Data Privacy & Legal Podcast EP 11

Data Privacy & Legal

July 31st, 2019

by Josh Janowiak

Data Privacy & Legal

It is easier than ever to create and maintain a website. However, there are many pitfalls and potential liabilities that quietly exist in cyberspace. Anyone publishing content online through a website should be aware of certain legal requirements, and some best practices, so problems aren’t inadvertently created.

Key Topics

  • Keeping Your Website Legal
  • Using 3rd Party Content
  • Privacy Policies
  • Protection & Security
  • Regulatory Rules (GDPR & CCPA)
  • Intellectual Property
  • Terms of Use

This podcast follows the outline of a Grand Rapids Business Journal Blog written by Jennifer in March, 2019. The blog is a great outline of the main takeaways of each topic discussed in our podcast.

This podcast is to assist in a general understanding of the legal issues involved, and is not intended as legal advice.  Persons with particular questions should seek the advice of counsel.

Jennifer Puplava

Jennifer A. Puplava is an attorney at Mika Meyers in Grand Rapids. She practices primarily in the areas of intellectual property law and technology law. She helps clients protect their trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights and other intellectual property, and she assists clients with the negotiation, drafting and enforcement of related agreements, policies, terms and conditions and other documents. Jennifer received her law degree from Indiana University School of Law, cum laude, and her undergraduate degree from Saint Mary’s College, magna cum laude.

Grand Rapids Business Journal

Since 1983, the Grand Rapids Business Journal has been West Michigan’s primary and most-trusted source of local business news. The weekly print edition of the Business Journal, a must-read for the area’s top decision-makers, is known as the business newspaper of metro Grand Rapids, Holland, Muskegon and all of West Michigan. provides the same trusted and objective business reporting that the Business Journal is known for — plus real-time original content, timely enewsletters/alerts, exclusive blogs and more. Business Journal subscribers receive the weekly print edition, including bonus publications like the annual Book of Lists, and also complete access to all content on

View the GRBJ blog Keeping Your Website Legal.

Links & Resources

During the podcast, Jennifer recommended that having a data breach checklist or action plan can be very helpful in outlining the steps to take in the event of a breach.