The best way to stay on good terms with your state’s Attorney General is to be proactive in establishing a relationship with them. Maybe don’t wait until you’ve had a breach to get to know your local enforcer. That seemed to be the message during a session at the IAPP’s Global Privacy Summit last week, featuring Matthew Fitzsimmons, CIPP/US, assistant attorney general in Connecticut; Patrice Malloy, CIPP/US, chief of multi-state privacy and security investigations in Florida; Paul Singer, assistant attorney general in Texas, and Alysa Hutnik, CIPP/US, partner at Kelley Drye & Warren. “It’s so good to reach out to your AG early, and just introduce yourself,” Fitzsimmons said, adding that most of the interactions his office has with companies seeking to simply educate the AG on practices or products is, "'That's fantastic, thanks so much for coming in.'" And that can go a long way in the event there's trouble later. Angelique Carson, CIPP/US, has the story in this exclusive for The Privacy Advisor.
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