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All modern data privacy statutes allow individuals the ability to request that organizations take certain actions in relation to their personal information. Organizations are not always required to take the actions requested, however, and often exercise discretion in terms of how to handle a data subject request. For example, if an individual asks an organization to correct information that they claim is inaccurate, an organization may decide that the information held in their possession is, in fact, accurate and either refuse the request or annotate the individual’s file to record the fact that the individual has raised a question regarding the accuracy of the personal information. Some modern data privacy statutes require that when an organization rejects a data subject request it provide individuals with a means of “appealing” the decision.

Click here for a breakdown of which state statutes require a system for appeals.

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David Zetoony, Co-Chair of the firm’s U.S. Data, Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice, focuses on helping businesses navigate data privacy and cyber security laws from a practical standpoint. David has helped hundreds of companies establish and maintain ongoing privacy and security programs, and he

David Zetoony, Co-Chair of the firm’s U.S. Data, Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice, focuses on helping businesses navigate data privacy and cyber security laws from a practical standpoint. David has helped hundreds of companies establish and maintain ongoing privacy and security programs, and he has defended corporate privacy and security practices in investigations initiated by the Federal Trade Commission, and other data privacy and security regulatory agencies around the world, as well as in class action litigation.

David receives regular recognitions from clients and peers for his knowledge and experience in the fields of data privacy and security. The National Law Journal named him a “Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Trailblazer,” JD Supra recognized him four times as one of the most widely read names when it comes to data privacy, cyber security, or the collection and use of data, and Lexology identified him six times as the top “legal influencer” in the area of technology, media, and telecommunications in the United States, the European Union, and in the context of cross-border transfers of information. He is the author of the American Bar Associations primary publication on the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and is writing the American Bar Associations primary publication on the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).