Taft attorney Zachary Heck contributed an article entitled, “The Ohio Data Protection Act – Incentivizing Businesses with a Sword to Fight Breaches and a Shield to Defend in Litigation” to the May issue of the Dayton Bar Association magazine. The article focuses on the new Ohio Data Protection Act (ODPA) which provides companies conducting business in Ohio with a safe harbor from particular litigation resulting from a data breach.
Heck’s practice focuses on privacy and data security, where he assists clients in the areas of privacy compliance, defense litigation, class action defense and guidance in the aftermath of an information security event, including data breach. Zach has experience advising clients with respect to FTC investigations, federal privacy regulations such as HIPAA, FCRA, TCPA and GLBA, as well as state laws governing personally identifiable information. For his clients, he also provides regulatory analysis, risk management, policy development, training and audits. Zach speaks and writes regularly on cutting-edge data privacy and cybersecurity issues and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional in the field of United States laws and regulations. Additionally, he serves as Chair of the Dayton Bar Association’s Editorial Board.