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Theodore P. Augustinos

Theodore P. Augustinos

Locke Lord LLP
Partner
Hartford, CT, USA


Ted Augustinos is a partner of Locke Lord LLP, an international law firm of 1000 lawyers in the US, UK and Asia.  He serves as a member of the Steering Committee of the firm’s Privacy and Cybersecurity Group, and is a leader of its Breach Response Team.  Ted has counselled clients in numerous industries, including financial services, healthcare, insurance, retail, public utilities, and education.  He has provided advice on collection, use and sharing of customer information, and breach preparedness and response. 

Ted has represented clients in many industries in responding to data breaches involving millions of affected individuals throughout the United States and around the world.  In the healthcare industry, he has represented large, internationally-known hospitals and hospital groups, as well as small physician’s practices and medical labs.  Ted has led teams of internal and external client resources in directing forensic investigations; analyzing applicable state, federal and foreign legal and regulatory requirements; preparing notifications to affected individuals and notices to contractual counterparties and governmental agencies; and responding to inquiries from various regulatory and enforcement agencies. 

Ted advises clients in compliance with myriad privacy and data security obligations, including those governing collection, use, transmission storage, and destruction of data.  He assists clients in product and website design, and the drafting and implementation of appropriate and compliant policies and procedures.

In breach preparedness, he provides advice on the development of incident response plans, and the assembly of appropriate teams to identify and address suspected data security incidents.  Ted often negotiates terms of vendor contracts and acquisition documents related to privacy and data security, including representations and warranties, and indemnification provisions.

A frequent speaker and writer, Ted is a Certified Information Privacy Professional accredited by the International Association of Privacy Professionals.  He is a graduate of St. Lawrence University and Boston University School of Law.

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