Cyber, Privacy and Data Security Expert at Morris Polich & Purdy LLP Authors New Book and Launches Cyber Website

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Morris Polich & Purdy LLP is pleased to announce that Thomson Reuters/Aspatore has published Understanding Privacy & Data Security: What You Need to Know authored by MPP partner Timothy J. Toohey, head of the firm's Cyber, Privacy and Data Security practice. The firm has also released this week a new website for its Cyber, Privacy and Data Security practice at, a website that explores the changing legal and technological developments affecting the fields of privacy and data security.

Tim's book is a timely and succinct exploration of the laws, controversies, and best practices that affect the ever-evolving fields of privacy and data security. The book discusses many of the issues that are currently dominating the headlines, including breaches of consumers' personal data, collection of information by companies and government surveillance. His non-technical book also describes practical steps for protecting privacy and security, including establishment of privacy and security policies, procedures and programs, cyber security insurance, privacy and security audits, and management of vendors and third parties.

Complementing the publication of Tim Toohey's book, Morris Polich & Purdy LLP has also released a new Cyber, Privacy and Data Security website The website provides information regarding current developments in these ever-changing fields, including actions by regulatory authorities, privacy, and data security breaches, privacy litigation and the effect of government collection of data on private businesses. The website provides useful links to privacy and data security resources, including state and federal laws and regulations, Federal Trade Commission reports and consent orders, international materials, and reports regarding cyber security issues.

"The publication of Tim's book and the release of our new website reflect the important work that MPP's cyber, privacy and data security lawyers are doing for our clients," said MPP Managing Partner Don Ridge. "As we see on a daily basis, privacy and data security issues are affecting businesses in all sectors, including retail, medical, financial services, products, and professional services. Our talented and experienced team is well equipped to help our clients proactively address the challenging privacy and data security issues that they confront."

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