The Technology Innovation Privacy Security law blog is written by the Burns & Levinson Privacy & Data Security team. TIPS offers insight into legal and regulatory developments on privacy, security, and data protection in the U.S. and around the world. We report on new rules affecting personal information and how they are being enforced, interesting technology developments, and practical steps for any organization trying to interpret and apply the rules to their business.


Peter McLaughlin

Peter McLaughlin is a partner in Burns & Levinson’s Privacy & Data Security Group. He represents clients across myriad industry sectors with respect to rules governing personal information; responding to regulators from the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and state attorneys general; and supporting post-enforcement compliance obligations.

After having been Assistant GC (Privacy & Security) and the global privacy officer for a multinational firm as far back as 2005, Peter now advises clients with respect to a broad range of technology transactions, privacy, and security issues.

These predominantly touch: 1) the domestic and international handling of personal data; 2) the development and assessment of legally defensible cybersecurity programs, and post-incident responses with management of forensic teams; and 3) innovative uses of information and technology, such as digital health and life sciences, wearables, electronic marketing, Internet of Things, cloud services, autonomous vehicles, facial recognition, and analytics.

He can be reached by phone at 617.345.3282, and by email at pmclaughlin@burnslev.com.