David Rice provides strategic advice to clients on data privacy and security, data breaches, technology transactions, and cloud services and infrastructure. David was a pioneer in understanding the legal aspects of collecting, managing, storing, and protecting data. He has over twenty years of experience working with clients on data privacy and security matters.

A significant part of David’s practice includes providing privacy compliance advice, data security audits, handling numerous data incidents, conducting employee cybersecurity training, and managing vendor contracting involving data security. David develops customized policies and procedures for clients to prepare them to respond to data breaches and to implement data security and privacy best practices. His clients include global internet and communications companies, government entities, software companies, educational institutions, banks, energy companies, and utilities.

David has negotiated hundreds of complex vendor contracts, including agreements involving data centers, networking, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), databases, colocation, cloud services, SaaS, content delivery networks, dark fiber, IP transit, communications services and equipment, wireless networks, equipment leases, device trials, HIPAA, and spectrum leases. In addition, David advises online clients regarding social networking issues, online retail sales, terms and conditions, the Internet of Things (IoT), privacy policies, and mobile marketing. Transactions have involved services in 35 different countries in North America, South America, Africa, Europe, and Asia.

David also negotiates a wide range of intellectual property-related contracts, including software development agreements, end user licensing agreements, and trademark licensing agreements. He speaks regularly at conferences and at companies regarding emerging data security and privacy issues.

David is CIPP-US certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals.


  • J.D., cum laude, Catholic University of America, 1995,
    • Lead articles editor, Journal of Communications Law and Policy
    • Graduate of the Columbus School of Law’s Institute for Communications Law Studies
  • B.A., George Washington University
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional—United States (CIPP-US), International Association of Privacy Professionals

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