Lindsey L. Tonsager

Partner at Covington & Burling LLP

Lindsey L. Tonsager

Lindsey L. Tonsager

Partner at Covington & Burling LLP

Biography

Lindsey Tonsager helps national and multinational clients in a broad range of industries anticipate and effectively evaluate legal and reputational risks under federal and state data privacy and communications laws.

In addition to assisting clients engage strategically with the Federal Trade Commission, Federal Communications Commission, the U.S. Congress, and other federal and state regulators on a proactive basis, she has experience helping clients respond to informal investigations and enforcement actions, including by self-regulatory bodies such as the Digital Advertising Alliance and Children’s Advertising Review Unit.

Ms. Tonsager’s practice focuses on helping clients launch new products and services that implicate the laws governing the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising and social media, the collection of personal information from children and students online, behavioral advertising, e-mail marketing, the processing of “big data” in the emerging Internet of Things, spectrum policy, online accessibility, compulsory copyright licensing, telecommunications and new technologies.

Ms. Tonsager also conducts privacy and data security diligence in complex corporate transactions and negotiates agreements with third-party service providers to ensure that robust protections are in place to avoid unauthorized access, use, or disclosure of customer data and other types of confidential information. She regularly assists clients in developing clear privacy disclosures and policies?including website and mobile app disclosures, terms of use, and internal social media and privacy-by-design programs.

Pro Bono

* Assisted a non-profit organization in executing its social media strategy, including the development of privacy disclosures, terms of use, and an app development agreement.
* Assisted a non-profit organization to develop an intellectual property policy for its online service.
* Provided copyright advice to a nonprofit organization concerning its extensive music portfolio.
* Advised a leading international anti-corruption organization on newsgathering and prepublication review issues.

Memberships and Affiliations

* Federal Communications Bar Association, Executive Committee
* International Association of Privacy Professionals
* American Bar Association, Member

Previous Employment

* Office of Commissioner Adelstein, Federal Communications Commission, Law Clerk (Summer 2005)

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Covington & Burling LLP provides legal consulting services. They represent clients in litigation, white collar defense, transactional, governmental affairs, international, life sciences and other matters. The firm offers legal services related to intellectual property, international trade, mergers & acquisitions and tax practices. The company was founded by J. Harry Covington and Edward B. Burling on January 1, 1919 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

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