Ellen Giblin

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B.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst
M.A., Boston College
J.D., Suffolk University Law School

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Areas of expertise: International and domestic cybersecurity, including cyber hacking, response and remediation, cyber-attacks and data breach. Data security, including information/classification, records management, vendor management and enterprise risk management.

Giblin is counsel in the Boston office of Locke Lord Edwards, focusing her practice on global privacy and data protection and data breach response. She is internationally recognized in the area of cybersecurity, privacy, data security, breach response, investigations and information governance. Giblin has years of legal and risk management experience in executing client enterprise-wide information governance, risk and compliance project engagements. Such engagements include risk assessment, data mapping and information classification, data minimization, records management, and leading compliance remediation project teams. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional.

Giblin provides legal advice and guidance in all aspects of information governance. Her experience includes advising clients on records management, data classification and mapping, privacy, data protection, data security, cyber and data breach incident response, regulatory risk management and vendor management, contracts negotiation, and creating enterprise-wide training, policies and procedures. She has deep experience in compliance with GLBA, HIPAA, state data breach and global data security laws, background checks and screening under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, identity theft and laws related to monitoring employees in the digital workplace. In addition, Giblin possesses a background of board-level advising on risk tolerance and extensive U.S., Canadian and European Union data protection and compliance in the global transfer of data assets. As the founder and moderator of PrivacyHub, a LinkedIn Group established in 2008, she has demonstrated her deep knowledge of regulatory forecasting, recognizing upstream risk and the effective use of social media to create a community of experts and academics available to collaborate on this dynamic and burgeoning discipline.