Kathy OssianInformation Technology Law is my Focus
Keeping IT Legal
As of May 1, 2021, Kathy Ossian has retired Ossian Law P.C. and is continuing to practice law as Of Counsel to Schuster Law PLC (firstname.lastname@example.org) and
Of Counsel to Young Basile (email@example.com)
Kathy thanks all of the wonderful Ossian Law P.C. clients; it has been a pleasure serving you over the past 8 years and I look forward to continuing to work with many of you as Of Counsel to Schuster Law PLC and Of Counsel to Young Basile!
What I Do
Data Protection & Compliance
Keeping your sensitive data secure is a concern for every organization. Proper handling of proprietary business information and confidential customer data is essential. Violation of federal and state data protection laws can result in fines and civil liability. My approach is to assist clients in implementing policies and procedures toward compliance and the proper steps to take in the event of an incident, including meeting various breach notification requirements.
Information Technology policies are vital to the operation of your business. Privacy policies should convey your organization’s actual practices with respect to data use, retention and sharing of customers’ personally identifiable information. Effective policies need to address business use of social media, device management (including both corporate owned and personal devices used to conduct business) and confidentiality, just to name a few. My approach is to thoughtfully tailor policies to achieve clients’ specific goals and needs.
J.D., Magna Cum Laude, Michigan State University College of Law
B.A., Economics, Michigan State University
Schuster Law PLC, Of Counsel, 2021-present
Young Basile, Of Counsel, 2021-present
Ossian Law, Founder & CEO, 2013-2021
University of Phoenix, Advanced Certified Faculty Member, 2001-present
Miller Canfield, Senior Principal/Information Technology & Cyberlaw Section Chair, 1986-2013
Law Clerk to U.S. District Judge Robert E. DeMascio, 1984-1986
IT Law Alerts
Setting up a social media profile posing as someone else likely violates the platform’s terms of service. It may also constitute trademark infringement, unfair competition and civil fraud. Illinois-based poultry processor Wayne Farms LLC filed a federal complaint...
In the first decision of its kind, a California appellate court has held that Amazon may be subject to liability for a personal injury caused by a third-party product sold through its site. Angela Bolger purchased a replacement laptop computer battery on Amazon and...
In the first half of 2020, Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (“Zoom”) was named in a number of proposed class action lawsuits. Claims in the various lawsuits include violations of state data protection laws based on: (a) alleged improper sharing of users’ personal...
“Avoiding Legal Issues Online” Armenian Bar Association CLE, Chicago, Illinois, February 28, 2019
“A View from the Trenches: Hot Issues, Creative Solutions” moderator, Practising Law Institute Social Media 2019: Addressing Corporate Risk
- New York City, February 13, 2019
- San Francisco, February 1, 2019