacy & Data Security practices. In addition, 14 of our attorneys are ranked individually. Read more.
Los Angeles Business Journal Women of Influence: Attorneys
Behind the Scenes: California AG’s Non-Public CCPA Inquiries
Cyber Security Law Report quotes Tanya Forsheit on how California’s Office of the Attorney General is enforcing the CCPA by requiring plain language and one-click opt-out forms. (Behind paywall) View Article
The Anticipated Domino Effect: Virginia Passes Second State “Comprehensive” Privacy Law
Challenge Accepted: Initial Virginia CDPA Reactions, Considerations
Chambers Global 2021
States Push Internet Privacy Rules in Lieu of Federal Standards
Five Frankfurt Kurnit Attorneys Named to Southern California Super Lawyers List for 2021
The list includes: Tanya Forsheit and Joseph R. Taylor. Tiffany Caterina, Daniel Goldberg and Scott Goldman are listed as “Rising Stars.”
New Enforcer of California Privacy Rights Act is Faceless, For Now
Thriving in Their 40s: Los Angeles’ Leading Professionals
Data 2021 - Privacy & Protection and Security - Legal Marketplace Analysis
2020 Top Cyber Lawyers in California
The Daily Journal lists Tanya Forsheit as one of the Top Cyber Lawyers in California.
Prop 24 Passes in Calif., Paving Way for CPRA
Whether Yes or No, the Stakes are High for California’s Prop 24
What Does the Legislature Have to Show for Its CCPA Amendments in 2020? Not Much
Tanya Forsheit guest blogs on Eric Goldman’s Technology & Marketing Law Blog. She shares her view on the California Consumer Privacy Act and Proposition 24, the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA). Additionally, Shely Berry is mentioned in the blog post. View Article
LexBlog: This Week in Legal Blogging
Security Stories Podcast
California Enters Privacy Law Limbo as November Vote Looms
The CIO Show: Balancing Data Privacy & COVID-19
Mobile Security Forces Difficult Questions
Frankfurt Kurnit in Chambers 2020
For the sixteenth consecutive year Chambers and Partners included Frankfurt Kurnit practice groups & attorneys. The 2020 guide praised our Advertising, Entertainment and Intellectual Property practices. In addition, 14 of our attorneys are ranked individually. Read more.
9th Circuit Facebook Ruling Has Wide Implications for Data Privacy Litigation
The Daily Journal quotes Tanya Forsheit on the recent reinstated claim against Facebook over their profits from users’ personal data.
California Attorney General’s Office: No Delay on CCPA Enforcement Amid COVID-19
Chambers Global 2020
The California Consumer Privacy Act is not Y2K 2.0
The Los Angeles & San Francisco Daily Journal published Tanya Forsheit’s article “The California Consumer Privacy Act is not Y2K 2.0.” The article discusses the background of the CCPA and an overview of the challenges organizations face with CCPA compliance. View Article
Four Frankfurt Kurnit Attorneys Named to Southern California Super Lawyers List for 2020
The list includes: Tanya Forsheit and Joseph R. Taylor. Tiffany Caterina and Daniel Goldberg are listed as “Rising Stars.” Read more.
The IAPP’s Top Resources of 2019
IAPP includes Tanya Forsheit’s what paper “Negotiating with Servicer Providers and Third Parties under CCPA” in their overview of the top resources of 2019. The white paper provides guidance to businesses on how to approach service provider and third-party contract updates under the CCPA. View Article
So You Want to be a Tech Transactions Lawyer?
Negotiating with Service Providers and Third Parties under CCPA
Critics Say Attorney General’s Proposed CCPA Regulations Add Confusion, Not Clarity
CDT Welcomes New Advisory Council Members for 2019-2020
And At the End of the Day, the CCPA Remains Very Much the Same
The Privacy Advisor Podcast
Tanya Forsheit is a guest on IAPP’s The Privacy Advisor Podcast. Ms. Forsheit provides the industry perspective on the latest CCPA amendments and identifies the most difficult compliance issues to date. Listen here.
