Technology, Media and Privacy Law
The lawyers in Sidley’s Technology, Media and Privacy Law area handle litigation, counseling and regulatory work for both media and non-media clients on issues arising from the collection, publication, dissemination and protection of data and information assets. Our lawyers help clients advance and protect their reputations, publications, networks, databases and other information assets. We represent clients in court and before enforcement and regulatory agencies. We also provide compliance counseling and analysis and advice on how information may be communicated to the public, shared with or extracted from third parties or insulated against unauthorized access.
Our clients face a convergence of traditional media and content providers into an information economy driven by Internet technologies. In light of this environment, our Technology, Media and Privacy Law team is interdisciplinary and international in scope. The group includes litigators, intellectual property lawyers and regulatory counsel as well as appellate and white collar lawyers. Members of the team practice in all of the firm’s domestic offices and function as a global practice group with colleagues based in the European Union and Asia. In particular, our lawyers in Los Angeles and Chicago have done extensive work on traditional media law issues, such as defending defamation, privacy, copyright and trademark lawsuits and seeking access to information on behalf of media law clients. Our lawyers in Washington, D.C. have extensive experience in issues involving privacy, data protection, information security, records retention, E-commerce, Internet law and cybercrimes. Another group of lawyers in Washington, D.C. has a strong record of handling regulatory issues before the Federal Communications Commission on behalf of media clients. Our lawyers in Dallas have extensive experience in copyright, trademark and trade dress issues.
While information law is necessarily a broad concept, the group’s lawyers are focused on complex and fast-evolving legal areas involving First Amendment rights, defamation, privacy, the use or abuse of data, the Internet, information technologies and computer systems, and copyrights and trademarks.