John has helped clients manage the rapidly evolving risks of an information-based society for decades. In John’s view, this is still the dawn of the information age as new capabilities arise every day, entailing multiparty business relationships and fresh concerns around data privacy, cyber security, and the evolving legal environment for emerging technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence.
As a Partner in Wiggin and Dana's Corporate Department and a member of the Outsourcing and Technology Practice Group and the Cybersecurity and Privacy Practice Group, John assists clients with transactions and advice in all aspects of information law.
For example, clients seek John’s guidance regarding new regulatory schemes such as the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA), which set stricter-than-ever guidelines on the use of personal data and impose harsh sanctions for violations. Clients also seek John’s guidance regarding privacy and security compliance risk in the growing economy of “intelligent” and “connected” devices (also known as the "Internet of Things"). John also advises regulated clients such as insurance and financial services companies and healthcare startups, regarding enhanced cybersecurity regulations such as New York State’s cybersecurity regulation. Compliance and liability risks in artificial intelligence and predictive analytics are also increasingly becoming client concerns, introducing new opportunities, risks, and regulations.
Articles in the National Law Review database by John B. Kennedy