California: Bills Amending CCPA Suggest That “Lobbying Efforts Were Not Particularly Successful”
Data Privacy Bills May be Models, but Users Unlikely to Get Data
The Daily Journal quotes Tanya Forsheit on the California Consumer Privacy Act. Ms. Forsheit notes the bill was hastily constructed and that businesses will have difficulty complying. (Behind paywall) View Article
Tanya Forsheit on The Takeaway Podcast
California’s Game-Changing New Privacy Rules Were Meant to Take on Big Tech. Small Businesses are Caught in the Middle
Monterey County Weekly quotes Tanya Forsheit and Daniel Goldberg on the California Consumer Privacy Act. Ms. Forsheit has been lobbying the Legislature to make changes to the bill. Mr. Goldberg notes the bill isn’t written well and doesn’t clarify how it works. View Article
Why You Need a Lawyer to Help Comply with the CCPA
Super Lawyers quotes Tanya Forsheit on the California Consumer Privacy Act. Ms. Forsheit notes the CCPA will affect companies not just in California but anyone doing business in California processing personal information. She further notes the importance of taking action to comply before the regulations take effect. View Article
A Recap of the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Amending the California Consumer Privacy Act
In Sunny Cannes, Marketers Fret Over Dark Content Online
The Wall Street Journal quotes Tanya Forsheit on the California Consumer Privacy Act. Ms. Forsheit notes the CCPA could hurt brands’ access to data about consumers online because consumers might get confused about how their data is used. View Article
How Privacy Rules Will Affect the Ad Industry
The Wall Street Journal interviews Tanya Forsheit on how future privacy regulations will affect advertisers. Ms. Forsheit notes the regulations could hurt advertisers' marketing goals because consumers may not understand how their data is used. (Behind paywall) View Article
Frankfurt Kurnit in The Legal 500 2019
The Legal 500 praises four of our core practice groups: Marketing and Advertising; Media and Entertainment; Intellectual Property (Copyright); and Cyber Law (Data Privacy and Data Protection). The London-based directory spotlighted 19 of our attorneys individually: Gregory Boyd, Christopher Chase, Victoria Cook, Tanya Forsheit, Daniel M. Goldberg, Hayden Goldblatt, Jeremy Goldman, Richard Heller, Andrew Hurwitz, Sean Kane, Candice Kersh, Gavin McElroy, Brian G. Murphy, Edward H. Rosenthal and Maura Wogan. Jeffrey A. Greenbaum, Rick Kurnit and Terri Seligman are listed as “Leading Lawyers” in Advertising and Marketing. Hannah Taylor is listed as “Next Generation Lawyer” in Marketing and Advertising.
Data Protection & Cybersecurity 2019
At Calif. Assembly Hearing, Lawmakers Seek Input on CCPA
Let Consumers Sue Under New Data Privacy Law, Becerra’s Office Tells State
California Business Groups Warn Lawmakers About ‘Untenable’ Privacy Law
Tanya Forsheit Testifies Before the California Assembly
Laserfiche Long Beach Hosts Empower Conference
The Grunion mentions Tanya Forsheit in their coverage of Laserfiche's Empower conference. Ms. Forsheit presents on the fundamental elements of using, protecting and managing organizational data. View Article
Dozens of Privacy Experts Tell the California Legislature That Its New Privacy Law is Badly Undercooked
Techdirt mentions the letter signed by Tanya Forsheit, Daniel Goldberg and Amy Lawrence that urges the California legislature to make changes to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). View Article
41 California Privacy Experts Urge Major Changes to the California Consumer Privacy Act
Tanya Forsheit, Daniel Goldberg and Amy Lawrence signed a letter urging the California legislature to make changes to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The letter highlights issues with the CCPA. Read the letter here.
Weather Channel Case Dilemma: When Is a Disclosure Really a Disclosure?
