Meyer, Unkovic & Scott partners Dennis Unkovic and Michael Monyok served as global editor and U.S. author, respectively, for the recently released Meritas® Law Firms Worldwide book A Global Roadmap to Personal Data Protection Asia Pacific, Europe & USA.
Currently, a confusing myriad of laws and regulations exist throughout the world with respect to data security and protection. As businesses expand their reach to customers throughout the world, knowledge of local data protection laws is no longer sufficient. The new publication provides a detailed look at data security laws for multiple countries including China, Hong Kong, Japan, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the United States, and is geared toward helping readers in their efforts to make sense of the disparate data protection laws that exist throughout the international marketplace today. As editor, Unkovic worked closely with Meritas® members throughout the world in producing the publication, and Monyok authored the section on U.S. data protection laws and regulations. To obtain a copy of the new book, please visit Meritas’s® website: https://www.meritas.org/insights.aspx
Unkovic is a corporate lawyer with significant international M&A experience. He negotiates complex commercial transactions, such as international mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances and joint ventures. He handles a substantial number of inbound and outbound direct foreign investment projects. Unkovic works for both U.S. companies and foreign entities with their international activities and investments. He also serves as an arbitrator in significant international arbitration proceedings.
Monyok focuses his practice on intellectual property matters and represents startups to large public companies in all aspects of intellectual property procurement, management, licensing and litigation. His work includes prosecuting domestic and foreign patent applications, obtaining trademark registrations, registering copyrights and helping clients protect their trade secrets. He also counsels clients on cybersecurity threats and data protection, and conducts cyber security audits and provides guidance on regulatory issues.
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