Austin is passionate about privacy, technology, software and internet law. He brings a wide range of perspectives to clients, having worked for state and federal government, as well as public and private companies ranging in size from startup to multinational Fortune 500. His roles have also included both legal and business responsibilities. Austin has worked on projects related to public data and is an avid supporter of the open data movement. His current practice is focused on leveraging this background to deliver unique and valuable advice to clients. Austin is experienced in technology and software licensing, developing innovative solutions to complex data privacy and security issues, and other general corporate matters.  He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) through the IAPP. 

Austin is a graduate of University of Colorado Law School. In his time at CU Law, Austin was one of the founding directors of the Silicon Flatirons Student Group, editor and member of the executive board of the Colorado Technology Law Journal, and student attorney in the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic.

Austin has a degree in international business from Appalachian State University. He speaks German and loves to snowboard, hike, and travel. Austin is a member of the Colorado bar.

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austin@datalawgroup.com • 720-230-3112

Data Law Group, data privacy law, data security law, information privacy law, security breach law, HIPAA compliance, information security plans, COPPA, GLBA, Gramm-Leach Bliley, website privacy, privacy policies, vendor security, vendor management

Data Law Group, data privacy law, data security law, information privacy law, security breach law, HIPAA compliance, information security plans, COPPA, GLBA, Gramm-Leach Bliley, website privacy, privacy policies, vendor security, vendor management

ATTORNEYS WITH A PASSION FOR PRIVACY AND TECHNOLOGY LAW

Deborah  has focused on commercial transactions, privacy, internet, technology and media law since 1997, and she is a Certified Information Privacy Professional, having received the CIPP/US designation from the International Association of Privacy Professionals). She has a combination of experience and training from large law firms, as well as in-house roles where she honed her pragmatic approach and business skills.  She began her legal career in Silicon Valley at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and she was more recently Special Counsel at Faegre & Benson.  Her in-house roles have included The Walt Disney Internet Group, USA Networks, DrDrew.com, and General Counsel for Examiner.com. 

Currently licensed in both CA and CO, Deborah has helped numerous companies navigate the maze of laws and regulations applicable to e-commerce and online content, and has worked in the urgent aftermath of security breaches, crafted information security policies, handled COPPA, CAN-SPAM and other online compliance, and guided clients through numerous other data security and privacy matters.  She enjoys following the rapid new developments in privacy law, as well as helping clients manage their data risks and bringing them into compliance.  She has worked with technology and media companies of all sizes, and tailors her solutions to the clients needs, budget and culture.

Outside of law, Deborah is a former Board Member of Colorado Lawyers for the Arts, and has volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate.  She enjoys spending as much time as possible hiking, skiing, and enjoying the outdoors.

deborah shinbein

deb@datalawgroup.com • 303-997-1325