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Tyler J. Thompson advises clients on data privacy and protection, technology contracts and contract processes, websites and mobile apps, digital accessibility, artificial intelligence, and data issues in the franchise space. Tyler offers clients practical and efficient legal counsel, striving to manage costs and risk with business-friendly strategies.

With deep experience in digital compliance, Tyler focuses on handling all aspects of a client’s website, platform, or mobile app to pursue compliance while maintaining the best user experience. His practice also focuses on creating enforceable digital agreements with platform users, whether that platform is a website, SaaS, mobile app, or video game. He also helps clients reduce website scraping risk.

Tyler has designed and implemented privacy programs for clients from Fortune 500s to start ups, ensuring those clients are compliant with U.S. and international privacy laws. Tyler also advises on data retention and minimization, privacy by design, data inventories, and privacy impact assessments. Tyler is accredited by the American Bar Association and the International Association of Privacy Professionals (“IAPP”) as a Privacy Law Specialist. He is also certified by the IAPP as an Artificial Intelligence Governance Professional (AIGP), Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP), Certified Information Privacy Professional for the United States (CIPP/US), Europe (CIPP/E), Asia, (CIPP/A) and Canada (CIPP/C) as well as a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) and Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPP/T). Tyler is also an ISACA Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE).

In the technology space, Tyler counsels on artificial intelligence (including generative AI and LLMs), open source software, digital marketing, software licensing, and SaaS agreements. He also works with clients to modernize commercial contracting processes and privacy practices, enabling in-house attorneys to function more efficiently and conserve resources.

Outside of the firm, Tyler practices archery, is an FAA certified private pilot, and a PADI certified SCUBA diver. He is on a mission to see every national park, MLB stadium, and good tiki bar in the United States.

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  • Privacy and data compliance, with a focus on data in:
    • Franchise relationships
    • eCommerce platforms
    • Restaurants
    • Hospitality
    • Outdoor industry
  • Websites
  • Mobile Apps
  • SaaS Platforms
  • Technology and software transactions
  • Artificial Intelligence, include Generative AI and Large Language Models
  • ADA website accessibility
  • Direct to consumer marketing (TCPA, CAN-SPAM, etc.)
  • Commercial contracting and licensing matters including SaaS, technology hardware, and licensing.
  • Data, tech, and intellectual property issues in mergers and acquisitions
  • Open Source Software
  • Social Media Influencers
  • Data breach investigations
  • Consumer arbitration agreements
  • Digital Millennium Copyright Act
  • Website scraping compliance and defense



  • United States Privacy
    • Created comprehensive data privacy program for a major consumer goods company
    • Advised a national grocery store chain on CPRA and other state law compliance issues
    • Conducted a full gap assessment of a large quick-serve restaurant chain and addressed corresponding gaps in cookie compliance, transparency, and privacy by design issues
    • Designed a comprehensive privacy framework for the U.S. branch of a multinational to implement across all locations worldwide
    • Advised on privacy department structure, data protection officer role, and compliance issues for an international media company.
  • International Privacy
    • Created GDPR privacy program for a multinational clothing retailer based in the EU
    • Advised a video game developer on Russian cross border data transfer, privacy policy, and localization issues
    • Created a Brazilian privacy compliance program for an international non-profit
    • Created a comprehensive cross-border transfer regime for a large multinational client
    • Advised an international legacy media company on privacy compliance department structure and leadership recommendations.
    • Structured cross-border data compliance for APAC, LATAM, and EMEA regions for one of the world’s largest franchisors
  • Mobile Apps
    • Assisted a large quick-serve restaurant brand launch a new mobile app with online ordering capability
    • Resolved app store compliance issues for a major news outlet
    • Represented multiple clients in efforts to restore their app to the app store after removal
    • Advised on all compliance concerns for a mobile gaming app
  • Tech Transactions
    • Helped a hardware and SaaS integrated platform negotiate a multimillion-dollar deal to deploy its products at major sports and events arenas worldwide.
    • Negotiated a multimillion-dollar deal creating a new website for an international clothing retailer.
    • Negotiated a SaaS platform agreement for a replacement HRIS and CRM system for a sporting goods brand.
    • Created contract negotiating playbook to speed deal process for a large packaging company.
  • Digital Contracting
    • Digitized traditional “paper” agreements for a Fortune 500 company, increasing deal speed and signature rate
    • Drafted platform terms for a new online learning platform
    • Created comprehensive website and mobile app terms of use for all brands of consumer facing Fortune 500
    • Advised a national grocery store chain on consumer facing arbitration
  • Artificial Intelligence
    • Counseled an AI avatar creation company on customer contracts, compliance, and privacy issues.
    • Drafted public-facing AI explainability statement
    • Designed generative AI usage policies for a variety of companies
    • Counseled on permissible website scraping and scraping defense practices for LLM training
  • Franchise Tech and Data Issues
    • Negotiated ecommerce platform agreements for international franchisor, included privacy and data issues for a variety of jurisdictions.
    • Advised large international franchisor on tech stack eco system, including privacy compliance elements.
    • Drafted franchise agreement data provisions to account for franchisee processing roles and compliance obligations.
  • Direct to Consumer Marketing
    • Created direct marketing policies for an international automotive brand and reviewed all direct to consumer campaigns
  • Digital Accessibility
    • Created digital accessibility program for a multinational software company
    • Defended nutrition brand from website accessibility suits.
  • °The below representations were handled by Mr. Thompson prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.
    • Designed and implemented GDPR, CCPA, and HIPAA compliant privacy programs for a pharmaceutical Fortune 500.°
    • Drafted all publicly facing website policies for a Fortune 500 consumer products company.°
    • Audited open source software use and created an open source software compliance office for a Fortune 500 financial company.°
    • Modernized contracting processes and documents from intake to signature for a Fortune 200 healthcare company.°
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
    • Artificial Intelligence Governance Professional (AIGP), 2024
    • Privacy Law Specialist (PLS), 2022
    • Certified Information Privacy Professional for Asia (CIPP/A), 2022
    • Certified Information Privacy Professional for Canada (CIPP/C) 2021
    • Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT), 2019
    • Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP), 2018
    • Certified Information Privacy Professional for Europe (CIPP/E), 2018
    • Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), 2018
    • Certified Information Privacy Professional for the United States (CIPP/US), 2016
  • ISACA Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE), 2021
  • Private Pilot, Federal Aviation Administration, 2017
  • Attorney, DaVita Kidney Care, 2015-2017
  • Law Clerk, Cisco Systems, 2014
  • Adjunct Professor, Business Law and Public Policy, University of Denver's Daniels College of Business MBA Program, 2019-2022

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," Privacy and Data Security, 2023
  • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms," "Law Firm of the Year" in Information Technology Law, 2024
  • Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
  • Member, International Franchise Association


  • J.D., University of Colorado at Boulder
  • B.A., University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Colorado