Drummond Woodsum Attorneys at Law

Portland, ME        207.772.1941
Portsmouth, NH        603.433.3317
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Elek A. Miller
207.772.1941 Direct


Daina J. Nathanson



Elek A. Miller
207.772.1941 Direct


Daina J. Nathanson

Maintaining the privacy and security of sensitive information and valuable data is one of the most challenging tasks facing private and public sector organizations today. Fast-changing technology, increasingly aggressive hackers, shifting customer attitudes, intense media scrutiny, new laws and regulations, and evolving organizational models combine to make privacy and data security a top priority for organizations both large and small.

Drummond Woodsum’s Privacy and Data Security attorneys comprise a multidisciplinary team with extensive experience in legal specialties such as corporate, school, intellectual property, financial services, employment, technology transactions, and litigation. The team helps clients at every step of the data life cycle, from developing and implementing privacy policies and procedures to representing clients in transactional matters and litigation.

Because our Privacy and Data Security team offers a mix of public and private-sector experience, we can provide our clients with well-informed advice regarding how to understand and comply with the various laws and standards that regulate the collection, use, sharing, and protection of various types of data. By working with us, our clients show their customers, constituents, employees, and others that they are not only complying with the laws that apply to them, but that they are also genuinely concerned about the privacy and security of the information that they touch.  

Our Approach

Drummond Woodsum provides practical and thoughtful legal and strategic counseling to clients by employing a multipronged approach. We understand that advising and representing private and public sector organizations in sensitive information and data-related matters involves integrating substantive legal advice, detailed knowledge of an organization’s objectives, familiarity with state and federal law as well as the government's priorities, processes, and approaches, and an understanding of consumers’ attitudes toward and concerns about their data.

Areas of Concentration

  • Data Breach and Incident Preparation, Response, and Notification
  • Consumer and Employee Privacy
  • Healthcare Privacy
  • Financial Privacy
  • Identity Theft Risk “Red Flags” and Mitigation
  • Privacy and Data Security Program Development
  • Website Privacy Policies
  • Website Policies and Terms and Conditions
  • E-Commerce and Internet Issues
  • Privacy in Education   
  • Information Management and Governance
  • Internet Marketing, Brand Protection and Complex Domain Name Disputes
  • Litigation and Investigations
  • Online Defamation and Freedom of Speech Litigation
  • Social Media and Other New Information Technologies
  • Children’s Privacy


Elek Miller Writes Guidance on Data Protection in the Financial Sector in Maine
December 18, 2020

Attorney Elek Miller to Speak as Keynote at the METDA Photocopier and Printer Showcase
April 25, 2019

Elek Miller's Presentation On Common Legal Issues Surrounding Personal Devices, Corporate Data, and the Impact of BYOD and MDM Programs Profiled on Systems Engineering Blog
May 20, 2016


Google's Health Care Data Push Puts Spotlight on Patient Disclosure
November 13, 2019

Maine's Data Breach Law: What to do After a Breach
May 21, 2015


Virtual Learning Environments Avoiding Legal Pitfalls
September 4, 2020

Saint Joseph's College CPA Workshop: Data Security
May 17, 2018

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