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Arda advises businesses on navigating complex data privacy and cybersecurity issues. He focuses on designing and maintaining privacy and security programs in compliance with existing and emerging U.S. and international privacy laws, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), Colorado Privacy Act (CPA), Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA), Utah Consumer Privacy Act (UCPA), and Connecticut Data Privacy Act (CTDPA). He is certified as a privacy professional by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (CIPP/US).

In addition to his privacy and security practice, Arda litigates state and federal appeals and original appellate proceedings primarily involving consumer financial services, intellectual property, and defaulted tax-exempt bonds. His appellate experience also encompasses a variety of other subject matters, including catastrophic personal injuries and wrongful death, professional negligence, breach of contract, dignitary and business torts, employment issues, civil rights, divorce, child custody, immigration, and white-collar crime. Beyond his advocacy in the appellate courts, Arda regularly provides litigation support to trial counsel through strategic analysis, legal research, and pre- and post-trial motion practice geared toward preserving error and positioning cases for success on appeal.

On June 6, 2023, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law SB 262, which grants Florida consumers certain rights relating to the processing of their personal data by businesses. Parts of SB 262 will come into effect in 2023.

This blog post aims to interpret the types of entities and individuals that will be