Mark Paulding is a senior counsel at InfoLawGroup, which he joined in 2013. He is an experienced data privacy and security professional and attorney. Previously, Mark practiced law at Hogan Lovells US LLP. Prior to attending law school, Mark was an analyst in the Technology & Finance Group of Coopers & Lybrand Consulting, developing financial information systems for federal government agencies.
Mark has counseled a wide variety of businesses on data security, privacy, consumer protection, and antitrust matters. His practice includes conducting privacy and security risk and compliance assessments; development of security programs, policies, and procedures; development of privacy policies and procedures (including public-facing and internal policies); development and implementation of data de-identification procedures; and security incident investigation, response, and reporting. In addition, Mark has assisted various clients in the development and implementation of web content accessibility policies and procedures.
Mark has extensive experience advising clients regarding compliance with the FTC Act, HIPAA, the GLB Safeguards Rule, CAN-SPAM Act, ISO 27001 – 27002, PCI-DSS, NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection Standards, federal and state wiretap laws, and the state privacy and security laws adopted in Massachusetts, Nevada, and California. Mark has represented numerous clients during investigations and enforcement actions by the Federal Trade Commission, Department of Health and Human Services, and various state Attorneys General.
Mark provides privacy and security related counseling regarding commercial transactions. For example, he prepares and negotiates privacy and security terms within commercial agreements, including HIPAA business associate agreements. Mark performs privacy and security due diligence for proposed mergers and acquisitions.
In addition to his legal practice, Mark is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of YellowHat Laboratories, Inc., a provider of cybersecurity solutions to protect intellectual property and other critical enterprise secrets from malicious insiders and sophisticated cybercriminals. Mark is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School.