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Hunton Andrews Kurth Partner Lisa Sotto Joins US Delegation to Brazil to Address Cybersecurity and Data Policy Standards

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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP partner and chair of the global privacy and
cybersecurity practice, Lisa
, was invited by U.S. government officials and the U.S. Chamber
of Commerce to travel to Brazil as a member of a delegation that met
with Brazilian government agencies and industry representatives in the
process of considering the country’s cybersecurity strategy. Sotto is
recognized as a thought leader on privacy and cybersecurity matters and
she and her team, in coordination with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce,
recently issued a report
proposing a framework for effective data breach notification legislation
across the globe.

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Lisa Sotto, partner and chair of the global privacy and cybersecurity practice at Hunton Andrews Kur ...

Lisa Sotto, partner and chair of the global privacy and cybersecurity practice at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, traveled to Brazil as a member of a U.S. delegation to address cybersecurity and data policy standards. (Photo: Business Wire)

In addition to offering insight on U.S. data and cybersecurity policy,
Sotto participated in a roundtable organized by the Cyber Defense
Command in Brazil focused on implementing the U.S. Department of
Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology cybersecurity
framework in critical infrastructure sectors such as finance,
communications, nuclear and energy. During the trip, she also met with
the country’s National Telecommunications Agency and its Ministry of
Justice and Public Security.

“Given the ubiquity of data and the fact that a single incident can
impact information about individuals from around the world, there is an
urgent need for international alignment on guiding principles related to
cybersecurity and data policy standards,” Sotto said. “Effective
cybersecurity standards, for instance, enable companies to operate
efficiently in a global environment,” she added. “I am pleased to have
joined this esteemed delegation to promote this awareness and to provide
guidance and assistance toward that end.”

Hunton Andrews Kurth’s privacy and cybersecurity practice has been
ranked as a leader in its field. The firm has been ranked
by Computerworld magazine as the top law firm globally
for privacy and data security in all its surveys. Chambers and Partners
also ranked Hunton Andrews Kurth for privacy and data security practice
in its Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Chambers USA and Chambers
UK guides.

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