As the electronic storage and transmission of personal data becomes more widespread across all industries, the legal exposure for handling personal data has grown markedly. In the past decade, data breach-related class action lawsuits have greatly increased against companies across widely varying sectors of the economy, with claims totaling hundreds of billions of dollars. Bilzin Sumberg attorneys have extensive experience in assisting a diverse array of clients to navigate the legal complexity of data privacy and security. The firm's attorneys have advised companies on the creation of data policy provisions that comply with data privacy laws, the selection and implementation of proper data security measures, the investigation of data breaches, and the ensuing responses to affected parties, law enforcement and authorities in multiple jurisdictions. This experience has involved large, national firms, including Fortune 500 companies, and has dealt with highly complex and sensitive data breach and security issues.