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December 2013

Gordon & Rees’s Andrew D. Castricone to Discuss Cybersecurity Issues on Radio Program

Gordon & Rees San Francisco partner Andrew D. Castricone will be a guest on the Dec. 9 “Privacy Piracy” radio program broadcast from UC Irvine’s KUCI 88.9 FM, where he will discuss cybersecurity issues with host Mari J. Frank.

On the program, which broadcasts from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., Castricone will talk about how businesses are vulnerable to hackers; what companies should do if a data breach occurs; and the ins and outs of protecting confidential information.

Castricone, head of Gordon & Rees’s Privacy & Data Security Practice Group, was also quoted recently in two articles in the Daily Journal: “Clients Aren’t the Only Ones Needing Cybersecurity Advice,” published Oct. 15, and “Liability Fears Mount Among Legislative Efforts to Stop Cyberattacks,” published Nov. 26.

In the October article, Castricone described how new technology created a higher risk given the expanding electronic sharing of personal and confidential information, which can leave consumers vulnerable to hackers and data breaches. However, he reported that, according to leading surveys and statistics, negligence, computer glitches, etc. - not hacking - lead to the most data breaches. Castricone counsels his clients to implement, employ, and adhere to sound privacy policies whenever handling personal information.

In addition to the Privacy & Data Security Practice Group, Castricone is a member of Gordon & Rees’s Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property, and Professional Liability Practice Groups. As a trial lawyer, he has substantial experience litigating complex matters in state and federal courts. Castricone manages a dynamic caseload that includes privacy, intellectual property, and copyright and trademark infringement matters and he handles a variety of business disputes, ranging from individuals with a contractual disagreement to class actions with multimillion-dollar claims.

To read more about the “Privacy Piracy” radio program, click here.

Andrew D. Castricone