Hunter Ferguson

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Hunter Ferguson is a partner in the Litigation group and has a broad range of experience with all phases of litigation in state and federal courts. Hunter devotes considerable time to counseling clients on information privacy and cybersecurity issues, including strategies for securing personally identifiable information (PII), data breach incident response, and litigation. He also focuses a substantial portion of his practice on appeals and has prepared merits and amicus briefing and petitions for review and certiorari at every level of state and federal courts. Additionally, Hunter has experience with product liability matters and a wide variety of commercial disputes, including copyright, trademark, trade secrets, and employment litigation, and he represents shippers and local governments in railroad matters. Hunter is the founder of Notice of Appeal.

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Working from Home? Here are 12 Steps to Reduce Data Privacy and Security Risk

Businesses are instituting widespread remote work policies and procedures to facilitate social distancing and “flatten the curve.” Enterprises simultaneously need to be mindful of increased data privacy and security risks. The risks can range from pandemic-related phishing emails to increased pressure on network architecture to well-intentioned employee shortcuts. Hackers will try to take advantage of … Continue Reading

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act in the Age of COVID-19

The U.S. Department of Education released some FAQs related to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and corona virus. The Department’s Student Privacy Policy Office prepared the FAQs to assist officials in educational agencies and institutions such as school districts, schools, colleges and universities in managing public health issues related to COVID-19 while … Continue Reading

CCPA is Coming – Is Your Business Prepared For The Data Requests & Lawsuits?

Does your business collect personal information from residents in California? Does it monitor user activity on its website? If so, there is a good chance it will need to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), which takes effect January 1, 2020. Following the European Union’s implementation of GDPR, California adopted the CCPA, which … Continue Reading

Privacy Attorney Dustin Berger Achieves (ISC)2 CISSP Certification

Stoel Rives LLP is pleased to announce that information privacy & data security attorney Dustin Berger has been recognized as an (ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). This certification demonstrates an individual’s understanding of cybersecurity strategy and its hands-on implementation. It also confirms that the holder has the advanced knowledge and technical skills to … Continue Reading