Steve serves as Counsel for Cyber, Data Privacy & Technology at Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP (www.parkerpoe.com), a 300-attorney law firm with offices in 8 cities, including Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, GA. Steve works in the Charleston, S.C. office.
Steve is an experienced software licensing attorney with deep cybersecurity and data privacy expertise. He holds the CIPP/E (Europe) and CIPM (Certified Information Privacy Manager) certifications for data privacy and will secure the new certification for artificial intelligence (Artificial Intelligence Governance Professional). Steve advises U.S. and international companies on the full range of data protection laws, including GDPR, CCPA, CPRA, the Colorado Privacy Act, the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act and the 12 other state data privacy laws, including Washington’s My Health My Data Act and Nevada’s and Connecticut’s new laws regulating consumer health data.
Steve enjoys operationalizing data privacy programs by conducting data inventories and drafting privacy policies & notices, data subject access requests, opt-in & opt-out consents, employee privacy notices, DPIAs, ROPAs, employee training programs, incident response policies, written information security programs and related documentation. Steve also conducts data privacy due diligence for corporate M&A transactions and provides strategic data management advice to global companies, consulting firms and investors.
With the arrival of artificial intelligence, Steve is closely following the expected wave of new regulations requiring notice of AI-generated content, disclosure of how AI algorithms work and proof that automated processing will not create discriminatory impacts.
Steve’s software expertise includes all forms of software development & licensing, including SaaS, Cloud, data hosting, IT services agreements and data security documentation such as data processing addenda, standard contractual clauses, data security frameworks and compliance with the EU-US Data Privacy Framework.