Peter F. McLaughlin


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Bar Admissions


New York


J.D., Georgetown University

B.A., Columbia University

After having been Assistant GC (Privacy & Security) and the global privacy officer for a multinational firm as far back as 2005, Peter McLaughlin now advises clients with respect to a broad range of technology transactions, privacy and security issues.

These predominantly touch: 1) the domestic and international handling of personal data; 2) the development and assessment of legally defensible cybersecurity programs, and post-incident responses with management of forensic teams; and 3) innovative uses of information and technology, such as digital health and life sciences, wearables, electronic marketing, Internet of Things, cloud services, autonomous vehicles, facial recognition, and analytics.

He represents clients across industry sectors with respect to rules governing personal information; responding to regulators from the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and state attorneys general; and supporting post-enforcement compliance obligations.

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

The Best Lawyers in America- Privacy and Data Security Law (2019)


Boston Bar Association

  • Internet & Technology Law Committee - Co-Chair

American Bar Association

  • Healthcare Technology Committee - Co-Chair
  • The Scitech Lawyer Editorial Board - Co-Editor-in-Chief

American Health Lawyers Association 

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society

International Association of Privacy Professionals

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

"Big Brother is Watching, But Why? Collecting and Using Personal Data by Owners and Retailers," Expert Speaker, 21st Annual Advanced Commercial Leasing Institute, April 12, 2019

"Infosec, Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Protection," Speaker, ING3NIOUS' IG3 West, December 2018

"Big Data, Privacy, and IoT," Moderator, Boston Bar's High Tech & Emerging Tech Conference, November 2018

"IoT & Lawyering," Panelist, Suffolk University Law Review's The Internet of Things (IoT) Symposium, October 2018

"Hot Topics in Privacy and Security," Speaker, Meeting Professionals International New England Chapter Meeting; Industry Legal Standards: Tech Regulations & Data Protection 101, September 2018

"Emerging Technology: Data Privacy in the Legal Industry," Panelist, Thomson Reuters Lunch & Learn, May 2018

Peter regularly speaks at events involving the ABA, PLI, IAPP, mHIMSS and RSA.

Articles & Publications

Articles & Publications


"Top Ten Health Law Issues 2015,” AHLA Connections, Volume 19 Issue 2, February 2015


"Burns & Levinson Adds Cybersecurity Partner from DLA Piper," Cybersecurity & Privacy Law360, September 2017


"Not If, But When: Self Awareness is Key to Cyber Preparedness," Corporate Counsel Business Journal, September 2018

Peter F. McLaughlin
  • Privacy & Data Security
  • Life Sciences
  • Intellectual Property & IP Litigation
  • Cannabis Business Advisory

J.D., Georgetown University

B.A., Columbia University



New York


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