Covington & Burling

In an increasingly regulated world, Covington has an exceptional ability to help clients navigate their most complex business problems, deals, and disputes. Regulatory issues, including cybersecurity and privacy, are now at the top of the agenda for many companies. Covington’s industry-leading cybersecurity and privacy practice has been advising clients throughout the world for more than 20 years. We have a broad-based team of lawyers at all levels with deep experience handling cybersecurity matters, including complete teams practicing in the finance, healthcare, and technology sectors. In China, we are able to leverage our global cybersecurity and privacy expertise to assist companies in navigating fast-evolving Chinese data security and privacy rules in key areas.  Our team regularly advises clients on new regulatory requirements introduced by China’s Cybersecurity Law, its implementing regulations and related national standards; privacy and security audits; regulatory compliance advice in connection with specific business practices, including preparing and updating privacy policies, privacy-by-design, data retention policies, and standard operating procedures; data localization and cross-border data transfers; and data breach prevention and response. Our clients in China include leading companies across numerous sectors, including consumer products, financial services, healthcare, Internet services, business services, airlines, and telecommunications. 

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