Attorneys familiar with the European GDPR are acquainted with the bifurcation of the world into controllers and processors. For purposes of European data privacy, a “controller” refers to a company that either jointly or alone “determines the purposes and means” of how personal data will be processed. A “processor” refers to a company (or
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.