Fields of Law

Data Security, Privacy & Compliance Law


Mr. Carlson is Secretary of the Minnesota Computer and Technology Law Bar Section, and, Co-Chair of the Privacy and Data Security subcommitte for the MSBA.


Mr. Carlson has over 15 years experience in data privacy and data security related matters, including litigation, compliance, working with dozens of multi-national companies and their compliance programs.


He has attained the highly regarded credentials of Certified Information Systems  Security Professional (CISSP), and, Certified Information Privacy Professional with a focus on governmental compliance.(CIPP/G) as well as PCI-ISA.


Mr. Carlson advises companies and helps them prepare and work through audits related to PCI-DSS, HIPAA, HITECH, Breach Response, GLBA, SOX, FISMA, NIST, SAS70, SSAE16.  He has been on the ground for SSAE16, FISMA, PCI-DSS, SOX, SAS70 audits and has performed and written Risk Assessments, System Test and Evaluation Plans (ST&E), audited for FISMA compliance as it relates to 800-53A (and others) and completed and prepared letters related to the above.


Technologies impact on business has been tremendous, and with that, the governmental and private regulation has been nothing less then revolutionary and sometimes unclear, and with that comes significant and important work to embrace and utilize new technology, but in an appropriate and compliant fashion. This area keeps Mr. Carlson particularly busy.


He also advises companies, and consumers, in the areas of data privacy and data security so the consumers can help deter identify theft and companies can avoid problems with compliance and consumer actions for breach and other unintended disclosures.






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