XPAN is a Women-Owned international cybersecurity and data privacy law firm.

Our Recent Posts

  • Privacy Is the New Black
    It seems to have all started with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which was passed in 1996 and signed into law by […]
  • Cross-Border Data Management and Cybersecurity: Walking the Tightrope of Compliance and Business Efficiency
    This article originally appeared on KuppingerCole Analyst’s Blog on June 26, 2018 and is available in its original here. * * * * * Technology […]
  • Are You a Joint Controller with Facebook? The CJEU’s Judgment in Case C-210/16
    How many companies maintain business-oriented pages on Facebook?  Millions. In today’s social media driven economy — where individuals digest […]
  • Our First Year in Review
    Dear Family, Friends, Team, Colleagues, and Everyone, XPAN is celebrating its First Anniversary — and what a wild adventure it has been. On […]
  • And the Saga Continues: On The Road Again to the CJEU with Shrems II
    Facebook has been caught in a legal battle concerning the adequacy of its data protection well before the Cambridge Analytical revelations that came to light in the past few weeks. While spending a semester in the United States studying at Santa Clara University, Austrian law student Max Schrems first became aware of Facebook’s limited grasp of the severity of European Union (“EU”) data protection laws in 2011 when a privacy attorney from Facebook spoke to his class. Angered by the lack of appreciation of the EU privacy law in his home continent, Schrems decided to write his thesis paper about “Facebook’s Misunderstanding of Privacy Law in Europe.” During the course of his research, Schrems learned that Facebook had been violating strict EU privacy law, which prompted him to file numerous complaints with the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) in 2011. He later rescinded this set of complaints because the DPC had ignored his efforts.
  • Is Nothing Sacred? Recent Hackings on Our Governmental Entities

    Somewhere, in another country or hidden in a basement down your street, a hacker is waiting in the dark searching for the vulnerabilities in our national infrastructure.  They are scanning systems for any threat vector which can serve as their entry into our world. This past week, we were treated to two recent hacking incidents against governmental entities that are the shape of things to come.  

Who We Are

Our team is led by the dynamic duo of Jordan L. Fischer, Esq. and Rebecca L. Rakoski, Esq.