Maeve Olney’s practice focuses on privacy and cybersecurity law. Maeve is an associate with the firm’s global privacy and cybersecurity practice and assists clients with identifying and managing privacy and information security risks and compliance issues.
She routinely advises on compliance with myriad federal, state and international privacy and data security laws. She also has advised on data breach response and notification obligations for several large-scale cybersecurity incidents, and regularly assists clients with proactive cyber incident readiness activities.
Maeve’s active pro bono practice has included representing clients in a variety of veterans, immigration and public benefits matters.
She successfully represented an Army veteran who contested a VA denial of disability compensation for conditions related to military sexual trauma.
In addition, Maeve represents undocumented children in removal proceedings applying for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, and regularly volunteers with the New York City Bar Justice Center’s Legal Clinic for the Homeless, advocating for clients facing denials and reductions of public benefits.
- Regularly advises clients on data breach and cybersecurity incident response, including the engagement of third party services (such as forensic investigation firms, credit monitoring services, PR firms and call centers) and the preparation of breach notifications (pursuant to state breach notification laws and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act).
- Advises clients in putting together investigative reports and managing customer service responses to incident-related inquiries.
- Assisted a global retail and technology company with a cybersecurity incident affecting approximately 150 million user accounts, handling response efforts including notification and multi-jurisdictional investigations by regulators and data protection authorities.
- Prepares companies for certification to the Privacy Shield.
- Advises clients on the requirements, of and compliance with, federal and state privacy and information security laws (including the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018), as well as federal and state government investigations and enforcement actions for alleged data security and privacy violations.
- Assists clients with proactive cyber incident readiness, including developing data breach notification toolkits, preparing tabletop exercises, and creating or enhancing incident response plans and procedures.
- Advises clients on enhancing existing privacy and information security policies and procedures, such as online privacy notices and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies.
- Develops and enhances comprehensive records management programs for retailers, technology companies and financial services organizations.
- Assists with internal investigations of privacy- and data security-related allegations.
- JD, William & Mary Law School, cum laude, Notes Editor, William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law, 2016
- BA, Drew University, summa cum laude with specialized honors, 2013
- New York
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