Elizabeth K. “Bess” Hinson makes planning for privacy and cybersecurity risks her top priority. As Chair of the Cybersecurity & Privacy Practice, her primary areas of concentration include cyber and data risk management and governance, breach preparedness and response, crisis management, and global data privacy compliance.
Bess represents clients at all stages of incident response from investigation, notification, remediation, managing privacy class action risks, and defense of litigation and regulatory inquiry. She regularly counsels clients on cross-border data flows and navigating conflicts between foreign privacy laws and U.S. compliance obligations. She oversees and coordinates EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance assessment and implementation programs for clients. She has experience in privacy matters, including information governance and data management, online advertising, internal compliance policies, and consumer policies, including website and mobile application policies, vendor management, blockchain, and advising on privacy and security-related compliance strategies and programs.
Prior to entering private practice, Bess served as a law clerk to the Hon. Eugene E. Siler, Jr. on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.