Kathryn Rattigan is a member of the firm's Business Litigation Group and Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Team. She advises clients on data privacy and security, cybersecurity, and compliance with related state and federal laws. Kathryn also provides legal advice regarding the use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS, or drones) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations. She represents clients across all industries, such as insurance, health care, education, energy, and construction.
Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Compliance
Kathryn helps clients comply with all state and federal regulations related to data privacy and cybersecurity. She counsels clients facing government investigations over alleged non-compliance. She advises clients on the development of privacy and security plans, and how to best handle high-risk data to avoid breaches and cyber intrusions. Kathryn helps clients review, revise, and implement necessary policies and procedures under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and other federal and state laws and regulations. She assists businesses and organizations with measures to protect the security and confidentiality of personal and sensitive information. She provides guidance regarding privacy and data protection in connection with mobile devices, data storage technologies, mobile applications, and location-based services. Kathryn assists with the development of website and mobile app privacy policies and terms and conditions of use. She also advises clients on social media policies and practices, and 'Bring Your Own Device' in the workplace. She is a member of the firm's Financial Services Cyber-Compliance Team.
Unmanned Aerial Systems and FAA Compliance
Kathryn is a member of the firm’s Drone Compliance Team. As such, she advises clients on all legal issues surrounding the use of commercial drones, including navigation of Federal Aviation Administration regulations, commercial registration requirements, and Part 107 waivers. She reviews and prepares employee and subcontractor agreements for the piloting and use of drones. She advises commercial businesses on insurance options for adequate coverage for drone use. Kathryn is well versed on various local and state laws, regulations, and ordinances which apply to a business’ drone use. She assists clients with privacy and cybersecurity policies, procedures and programs to mirror the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s voluntary best practices, as well as other industry standards. Kathryn also handles drone-related litigation, such as claims involving manufacturing defects, personal injury, or property damage. She has given numerous presentations about implementing UAS into company infrastructure and privacy and cybersecurity issues related to drone use.
Kathryn counsels clients on HIPAA compliance, including assisting with employee training and providing guidance on the implementation of required and recommended Privacy Rule and Security Rule policies and procedures.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Kathryn M. Rattigan
- ACTS Retirement Services Faces Class Action over Data Breach (Posted On Thursday, August 11, 2022)
- FAA Issues Task Order for UTM Project at Griffiss International Airport (Posted On Thursday, August 11, 2022)
- Remote ID Ruling For FAA in RaceDayQuads Suit (Posted On Thursday, August 4, 2022)
- New Survey Shows that Americans are Ready for More Deliveries by Drone (Posted On Thursday, July 28, 2022)
- Location Data Industry Under Scrutiny for Inclusion of Planned Parenthood Clinics in their Services (Posted On Thursday, July 21, 2022)
- Public-Safety Drones Specialist Launches Humanitarian Rescue Program (Posted On Thursday, July 21, 2022)
- North Carolina to Provide Long-Range Health Care Deliveries by Drone (Posted On Thursday, June 30, 2022)
- University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Settles Data Breach Class Action for $450,000 (Posted On Thursday, June 16, 2022)
- China Launches First Crewless Drone Carrier (Posted On Thursday, June 16, 2022)
- San Diego Family Care Settles Data Breach Class Action for $1 Million (Posted On Thursday, June 16, 2022)
- Zipline Announces New Drone Detection and Avoidance System (Posted On Thursday, June 9, 2022)
- Automakers’ Lawsuit Opposing Updates to Massachusetts’ Right to Repair Law Lingers On (Posted On Thursday, June 9, 2022)
- Irish Aviation Authority Prosecutes Drone Operator for Illegal Use and Public Safety Risk (Posted On Thursday, June 2, 2022)
- Data Breach Class Action Against Radiology Companies Dismissed for Lack of Standing (Posted On Thursday, May 26, 2022)
- FTC Adopts Policy Statement to Increase Scrutiny for COPPA Violations (Posted On Thursday, May 26, 2022)
- Voiceprints and Biometric Litigation (Posted On Thursday, May 26, 2022)
- U.S. Agricultural Machinery Manufacturer Hit with Ransomware Attack (Posted On Thursday, May 12, 2022)
- Mediant Communications Settles Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit (Posted On Thursday, April 28, 2022)
- SuperCare Health Hit with Another Data Breach Class Action (Posted On Thursday, April 28, 2022)
- Another Data Breach Lawsuit for Lakeview Loan Servicing (Posted On Thursday, April 28, 2022)
The National Law Review named Kathryn Rattigan of Robinson Cole as a Go-To Thought Leader for her range of articles on Data Privacy, emerging technologies and the legislation and cybersecurity implications for specific industries. Ms.Rattigan analyzes cybersecurity and newer technologies from multiple perspectives, contributing articles on CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act) implementation, FTC Enforcement actions involving COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), the privacy implications in the use of drones for construction projects, and the use of autonomous underwater vehicles.