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Kristen J. Mathews is head of the Privacy & Cybersecurity Group and a member of the Technology, Media & Telecommunications Group.

Kristen focuses her practice on technology, e-commerce and media-related transactions and advice, with concentrations in the areas of data privacy, data security, direct marketing and online advertising. She regularly advises clients on a wide range of matters, including privacy and data security compliance, customer authentication, responding to data security breach incidents, preparing privacy and data security policies, data profiling, behavioral marketing, open source software issues, financial privacy, children's privacy, international privacy, health care privacy, identity theft prevention, geolocational privacy, mobile marketing, social networking, payment card data security and telematics.

Kristen has been ranked for multiple years by Chambers USA, Chambers Global and Legal 500 as a top lawyer in the Privacy and Data Protection space who "stays current with the most cutting-edge issues and is incredibly responsive" and for her "extensive knowledge" and "excellent services."

Kristen's clients cross all industries and include retailers, consumer and business service providers, financial institutions, health care institutions, accounting firms, insurance companies, telecommunications and media companies, entertainment conglomerates, online businesses, information aggregators, print and electronic publishers, consumer products conglomerates, automobile companies, technology, hardware and software vendors, and educational entities.

During the course of her career, Kristen's practice has evolved and grown with her clientele to address the most cutting-edge technology and data protection issues. Kristen always brings to the table experience, practicality, creativity, and a desire to enable her client's business purposes.

Kristen's vast authorships and speaking engagements in her practice areas reflect her depth of knowledge and understanding of the issues that her clients face, both from a practical and legal perspective. She is the editor of the leading treatise in her area "Proskauer on Privacy," published by the Practising Law Institute. She is the editor of Proskauer’s Privacy Law Blog at, and the chair of Proskauer's annual “Proskauer on Privacy” conference. She is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals ("IAPP") and is accredited by IAPP as a certified information privacy professional (CIPP).

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