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Many businesses are heavily dependent on online technology and IT in their day to day operations. As these needs increase, so do the number of laws relating to cybersecurity. It's now more important than ever that businesses keep on top of any changes that could directly impact them. Our tech-savvy lawyers are the ideal fit to help your business stay on track and more importantly, stay safe.

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Scott Blackmer

Scott Blackmer

Scott leads the Americas Management Team. Previously a partner at WilmerHale, Scott advises private and federal clients in technology and is regarded as a leading authority in intellectual property and international trade. He has served as an advisor on privacy, data protection and digital identity to various Fortune 500 entities as well as government organizations.

With extensive experience in all matters related to data protection and cybersecurity, in both consumer and human resources contexts, Scott is an expert in a wide range of legal issues that companies face in online and mobile business, especially across borders.

Phone: (+1) 801 953 3858

Email: sblackmer@first-law.com

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Qualifications

  • University of California at Berkeley, JD with honors, 1981
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, BA with honors, 1975
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1970-73
  • Université de Grenoble, France, 1972

Languaes

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • German

Cyber Security insights


Schrems II: Narrowing Options for Moving Data
Cyber Security

Schrems II: Narrowing Options for Moving Data

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) delivered its judgement in “Schrems II” on July 16, 2020, invalidating one of the common methods for legally sharing personal data between entities in the EU / EEA and their affiliates or vendors in the US – the EU-US Privacy Shield program, in which more than 5300 US companies are enrolled -- and casting doubt on the future of the mechanism employed by most companies in the EEA to transfer data abroad, the EU-approved Standard Contract Clauses (“SCCs”).  Alternatives are available, but they are more limited and are also under pressure.

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Covid-19 & The Cloud: A Lasting Impact
Cyber Security

Covid-19 & The Cloud: A Lasting Impact

FLI partners are meeting the needs of clients during the painful stages of COVID-19 quarantines and lockdowns, as well as the various phases of cautious re-opening of business. Sadly, this comes with occasional regression to shuttered plants and offices with renewed outbreaks of the novel coronavirus. In each of these phases, IT and communications play a critical role, bringing heightened cybersecurity risks and new privacy challenges that are pushing enterprises to make changes that will likely last beyond the current crisis.

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GDPR: Brexit Implications on UK, EEA & Third Countries
Cyber Security

GDPR: Brexit Implications on UK, EEA & Third Countries

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) controls how organizations collect, use and store personal data. It applies to both businesses based in the European Economic Area (EEA) and to those with no physical establishment in the EU, but with operations that fall into the extraterritorial scope of the GDPR.  Fines for GDPR violations can reach €20m or 4% of the annual worldwide turnover (whichever is higher).

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Customers we are proud to work with in Cyber Security:

Polar Power Inc.
DHL
Caterpillar
Rand Corporation
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