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Areas of Expertise

Privacy and Technology


Information Privacy, Security Law


David Keating focuses his practice on matters involving technology and data. Keating is one of the co-leaders of the Privacy and Security Practice at Alston & Bird. He has advised clients on privacy and security issues arising along the entire data lifecycle for more than fifteen years. He assists clients with compliance strategies, policy development and implementation, data monetization and data use analyses, new product development, privacy and security issues in transactions, and privacy enforcement matters. Particular areas of focus include emerging technologies, big data, European Union data protection, and children’s privacy. 

Keating’s technology practice is focused on high technology companies and strategic technology and outsourcing initiatives at public and private corporations across industries. His technology experience includes strategic sourcing and procurement initiatives, including information technology and business process outsourcing transactions; mergers and acquisitions; and complex software, cloud computing, systems integration, and other technology transactions.

Keating's practice has been listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers Global and The Best Lawyers in America.