Lawdragon profiled Partner Michael Canty as part of its “Lawyer Limelight” series. The in-depth Q&A covers everything from Michael’s early career as Assistant District Attorney in Nassau County, trying dozens of cases with a focus on national security and cybercrime to his current position as General Counsel and head of the Firm’s Consumer Cybersecurity and Data Privacy group.
Michael recalls the significance of the Facebook Biometric lawsuit in protecting personal consumer information and the impact it's having on cybersecurity as a whole. "One of the things that we see is the interplay between cybersecurity and the functioning of a corporation. So if a corporation can't properly protect its information, it really affects their bottom line either in their stock price because people don't have faith in the company to protect its information and also, for smaller corporations, there's a big financial hit through a hack" Michael said.
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