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Mr. Zetoony is an internationally recognized data privacy and security attorney that has been called a “Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazer,” and the top “Legal Influencer,” by legal sources such as the National Law Journal, Lexology, and JD Supra. 

 Mr. Zetoony is regularly called upon by some of the world’s most complex organizations to confront their most difficult United States and European privacy and security challenges.  He has helped hundreds of clients design, or validate, their privacy programs against the GDPR and United States law, and has navigated complex data security incidents and security breaches on behalf of numerous clients.  He has also successfully defended companies’ privacy and security practices before the Federal Trade Commission, and other regulatory agencies.

 Mr. Zetoony leads the firm’s global data privacy and security practice.  He is frequently asked to speak and write on issues of domestic and international data privacy and security law, and has authored the American Bar Association’s lead treatise on the European GDPR. 

 

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • Recognized by Lexology as the top “Legal Influencer” worldwide concerning European technology, media, and telecommunications law, including the GDPR in 2018.
    • JD Supra Readers’ Choice Award in 2018 for Cybersecurity
    • JD Supra Readers’ Choice Award in 2017 for EU – U.S. Privacy Shield
    • Recognized by The National Law Journal as a 2016 Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazer
    • Catholic Charities Outstanding Pro Bono Partner Award (2011)
    • Carecen Commitment to Justice Award (2010)
    • Recognized by AmLawmagazine as leading one of the top 100 pro bono initiatives (2009)
    • Semi-Finalist Lyle Moot Court (2003)
    • Honorable Mention Vis Moot Court (2002)
    • International Semi-Finalist Jessup Moot Court (2001)
    • National Champion Jessup Moot Court (2001)
    • Catholic Charities Outstanding Pro Bono Partner Award (2011)
    • Carecen Commitment to Justice Award (2010)
    • Recognized by AmLawmagazine as leading one of the top 100 pro bono initiatives (2009)
    • Semi-Finalist Lyle Moot Court (2003)
    • Honorable Mention Vis Moot Court (2002)
    • International Semi-Finalist Jessup Moot Court (2001)
    • National Champion Jessup Moot Court (2001)
    • Honorable Mention Vis Moot Court (2002)
    • International Semi-Finalist Jessup Moot Court (2001)
    • National Champion Jessup Moot Court (2001)
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Professional Affiliations

    • International Association of Privacy Professionals (‘IAPP”), former Chair, Colorado regional network
    • ABA Section of Antitrust Law’s Private Advertising Litigation Committee (former Vice-Chair)
    • ABA Section of Antitrust Law’s Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Committee (former Consumer Protection Vice-Chair)
    • ABA Antitrust Section’s Telecommunications Industry Committee (former Vice-Chair and Consumer Protection Liaison)
    • Council for Court Excellence (“CCE”), former Board of Directors
    • ABA Section of Antitrust Law’s Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Committee (former Consumer Protection Vice-Chair)
    • ABA Antitrust Section’s Telecommunications Industry Committee (former Vice-Chair and Consumer Protection Liaison)
    • Council for Court Excellence (“CCE”), former Board of Directors
    • Council for Court Excellence (“CCE”), former Board of Directors
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Representative Experience

Data Security

  • Assisted hundreds of companies in responding to data security incidents and breaches.
  • Represented one of the largest human resource outsourcing companies before the FTC following data security breach.
  • Conducted detailed assessments of data security breach preparations of numerous companies including national franchise with 2000+ locations, and top 5 department store chains.

Data Privacy

  • Has helped hundreds of companies comply with the GDPR and the CCPA.
  • Represented consumer tracking technology company before the FTC in connection with privacy investigation.
  • Represented facial recognition technology provider before the FTC in connection with privacy investigation.
  • Routinely advises and counsels retailers, service providers, SaaS providers, and technology companies concerning data privacy related issues.

Advertising / Consumer Protection

  • Represented retailers, cosmetics companies, and automotive companies before the FTC in connection with advertising related investigations.
  • Represented leading cosmetics company and technology company in arbitration before the National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureau.

Publications

Mr. Zetoony publishes numerous works on data privacy and security.  While a complete list of his publications in the past several years can be found here, below is a selection of some of his larger recent publications:

  • David Zetoony, The EU GDPR General Data Protection Regulation: Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions, American Bar Association (2018)
  • David Zetoony Ed., Data Privacy and Security: A Practical Guide for In-House Counsel (2018).
  • David Zetoony, et al., California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA): Practical Guide (2018).
  • David Zetoony, et al., 2017 Data Breach Litigation Report: A Comprehensive Analysis of Class Action Lawsuits Involving Data Security Breaches Filed in the United States District Courts, 21 J. Consumer & Com. Law 74 (2018)
  • David Zetoony Ed., Data Privacy and Security: A Practical Guide for In-House Counsel (2017).
  • David Zetoony and Jena Valdetero, Data Security Breach Handbook for Restaurants and the Food Service Industry (2016)
  • David Zetoony and Jena Valdetero, Data Security Breach Handbook for Hotels, Venues, & the Hospitality Industry, (2016).

Speaking Engagements

Mr. Zetoony has spoken at numerous venues and conferences. Below is a selection of some of his speaking engagements from the last two years: