Cozen O’Connor: Widawski, Taylor P.

Taylor P. Widawski, CIPP/E, CIPP/US

Associate

Seattle

(206) 224-1285

(206) 455-8242

Recent Publication:

Illinois Supreme Court Sheds Light on the Importance of Strict Compliance with State's Biometric Information Privacy Act [Cyber Law Monitor Blog]

On January 25, 2019, in Rosenbach v. Six Flags Entm’t Corp., the Illinois Supreme Court held that an individual is an “aggrieved” party under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) and may seek damages absent an allegation of harm beyond a violation of the rights conferred by the...

Taylor is a Certified Information Privacy Professional for European data protection law (CIPP/E) and U.S. private-sector privacy law (CIPP/US). 

Taylor’s practice focuses on privacy law and complex commercial litigation.  Taylor has experience drafting and advising on consumer-facing agreements, including privacy policies and terms of service.  She also provides strategic advice on risk mitigation and compliance under various U.S. and international privacy laws and consumer protection statutes.  Taylor also has experience defending against consumer class actions involving claims brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and consumer fraud statutes as well as general litigation experience with an emphasis on Internet and technology related matters.  

Taylor earned her law degree from Washington University School of Law, where she served as an executive editor of the Washington University Law Review and was the recipient of the Orthwein Scholar in Law Award. During law school, Taylor gained valuable exposure to privacy and technology-related issues, including courses in information privacy, civil liberties in cyberspace, as well as participating in supervised research on the intersect between law and artificial intelligence.

Prior to joining Cozen O’Connor as a summer associate, Taylor was a law clerk in the General Counsel Division of the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office. Taylor received her undergraduate degree in both philosophy and political science from the University of Washington in Seattle. 

 

Publications

Illinois Supreme Court Sheds Light on the Importance of Strict Compliance with State's Biometric Information Privacy Act [Cyber Law Monitor Blog]

January 29, 2019

On January 25, 2019, in Rosenbach v. Six Flags Entm’t Corp., the Illinois Supreme Court held that an individual is an “aggrieved” party under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) and may seek damages absent an allegation of harm beyond a violation of the rights conferred by the...

Senators Introduce Data Care Act to Establish Duties for Online Service Providers [Cyber Law Monitor Blog]

December 18, 2018

On December 12, 2018, Senator Schatz (D-HI), along with 15 other Senators, introduced the Data Care Act of 2018 “to establish duties for online service providers with respect to end user data that such providers collect and use.” The bill would require online service providers...

Senate Subcommittee Evaluates Expansion of the FTC’s Data and Privacy Authority [Cyber Law Monitor Blog]

November 29, 2018

On November 27, 2018, the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security held a hearing titled “Oversight of the Federal Trade Commission,” which included testimony from Chairman Joseph Simons and Commissioners Rohit Chopra, Noah Phillips, Rebecca...

California Passes Internet of Things Law [Cyber Law Monitor Blog]

November 02, 2018

California continues to pave the way for privacy and cybersecurity legislation as Governor Brown recently signed the first Internet of Things (“IoT”) security law in the United States (SB-327). While connected devices offer users convenience and efficiency, California lawmakers recognized that...

Key Takeaways from the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 [Cyber Law Monitor Blog]

July 20, 2018

On June 28, 2018, a month after the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation went into effect, California passed its own comprehensive piece of privacy legislation—the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”).  The bill was passed as part of an effort to give California residents...

Protect Against Cyber Attacks: A New Guide to Help Small Businesses [Cyber Law Monitor Blog]

December 16, 2016

No business is too small to be the victim of a cyberattack. In fact, as larger companies invest more resources in cybersecurity, attackers are beginning to target smaller, less secure businesses. It is important for every small business to understand the risks and be prepared. To help, the...

Education

  • Washington University School of Law, J.D., 2016
  • University of Washington, B.A., 2013
  • Washington
  • Washington Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court -- Western District of Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

International Association of Privacy Professions (IAPP)