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
Recently, Maplebear Inc. dba Instacart field a lawsuit in federal court in Texas against Cornershop Technologies Inc. Cornershop is an online grocery delivery service launched in Chile in 2015 and purchased by Uber in 2019. In May 2020, Cornershop began...
In a class-action styled lawsuit filed last month, Adam Bauer, a LinkedIn user, accuses the social networking platform of accessing his and other iPhone users’ sensitive data from Apple’s “Handoff” clipboard. The purpose of the clipboard is to temporarily store...
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has issued a report of its audit of the governance and protection of Department of Defense (DOD) Artificial Intelligence Data and Technology. The dual purpose of the audit was to determine DOD’s progress in: (a) developing a...
“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