08 May 2019 at 14:18 BST

Law firm offers new protection data tool for in-house counsel

Norton Rose Fulbright launches NT Analyzer technology product to track data and manage compliance.

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Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has announced the launch of Network Traffic (NT) Analyzer, a data protection tool suite to help companies detect and track the collection and sharing of data.

Myriad laws

This high-tech offering will help businesses determine if they comply with various laws and regulations related to protecting people’s personal, financial, medical and other information. NT Analyzer value offer is that the data it detects is not otherwise visible to companies as they try to comply with a myriad of data privacy and data protection laws on a global level. The tool suite then provides insights about how the data collected may be covered by various global privacy and data protection laws, such as GDPR, the ePrivacy Directive and the California Consumer Privacy Act. The tool can test a company’s data in any Norton Rose Fulbright office, in the cloud, on-site and elsewhere upon request. It also provides powerful features that allow users to immediately navigate from high-level summaries to particular data of interest in the network traffic itself. This is valuable for technical and development teams who support remediation efforts around privacy and data protection.

Perilous and unnecessary

Steven Roosa, Norton Rose Fulbright’s head of NRF Digital Analytics and Technology Assessment Platform, led the development effort of NT Analyzer, with substantial input from the firm’s global data protection, privacy and cybersecurity team. Mr Roosa, who advises companies on a wide array of technology and legal issues pertaining to privacy and data security, said “Companies are forced to rely on representations of third parties in the ad ecosystem and others for information about data collection and sharing. This approach is perilous and, now, unnecessary. NT Analyzer empowers companies to control their own data due diligence.”

 
   
 
 
 

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