Privacy, Data Security & E-Commerce


Just as information technology and Internet services continue to evolve at a rapid pace, so too do the laws governing them. For companies operating in this space, Dykema’s Privacy, Data Security and E-Commerce practice navigates these complex and developing laws to help ensure their data and products are well protected.

Our practice has developed from years of experience representing software developers, providers of software tools and applications, website developers and other Internet services companies. We also have substantial experience advising companies planning to outsource information technology functions, as well as those pursuing transactions or entering disputes in the technology field. In this work, we have been on both the vendor and the user sides of the equation and understand each party’s goals and viewpoints well—a key advantage for our clients.

When addressing your matter, we draw on this extensive experience and the perspectives of our diverse team to develop an effective legal strategy that ensures the security of your critical data and advances your competitive position.

We have significant experience representing clients in the following key areas of privacy, data security and e-commerce law:

  • Licenses, contracts and other agreements, including software licenses and development contracts, website development and hosting agreements and U.S. and international software distribution agreements
  • Counseling and compliance, including intellectual property protection of technology, electronic privacy matters, development of policies for electronic communications and computer use and advice on federal and state policies and regulations
  • Technology transactions, including joint ventures, e-commerce startups, sales and acquisitions of software companies and divisions and outsourcing of information technology functions

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