Jon Neiditz leads the Big Data, Privacy and Information Security Practice at leading information law firm Kilpatrick Townsend and is listed as one of the Best Lawyers in America in Information Management Law. One of the first lawyers to focus on big data, Jon has led such practices at other major law and consulting firms, served as a senior advisor in government, chaired a number of nonprofit organizations, and implemented and managed in-house compliance programs.
Jon's clients and colleagues have often looked to him for what's next, and Jon enjoys nothing more than helping them make the most of trends that others may not see in practical terms yet. Beginning in 2010-11, most of that activity has been in grabbing big data by the horns as a means of helping organizations transform their business models and a way to infuse new value into the protection and governance of data assets, and in grappling effectively with cybersecurity challenges beyond personal information. Beginning in 2005, that was taking on data breach in ways that prevent harm, customer losses and lawsuits while containing costs. In 2000, Jon began to become and has remained one of the deepest and most pragmatic consultants in privacy law (HIPAA, GLBA, FCRA, COPPA, FERPA, TCPA, FTC, EU, AGs, and, on the security side, standards like PCI-DSS and NIST....177 endorsements below for "privacy law" (if you're into that) at last count). And before that he helped develop what have become many of the health reform ideas of both US political parties and health system changes. Technology, however, will remain the only driver of exponential rates of change in business, so Jon will continue to serve as a midwife for countless tech innovations, helping to make sure their privacy, cybersecurity, and realization of value from data all work.