Privacy, Data Security & Internet Safety

Privacy, Data Security & Internet Safety

​Through its work for companies like Facebook, LinkedIn and Microsoft, Orrick has emerged as a preeminent law firm for Privacy, Data Security & Internet Safety. Legal 500 United States ranks Orrick in Tier 2 for Cyber Crime expertise, noting that our lawyers deliver "cost-effective, practical advice" and possess "high-level practical experience and understanding of the law."

Our interdisciplinary team—cutting across multiple practice areas and global jurisdictions—counsels companies to manage their risk and enforce their rights regarding online security, piracy and counterfeiting threats, and brand abuse across a range of areas.

Our work in this space generally falls into two categories:

  • Defensive Counseling and Risk Management
  • Enforcement and Proactive Measures

Defensive Counseling and Risk Management

Defensive Counseling and Risk Management focuses on issues at the core of Internet business, such as helping clients with:

  • Regulatory compliance
  • Customer and employee protection
  • Brand policing
  • Risk profile analysis
  • Evaluation of online revenue models
  • Cyber insurance

Enforcement and Proactive Measures

Our lawyers, investigators, computer forensics professionals and Internet security specialists are experienced in identifying, locating and prosecuting cases against defendants involved in a variety of Internet abuses. The team has brought enforcement actions against:

  • Cybersquatting/typosquatting
  • Trade secret misappropriation/corporate espionage
  • Copyright and trademark infringement
  • Online advertising fraud
  • Financial fraud
  • Spam
  • Phishing
  • Malware
  • Other technical abuses

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