Eckert Seamans’ Matthew Meade Named to Lead Group Charged with Drafting New Model Data Breach Notification Law


Alumnus Matthew Meade ’92, a member of Eckert Seamans and noted authority on data security and privacy, was named to lead the Sedona Conference Working Group 11 (Data Security and Privacy Liability) Brainstorming Group. The group is charged with drafting a new model data breach notification law.

Meade, who is also a member of the Sedona Conference Working Group Series Leadership Council, concentrates his practice in the area of data security providing advice to clients regarding data breaches, information and records management, and other areas concerning data security. He helps clients identify business risks associated with the use and storage of sensitive information. Meade regularly guides clients through security incident investigations, analysis, communications, and, if necessary, responding to regulatory inquiries and litigation. He advises clients on security breach notification laws and other U.S. state and federal data security requirements (including laws regarding disposal of records). Additionally, Meade drafts agreements addressing issues related to data use, privacy, and security. He also prepares document retention and management policies and develops associated training programs.


He earned his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 1992 and his B.A. from Yale College in 1987. Meade has served as a co-chair of the ABA’s First, Second, and Third Annual National Cybersecurity Institute (2016-2018).

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