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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 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.

On May 8, 2024, Colorado’s legislature enacted “An Act Concerning Consumer Protections in Interactions with Artificial Intelligence Systems” (SB205), a state law that comprehensively regulates the use of certain “Artificial Intelligence (AI)” systems.[1] The law is aimed at addressing AI bias, establishing a requirement of human oversight throughout the life cycle of

Greenberg Traurig’s study of the website practices of the Fortune 500 revealed that of the 28% of Fortune 500 companies that have an arbitration provision in their terms of use agreement, the companies were split as to which arbitration provider (if any) was named. The American Arbitration Association has the largest percentage at 56%, with

When Implementing New Privacy Requirements, Don’t Forget User Perception

Recent events involving famous podcaster and comedian Joe Rogan and fitness device company Polar are a lesson in the delicate balancing act businesses face between privacy compliance and a positive user experience.

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A Backdrop of New Privacy Norms

Considering new and stringent privacy regulations, companies are

Greenberg Traurig’s study of the website practices of the Fortune 500 revealed that 28% of Fortune 500 companies have an arbitration provision in their terms of use agreement. This data underscores the split on the usefulness of arbitration provisions seen from company to company. Greenberg Traurig’s study found that companies with more comprehensive terms of

In September 2021, Quebec’s Parliament passed Law 25 (formerly Bill 64), which significantly overhauled the Act Respecting the Protection of Personal Information in the Private Sector. Law 25 imposes several new obligations on enterprises who do business in Quebec, which obligations have periodically gone into effect since the enactment of Law 25.

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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.

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A recent study by Greenberg Traurig revealed that 92% of Fortune 500 companies have a website terms of use agreement in place. This data not only underscores the significance of such agreements for large enterprises but also emphasizes the Fortune 500’s understanding of the importance of terms of use as a crucial legal protection for

In September 2021, Quebec’s Parliament updated its data privacy regime by passing the Act to Modernize Legislative Provisions as Regards the Protection of Personal Information, 2021 (“Law 25”). It is critical to determine whether an organization is subject to Law 25, as there are potential fines of up to 4% of an organization’s worldwide turnover.

Data protection authorities worldwide, including France’s Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), the California attorney general (CAG), and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), recently have indicated their intention to increase privacy enforcement efforts against mobile apps. As the digital landscape continues to evolve, data protection and privacy concerns remain

How to Maximize Efficiency and Reduce Risk in Contract Negotiations

Contracts are the lifeblood of commercial relationships. Negotiating these contracts can be time-consuming, complex, and fraught with legal risks. A well-crafted “playbook” for contract negotiations can significantly streamline the process, mitigate potential risks, and ultimately save time and money for your organization and in-house counsel.