Legaltech News quotes Tanya Forsheit about the city of Los Angeles’ lawsuit against The Weather Channel. The case arises from the alleged sale by The Weather Channel of geolocation data to advertisers. Ms. Forsheit suggests that the complaint, brought under California’s Unfair Competition Law, may be a test case before the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) takes effect. (Behind paywall) View Article
Data Liability Adds to Agency Stress
Marketers Push Agencies to Shoulder More Liability for Data Breaches
Thirty-four Frankfurt Kurnit Attorneys Named in Super Lawyers Magazine for 2018
Super Lawyers magazine lists thirty-four Frankfurt Kurnit attorneys in its 2018 edition. Read more.
Staying Current – Laserfiche GC Wylie Strout Keeps Contracts and Policies up to Date in A Changing Landscape
Wylie Strout mentions Tanya Forsheit and Frankfurt Kurnit as outside counsel to Laserfiche in an interview with the Daily Journal. Frankfurt Kurnit provides privacy regulatory advice. (Behind paywall) View Article
Privacy is Dead, Long Live Privacy
CIO Dive quotes Tanya Forsheit on how treating data like currency can incentivize organizations to reassess how they collect and use data in light of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). View Article
Are You Ready for the New York Cybersecurity Regulations’ September 3rd Deadline?
Financial institutions and insurance companies operating in New York have until September 3, 2018 to comply with the next phase of New York's Cybersecurity Regulations. Here's what you need to know to avoid regulatory scrutiny. Read more.
GDPR Data Breach Notification Requirements
The National Law Review interviews Tanya Forsheit about the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that went into effect May 25. Ms. Forsheit explains the GDPR requirements and how companies need to comply with them. View Article
New California Privacy Law Calls for Significant Changes
On the heels of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), California has now passed a digital privacy law that gives consumers more control over their personal information online. Read more.
Many US Companies Unprepared for New European Consent Rules
The LA Daily Journal quoted Tanya Forsheit on the European General Data Protection Regulation that rolled out on May 25. Ms. Forsheit notes the GDPR is a result of the growth of social media, data and high-profile breaches. (Behind paywall) View Article
Frankfurt Kurnit in Chambers 2018
For the fourteenth consecutive year Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business recognized Frankfurt Kurnit. Chambers USA ranked us for our: Advertising, Media & Entertainment and Intellectual Property practices. Read more.
The GDPR’s Data Subject Rights and Why They Matter
The Cyber Security Law Report published Tanya Forsheit’s article “The GDPR’s Data Subject Rights and Why They Matter” which discusses the General Data Protection Regulation rights in Europe and the United States. (Behind paywall) View Article
Data Security and Data Breaches: What’s A Lawyer To Do?
How GDPR Could Weaken, Not Strengthen, the Duopoly
Tanya Forsheit in the Daily Journal
The Daily Journal features Tanya Forsheit as one of the Top Cyber Lawyers 2018. The feature highlights Ms. Forsheit’s professional background as an attorney in the privacy and data security sector.
The Association of Corporate Counsel - Winter 2017 Newsletter
The Association of Corporate Counsel published Tanya Forsheit, S. Gregory Boyd, and Daniel Goldberg’s alert, Privacy Shield: Year One Updates You Need To Know, in the Focus on the New York City Chapter – Winter 2017 Newsletter. View Article
FTC May Revisit Order Against Sears In Privacy Case
LACBA Trustees Adopt Policy Allowing Press to Electronically Record Board Meetings with Warning Sign
Google and Facebook: EU’s Draft ePrivacy Regulation Passes Committee and Parliament Vote
Privacy Shield: Year One Updates You Need To Know
This month we're celebrating Privacy Shield's first birthday with an update on everything Privacy Shield. There have been a number of developments on the Privacy Shield-front that companies certified or seeking self-certification under Privacy Shield need to know. Read more.
Third State Adopts Biometric Privacy Law
On June 1, 2017, Washington State joined Illinois and Texas as the third state to pass a biometric privacy law. The law, H.B. 1493, which goes into effect July 23, 2017, covers any business entity that collects biometric identifiers for commercial purposes. Read more.
