Personal information in the franchise relationship is an asset now more than ever. Whether the personal information is customer data, employee data, device data, loyalty, and rewards data, or otherwise, and regardless of the method of collecting the data, managing such personal information once collected is a crucial part of the franchise relationship.

Click here to read the full article, published in the Spring 2023 edition of The Franchise Lawyer.

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Tyler J. Thompson advises clients on data privacy and protection, technology contracts and contract processes, websites and mobile apps, digital accessibility, social media, and direct to consumer marketing. Tyler offers clients practical and efficient legal counsel, striving to manage costs and risk with

Tyler J. Thompson advises clients on data privacy and protection, technology contracts and contract processes, websites and mobile apps, digital accessibility, social media, and direct to consumer marketing. Tyler offers clients practical and efficient legal counsel, striving to manage costs and risk with business-friendly strategies.

With deep experience in digital compliance, Tyler focuses on handling all aspects of a client’s website or mobile app to pursue compliance while maintaining the best user experience. His practice also focuses on creating enforceable digital agreements with platform users, whether that platform is a website, SaaS, mobile app, or video game.

Tyler has designed and implemented privacy programs for clients from Fortune 500s to start ups, ensuring those clients are compliant with U.S. and international privacy laws. Tyler also advises on data retention and minimization, privacy by design, data inventories, and privacy impact assessments. Tyler is certified as a Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. In addition, he is a Certified Information Privacy Professional for the United States (CIPP/US), Europe (CIPP/E), Asia, (CIPP/A) and Canada (CIPP/C) as well as a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) and Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPP/T). Tyler is also an ISACA Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE).

In the technology space, Tyler has provided guidance on open source software, digital marketing, software licensing, and SaaS agreements. He also works with clients to modernize commercial contracting processes and privacy practices, enabling in-house attorneys to function more efficiently and conserve resources.

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Colin is a transactional attorney who focuses his practice on domestic and international franchising, licensing, and distribution matters and has 15 years of franchising experience as a paralegal, handling a variety of franchise-related matters. He advises emerging and mature companies with respect to…

Colin is a transactional attorney who focuses his practice on domestic and international franchising, licensing, and distribution matters and has 15 years of franchising experience as a paralegal, handling a variety of franchise-related matters. He advises emerging and mature companies with respect to planning, structuring, and implementing national and international franchise, distribution, and licensing programs, drafting franchise agreements, ancillary agreements, and franchise disclosure documents; regulatory compliance; and implementing compliance programs and system-wide standards.

Colin is also experienced in mergers and acquisitions of franchise systems. He routinely counsels franchise clients regarding complex franchise relationship issues and disputes.