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Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

06 Apr 2020
Reprinted with permission.

Julie O’Neill was featured in an interview with Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly where she leverages her experience as a former Federal Trade Commission (FTC) staff attorney to stay on top of the ever-changing landscape for companies ranging from startups to established businesses.

“We do a lot of due diligence in the privacy realm for clients when they are looking to acquire a company and one of the biggest issues we see, particularly for consumer-facing companies, is that a privacy policy may be in place but the company may not have the ability to transfer consumer information in a sale,” Julie said. “It may seem like people wouldn’t even realize or notice, but the FTC has intervened in sales in the past, for example, the transfer of Borders’ customer list when Barnes & Noble purchased the company.”

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