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Christine E. Lyon

Christine E. Lyon

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Palo Alto, CA, USA


Christine Lyon advises organizations on cutting-edge issues related to the collection, use, sharing, and safeguarding of data, including personal information of customers and employees. She serves as a trusted advisor, working with clients to develop global strategies to comply with U.S. and international privacy and data protection laws.

Christine’s practice spans a variety of industry sectors, from information technology services to consumer products, and covers clients ranging from start-ups to large multinationals. She advises technology companies on building privacy protections into their offerings, including connected products and services (Internet of Things), cloud-based and mobile services, and social media initiatives, as well as on managing the related “Big Data” implications. She also assists clients in evaluating and managing privacy risks, including in strategic transactions such as IT outsourcing, and mergers and acquisitions.

Christine began her career as an employment lawyer and continues to counsel companies about employment practices, with a particular focus on employee privacy (such as employee monitoring, investigations, and background checks), compliance with federal and state employment laws, and managing key aspects of employment relationships. She brings a collaborative, practical approach to helping companies manage their data and their workforces.

Legal 500 US recognized Ms. Lyon as a “rising star” in the area of privacy and data protection and recommended her for cyber law, and she received The Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing. She frequently writes and speaks on the topics of global data protection laws, workplace privacy issues, and data security laws. She is a co-editor of Global Employee Privacy and Data Security Law (BNA Books) and a member of the editorial board of the World Data Protection Report.

Christine E. Lyon is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Balancing Employee Privacy and Sound Company Management: Overview of Key Employee Privacy Laws (February 2017) - Eighteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law, Thursday, June 15, 2017
Big Data Can Lead to Big Legal Problems for Companies (June 4, 2016) - Eighteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law, Thursday, June 15, 2017
Privacy Laws in Latin America, the Caribbean and Asia (March 2017) - Eighteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law, Thursday, June 15, 2017
Privacy and Data Security Issues in Outsourcing - Outsourcing 2017: ITO, BPO and Cloud, Monday, October 02, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Privacy and Data Security Issues in Outsourcing - Outsourcing 2017: ITO, BPO and Cloud, Monday, November 06, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Privacy and Data Security Issues in Outsourcing - Privacy and Data Security Issues in Outsourcing, Monday, November 06, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Privacy and Data Security Issues in Outsourcing - Privacy and Data Security Issues in Outsourcing, Monday, November 06, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Outsourcing 2017: ITO, BPO and Cloud, Thursday, November 09, 2017, New York, NY
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