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Shannon assists clients in a wide range of data privacy and compliance issues. She uses her legal research and writing skills to serve clients concerning various state, federal, and international cybersecurity and data privacy laws.

Shannon holds certification as a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US), by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the largest global information privacy community for professionals who have developed their careers managing data privacy. She has experience with various data privacy and cybersecurity regimes including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), China’s Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL), the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), New York Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act (SHIELD Act), as well as state specific biometric privacy laws. She also closely monitors the development of new and upcoming compliance obligations for clients in the rapidly evolving cybersecurity and data privacy legal landscape, including the passage of new international, federal, and state privacy and cybersecurity laws and standards. Her practice includes issues related to data privacy and cybersecurity compliance, data breach response, and transactional work such as contract review involving data privacy and cybersecurity issues.

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CIPPE-US

  • The Order of the Coif
  • Justinian Honor Society
  • Recipient, Scribes Award (Recognizing Outstanding Legal Writing in Law School)
  • Computer Editor, Syracuse Law Review, Volume 70
  • Academic Success Fellow 

  • Right to Farm or Right to Harm?: Do New York State’s Right to Farm Laws Go Too Far?, 70 Syracuse Law Review 659 (2020)

  • An Interview with Shannon Knapp, Cybersecurity and Data Privacy, Legally Bond Podcast, October 17, 2022
  • Panelist, Buffalo chapter of The Institute for Supply Management®, “Cybersecurity Risk Mitigation; Lessons Learned from Ransomware Triage,” May 6, 2022
  • "Law School, Lawyering and How One Relates to the Other," American Bar Association - Legal Talk Network, Podcast, December 27, 2021
  • "Securely Working From Home," New York State Capital Region Chapter of the American Payroll Association (APA), November 17, 2021
  • "Cybersecurity, Data Privacy and the Workplace," Human Service Leadership Counsel Affinity Group, August 12, 2021