On October 8, 2020, Reed Freeman was quoted in The American Lawyer on a boom in lateral movement among privacy attorneys.
According to the article, data privacy, which had been growing pre-pandemic, saw an average of 95 moves over the past three years. In 2020 there have been 139 moves so far. Experts say the data privacy movement is tied to the recent implementation of California’s new privacy law, the California Consumer Privacy Act, as well as privacy concerns arising from the coronavirus pandemic as companies and governments roll out contact tracing apps—especially for firms with European clients, where tracing is much more common.
“There are employee privacy issues with taking medical measurements and tracking them and taking answers to questions regarding who they’ve been in contact with,” said Freeman.
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