Kristin Bryan is a data privacy litigator with deep expertise representing clients in bet-the-company data privacy, cybersecurity and data breach disputes in federal and state courts nationwide. She has obtained dismissals of multibillion-dollar privacy litigations where plaintiffs alleged that her client’s business practices violated federal and state privacy laws.
Kristin is a pragmatic litigator with broad experience defending data privacy, cybersecurity and data breach disputes, including in the class action and multidistrict litigation context. She has litigated cases brought under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA), the Driver Privacy Protection Act (DPPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), as well as class actions asserting deceptive trade practice claims based on privacy practices. Kristin has also advised clients concerning claims brought under the Illinois Biometric Privacy Act (BIPA).
Kristin has represented clients in data breach litigations regarding the alleged disclosure of personal information and protected health information regulated under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). As a natural extension of her litigation experience, Kristin has also represented clients in state and federal regulatory investigations regarding their privacy practices.
Kristin is CIPP/US certified. She is Editor in Chief of the firm’s data privacy blog Consumer Privacy World and has published over 270 articles on developments regarding data privacy and cybersecurity. Kristin is the co-chair of the International Association of Privacy Professional (IAPP)’s KnowledgeNet Chapter for Cleveland and is on the IAPP’s Privacy Bar Advisory Board. She is a 2020-21 Vice Chair of the ABA TIPS Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Committee. Prior to joining the firm, Kristin worked at an international law firm in New York, specializing in Data Strategy & Security. During this time, she was recognized by the Legal Aid Society for her commitment to public service.
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