A Big Phone Bill: Dish Network Telemarketing Violation Verdicts Total Approximately $341 Million
In a cautionary tale for marketers, two courts recently found satellite TV provider Dish Network ("Dish") liable for repeated and willful violations of federal and state telemarketing laws. Read more.
Frankfurt Kurnit in Chambers 2017
For the thirteenth consecutive year Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business recognized Frankfurt Kurnit. Chambers USA ranked us for our: Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory, Intellectual Property: Trade Mark & Copyright, Media & Entertainment: Entertainment Litigation, and Media & Entertainment: Film, Music, Television & Theater work. Read more.
Start Your Engines: We Have to Deal With GDPR, What Now?
Back in January, we posted about the circumstances in which your company, even if based in the US, must comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), taking effect in May 2018. Here we will provide a high level checklist to help you start down the path of GDPR readiness. Read more.
Tanya Forsheit and Daniel Goldberg in the ISSA Journal April 2017
Tanya Forsheit and Daniel Goldberg's article, "Every Move You Make, I’ll Be Watching You Watching Me Watching You" is featured in the April 2017 edition of the Information Systems Security Association Journal. View Article
Tanya Forsheit in the LA Daily Journal
New Privacy and Data Security Blog
Looking for an easy way to keep up with the rapid-fire changes in Privacy and Data Security law? Introducing Focus on the Data — Frankfurt Kurnit's weekly insights and practical guidance on privacy and data security issues. Read more.
More Complex Privacy Rules Expected in 2017
The Los Angeles Daily Journal quoted Tanya Forsheit on changes in international privacy and data security rules. Among other things, Ms. Forsheit noted that “many companies are still going through the process of getting approved under the new [Privacy Shield] rules.” Read more. (Behind paywall.)
FTC Hits Targeting Platform Turn Inc. for Deceptive Online Tracking
On Tuesday, December 20, the FTC announced a settlement with digital marketing platform Turn Inc. over claims that the company deceptively tracked users across the Internet for advertising purposes. Read more.
Data Breach Harm Standard May Head to SCOTUS in ‘17
Tanya Forsheit is quoted in the Bloomberg BNA article, "Data Breach Harm Standard May Head to SCOTUS in ‘17".
FCC Adopts Broadband Consumer Privacy Rules
On October 27, 2016, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted an Order requiring broadband Internet service providers and all other telecommunications carriers providing telecommunications services to take greater steps to protect the privacy of their customers, including current and former subscribers and new applicants. Here's a summary of the key obligations imposed on carriers: Read more.
Latest on the FTC Data Security Front
FTC Issues Guide on How to Respond to a Data Breach, and Eleventh Circuit Questions the FTC's Interpretation of Its Section 5 Authority But Does NOT Alter the Unfairness Standard in Data Security Matters. Read more.
EU-U.S. Privacy Shield passes: Now What?
The New “Privacy Shield”: What Does it Mean for Your Company?
This week brought important news for any company that transfers across borders, or receives cross-border transfers of, consumer or employee personally identifying data (very broadly defined). Read more.
Tanya Forsheit in US Official News
Tanya Forsheit in Forever Duke Magazine
Tanya Forsheit in IAPP Daily Dashboard
Frankfurt Kurnit Adds Tanya Forsheit as Privacy and Data Security Group Co-Chair
Los Angeles, CA — Frankfurt Kurnit Klein + Selz PC has added Tanya Forsheit as partner and co-chair of the firm’s Privacy and Data Security Group effective July 5, 2016. Read more.
Frankfurt Kurnit in Chambers 2016
For the twelfth consecutive year Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business recognized Frankfurt Kurnit. Chambers USA ranked us for our: Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory, Intellectual Property: Trademark & Copyright, Media & Entertainment: Entertainment Litigation, and Media & Entertainment: Film, Music, Television & Theater work. Read more.