Episode 71: The Practice of Privacy Law


When it comes to data privacy, the legal and regulatory environment is changing faster than ever.

While in the United States, no federal privacy law exists, there’s a growing sentiment from those who are watching closely that things are about to change.

In this episode of Privacy Files, we talk to privacy law attorney Alan Chapell. Alan is the Founder of Chapell & Associates, a legal consulting firm that helps digital media companies navigate the challenges associated with regulations, public policy and the overall marketplace as it relates to privacy.

From serving as Chief Privacy Officer for startups to transitioning into a general counsel role for more established organizations, Alan’s primary goal is to help companies maximize opportunities while avoiding the major pitfalls.

Alan is also the Chief Analyst and Publisher of The Chapell Report, a monthly research report focusing on the most important topics pertaining to digital media and privacy.

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In this interview, Alan reflects on the significant changes that have taken place over the last twenty years in the digital media industry.

We talk about the impact that artificial intelligence (AI) is having on digital media and privacy.

Alan has consulted in more than 25 bankruptcy cases, including General Motors, Chrysler, Eddie Bauer, Atari and St. Vincent’s hospitals. Related to this topic, we discuss a little about the dangers involved with mergers and acquisitions and why it so critical for companies to conduct their due diligence before finalizing any agreements to ensure the company will be compliant with privacy laws and regulations.

Alan is also a professional musician and talks about how his career in music inspired him to help the digital media industry raise its game in the privacy arena.

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