Antitrust and Competition

Economics of Privacy and Data Breaches

Economics of Privacy and Data Breaches

NERA has extensive experience in economic analysis of regulatory and legal issues related to privacy and data collection practices.  Our firm has a global reach, with our experts assisting clients in the United States, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific.  Our experts are thought leaders on the topics of privacy and the value of personally identifiable information (PII), both in the academic literature and in the context of privacy policies such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA), and Section 5 challenges under the FTC Act.

We employ cutting edge econometric, economic modeling, and survey methods to help our clients navigate through expert economic analysis of privacy and data security. We can assist in the development of economic context surrounding data privacy policies; analysis of consumer behavior in relation to privacy policies; reviewing economic analysis advanced by others; and developing and implementing methods to apply legal frameworks to the calculation of damages, fines, restitution, disgorgement, and unjust gains.

Our experience includes FTC investigations, Article 82 / 83 GDPR damages and fines cases, consumer class actions, individual civil lawsuits, and securities class actions.  The breadth of consultants and academic affiliates’ experience allows us to assist clients through all stages of litigation and regulatory investigations, including data collection and analysis for discovery, class certification, preparing expert reports to evaluate consumer harm from data breaches or violations of privacy policies, and the analysis of risk profiles associated with vulnerable data.

Name Title Location Phone Email
Dr. Lawrence Wu President San Francisco +1 415 291 1007
Sarah Butler Managing Director San Francisco +1 415 291 1022
Dr. Christian Dippon Managing Director
Chair of NERA's Global Energy, Environment, Communications & Infrastructure Practice
Washington, DC
New York City
+1 202 466 9270
+1 212 345 1732
Richard Druce Managing Director London +44 20 7659 8540
Dr. Jeffrey A. Eisenach Managing Director
Co-Chair, Communications, Media, and Internet Practice
Washington, DC
+1 202 448 9029
+44 20 7659 8500
Grant Saggers Managing Director London +44 20 7659 8802
Dr. Ling Ling Ang Director Washington, DC
+1 202 466 9259
+312 573 2827
Dr. Chris Stomberg Director Washington, DC +1 202 466 9219
Nathan Blalock Associate Director Houston +1 212 345 1343
Dr. Garrett Glasgow Associate Director San Francisco +1 415 291 1029
Dominik Hübler Associate Director Berlin
+49 30 700 150 620
+44 20 7659 8504
Dr. Andrew Stivers Associate Director Washington, DC +1 202 466 3510
Dr. Adjmal Sirak Senior Consultant Berlin +49 30 700 1506 17
Dr. Michael Baye Affiliated Academic Washington, DC +1 202 466 9298
Dr. James Cooper Affiliated Academic Washington, DC +1 202 466 3510