Julie Engbloom and Darin Sands co-authored the U.S. Section of the World Law Group’s (WLG) 2016 edition of the Global Guide to Whistleblowing Programs (“Guide”). The chapter outlines applicable data protection laws and guidelines covering a wide variety of topics related to whistleblower protection laws and provisions at both the federal and state level. In addition, Engbloom, Co-chair of the Privacy and Data Security and the Business Crisis Management and Emergency Remedies Practice Groups, with assistance from Attorneys Laura Richardson, Cozette Tran-Caffee and Hans Huggler, provided a comprehensive legal review of the entire Guide. The Guide is available here.
The WLG is a network of 54 leading independent law firms with more than 350 offices in major commercial centers worldwide, and one of the globe’s oldest and largest networks of leading independent law firms, rated as one of a select few “Elite” networks by Chambers and Partners. WLG member firms comprise more than 18,000 lawyers working in a comprehensive range of practice and industry specialties. The WLG’s Privacy and Data Protection Group is comprised of lawyers in the WLG’s member firms worldwide who have data protection, privacy and related compliance work as a focus of their practice. The group’s goal is to enhance the provision of relevant and seamless client services, including cross-border data transfers, privacy risk assessment and data breach services to multinational entities, and to develop proactive compliance procedures and techniques.
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