Colton Driver focuses his practice on data privacy compliance and electronic discovery issues. He works with clients to craft and implement proactive privacy programs that allow for appropriate collection, use, and sharing of data in the midst of ever-changing local and international privacy laws. Colton has significant experience counseling clients on compliance with various domestic and international privacy laws, including the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). He also works with companies on privacy incident planning and breach response and has broad experience counseling clients on effective data collection, processing, and transfer strategies related to complex litigation.
Colton holds a CIPP/E certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and is also certified in OneTrust software. He currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Cybersecurity and Privacy Committee at DRI.
Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Colton was an associate at Nelson Mullins LLP where he was a part of the firm’s e-discovery and cybersecurity/data privacy practice groups.
International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
The Sedona Conference — Working Group 11 (2019-2022)
DRI — Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Committee, Vice Chair (2022-2023)
American Health Law Association (AHLA)
American Bar Association
South Carolina Bar Association
We serve as lead outside counsel for a global Fortune 500 media company negotiating data protection and privacy agreements and contractual terms, including for engagements of ad tech, security infrastructure, financial services, and clinical healthcare service providers, as well as advising on U.S. and international security and privacy regulations and self-regulatory framework compliance.
DRI – G. Duffield Smith Outstanding Publication Award (2022), “Power to the PIPL? A Look at China’s Sweeping New Privacy Legislation”
University of South Carolina School of Law — Dean’s Medallion (Valedictorian)
Order of the Wig and Robe — Chief Justice (2016), Associate Justice (2015)
South Carolina Law Review — Technology Editor
12 CALI Awards