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As a certified information privacy professional, Eric Cook advises businesses regarding a myriad of consumer privacy regulations. Eric has advised multiple businesses regarding their data privacy obligations as they relate to the provision of website and mobile applications to their users, particularly when collecting location, audio, child, and biometric data. Eric advises businesses regarding their website accessibility obligations with interest in the intersection of privacy, machine learning, and bias. He offers extensive trial experience with 150 bench trials as Assistant City Prosecutor for the City of Cincinnati. Finally, Eric has extensive experience managing projects, cases, and clients as well as steering clients through complex regulatory frameworks in order to optimize litigation actions and outcomes.

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Experience

Legal Work Highlights

Eric provides counsel to businesses regarding their data privacy and security practices. Specifically:

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

  • Provides counsel concerning the collection of personal information from children, specifically location, age, and voice information.
  • Drafts privacy policies, terms of use, and COPPA compliant notices for mobile and website applications.
  • Guides businesses regarding notice and actual knowledge.

The Telephone Consumer Privacy Act (TCPA)

  • Provides counsel regarding notice, consent, opt-out, and other requirements.
  • Advises concerning exceptions in healthcare context and applicability of TCPA to B2B communications.
  • Counsels on the business impact and potential liability costs associated with call and text message communications.

State Biometric Privacy Laws

  • Recommends the proper of third-party biometric systems for employees and its regulation, by state-specific biometric privacy laws and state breach notification laws.
  • Counsels regarding the use of biometric systems in Illinois, Texas, Arkansas, Connecticut, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and South Carolina.
  • Advises on notice, consent, destruction, and security of biometric information.

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

  • Prepares data processing addendum to help international businesses comply with CCPA provisions regarding service providers.
  • Conducts data mapping/inventory for businesses in order to comply with abbreviated notice and California-specific privacy policy.
  • Draft California specific privacy policy, draft employee and job applicant privacy notice in addition to providing.

In addition, Eric provides the following services:

  • Drafts rules for promotions, sweepstakes, and contests throughout the U.S.
  • Counsels business regarding potential litigation outcomes for product advertising and labeling claims regulated by the FDA and NAD.
  • Counsels businesses regarding website accessibility compliance, including providing advice prior to litigation and post settlement regarding WCAG 2.0 requirements and legal interpretation of compliance efforts.
  • Drafts technology agreements for ed-tech providers with focus on data privacy obligations.

Education

Clerkship

Eric served as a clerk for the court and judge below:

Judicial Extern for the Honorable Sandra S. Beckwith in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

Bar Membership

Eric is licensed to practice in the following state:

Ohio, 2013

Courts

Eric is admitted to practice before the following court:

United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, 2015

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2019, 2020

Top 40 under 40, National Trial Lawyers, 2018

CIPP/U.S. Certified Information Privacy Professional, IAPP

 

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Board of Directors for the Cincinnati Bar Association

Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati – Vice President, 2019-2020

Beyond Civility

Committee on the Judiciary

International Association for Privacy Professionals

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Activities

M.O.R.E Advisor