Peter F. McLaughlin Partner, Privacy & Data Security, Burns & Levinson LLP
Peter McLaughlin is a partner in the Boston office of Burns & Levinson and a leader of the firm’s Privacy & Data Security practice. He has nearly 20 years of experience advising U.S. and international clients on their handling of corporate and personal information and complying with cybersecurity, privacy, and data protection standards.
After having been Assistant GC (Privacy & Security) and global privacy officer for a multinational as far back as 2005, with a total 7 years of in-house experience, McLaughlin appreciates the importance of practical guidance to clients. Now in private practice, McLaughlin counsels clients with respect to a broad range of technology transactions, privacy and security issues. These predominantly touch: 1) the domestic and global handling of personal data, including the EU, GDPR preparedness, and Privacy Shield compliance; 2) information security programs (across industries), Internet of Things, US and multinational security reviews, and post-incident responses with management of forensic teams; and 3) innovative uses of information and technology, such as digital health and life sciences, advertising and consumer marketing, Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, facial recognition, and analytics.
Mr. McLaughlin is a regular contributor to blogs, magazines, and journals, and he has presented at events by: PLI; Privacy Xchange Forum; RSA Conference; mHIMSS; IAPP; HIPAA Summit; World IP Forum; and others.
McLaughlin received his J.D. from Georgetown Law in 1993 and his B.A. from Columbia in 1986.