Seminar  Seminar

Privacy and Data Security Law Institute (Fourteenth Annual)

Why you should attend

This program focuses on critical issues of information privacy, security and data protection faced by all companies. The Internet and other evolving information technologies, wired and wireless, have prompted the development of powerful tools for the collection, processing, storage and use of personal information. These trends create numerous issues regarding limitations on corporate rights to use that information and obligations to protect it from a variety of new risks and vulnerabilities. Legislators, regulators and the courts are rapidly developing new law and compliance obligations to address the privacy and security implications of the information economy. This annual conference focuses on these developments with the goal of keeping attorneys and other privacy professionals informed and up-to-date in this complex and dynamic area of laws and regulations.

What you will learn

  • The latest federal and state legislation, regulations and decisions regarding privacy and security
  • Foreign developments in data protection law and their impact on U.S. companies
  • The current enforcement priorities of the FTC and the state attorneys general
  • Information privacy and security issues raised by technology trends, such as cloud computing, social networking, and texting
  • Best practices in data security compliance
  • The latest legislative developments pertaining to information security requirements
  • Ethical and risk management issues for lawyers in using information technology 
  • Evolving online data collection and marketing techniques and their impact on privacy law
Special Features

  • Earn one hour of CLE Ethics credit
  • Earn Continuing Privacy Education credit

Who should attend

Day One: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Morning Session: 9:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

9:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks

Francoise Gilbert

9:15 Big Data: The Privacy and Security Implications
  • What is big data?
  • How are organizations leveraging big data and related analytics?
  • When is big data personal data?
  • Balancing the benefits against privacy concerns
  • Integrating big data practices into data privacy and security programs
Laura Berger, Barbara Lawler

10:15 The Mobile Revolution: New Challenges for Privacy and Data Security
  • Understanding the mobile ecosystem
  • Unique privacy and data security issues for mobile apps
  • What are acceptable data collection practices?
  • Security requirements for mobile apps
  • Industry efforts to self-regulate and establish guidelines and accountability
  • Regulatory initiatives
  • Mobile payment considerations
Kristy Browder Edwards, Chris J. Hoofnagle, Manas Mohapatra

11:15 Networking Break

11:30 Late-Breaking News: Key New Regulations in Privacy and Data Security
  • Cybersecurity
James X. Dempsey, Reece Hirsch, Manas Mohapatra

12:45 Lunch Break

Afternoon Session: 1:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m

1:45 Information Security: Complying with the Latest Requirements
  • What is data security?
  • Basic data security legal obligations for all companies
  • The new world of cybersecurity
  • Deciphering the legal requirement for “reasonable” security
  • Developing and implementing a legally compliant WISP
  • Common security compliance pitfalls
Thomas J. Smedinghoff

2:45 Networking Break

3:00 CPO’s Guide to Developing and Maintaining a Global Privacy Program
  • One size fits all vs. country-specific approach
  • Reconciling differing cultures, laws, and business models
  • Current harmonization efforts
  • Global training and monitoring for compliance
Sharon A. Anolik, Jonathan Fox, Francoise Gilbert

4:00 International Data Security and Breach Requirements
  • International data security requirements from A to Z
  • How they compare to U.S. breach laws
  • Compliance challenges
  • Managing a global data breach
Cathy Bump, Lara Kehoe Hoffman, Paola Zeni

5:00 Adjourn

DAY TWO: 9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Morning Session: 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

9:00 Workplace Privacy
  • Social media policies and the NLRB
  • Employer access to employee social media accounts
  • Managing BYOD use and risks
  • Background checks
  • Recent workplace privacy litigation
John F. Hyland, Katherine L. Kettler

10:00 Negotiating Privacy and Security Contract Terms
  • Key privacy and security issues
  • Contract terms that need to be included
  • Negotiating strategies with trading partners, cloud providers, and other third party service providers
  • Allocating compliance obligations and liability for regulatory requirements
  • Monitoring compliance
Rudy Guyon, Corey M. Miller

11:00 Networking Break

11:15 Straight Talk from Privacy and Security Regulators: Trends and Targets for 2013 and Beyond
  • Who and what practices are the regulators targeting?
  • What regulators look for in policies and practices; what gets their attention
  • How to work with regulators
Alexandra Ross (Moderator), Laura Berger, Travis LeBlanc, Paul Singer, Shannon Smith

12:15 Lunch Break

Afternoon Session: 1:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

1:30 Making and Responding to Third Party Requests for Personal Data
  • What’s appropriate and what’s not in litigation
  • Protective orders and security measures to consider
  • Special issues in cross-border discovery and litigation
  • Managing government requests for data
Ian C. Ballon, James G. Snell

2:30 Networking Break

2:45 The Digital Marketing Ecosystem: Trends, Risks, and Obligations
  • Trends in the online behavioral advertising marketplace
  • Self-regulatory efforts
  • Enforcement efforts
Nicholas Gadacz, Sarah Hudgins, Lee Tien

3:45 Privacy and Security Ethics and Risk Management
  • Do lawyers need information security policies under the new ethics rules?
  • Social media guidelines for lawyers
  • E-discovery risks
  • Recent bar opinions, cases and guidance on technology use in law practice
Merri A. Baldwin, Kathryn J. Fritz

4:45 Adjourn
Francoise Gilbert ~ Managing Director, IT Law Group
Alexandra Ross ~ Senior Counsel, Paragon Legal at Autodesk, Inc.
Sharon A. Anolik ~ Vice President, Global Privacy Risk and Strategy Leader, McKesson Corporation
Merri A. Baldwin ~ Rogers Joseph O'Donnell
Ian C. Ballon ~ Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Laura Berger ~ Attorney, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Federal Trade Commission
Cathy Bump ~ Global Privacy Director & Senior Corporate Counsel, Expedia Inc
James X. Dempsey ~ Vice President for Public Policy, Center for Democracy & Technology
Kristy Browder Edwards ~ Director, Information Security and Risk Management, Workday
Jonathan Fox ~ Director of Data Privacy, McAfee
Kathryn J. Fritz ~ Fenwick & West LLP
Nicholas Gadacz ~ (former) Director of Product, Marin Software, Incorporated,
Rudy Guyon ~ OEM Alliances Attorney, McAfee
W. Reece Hirsch ~ Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Lara Kehoe Hoffman ~ Privacy and Data Security Counsel, Autodesk, Inc.
Christopher J. Hoofnagle ~ Lecturer in Residence, UC Berkeley Law
Sarah A. Hudgins ~ Director of Public Policy, Interactive Advertising Bureau
John F. Hyland ~ Rukin Hyland Doria & Tindall LLP
Katherine L. Kettler ~ Miller Law Group
Barbara Lawler ~ Chief Privacy Officer, Intuit
Travis G. LeBlanc ~ Special Assistant Attorney General, California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General
Corey M. Miller ~ Privacy Architect, Microsoft
Manas Mohapatra ~ Federal Trade Commission
Paul Singer ~ Assistant Attorney General, Office of Texas Attorney General
Thomas J. Smedinghoff ~ Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
Shannon E. Smith ~ Senior Counsel, Chief, Consumer Protection Division, Washington Attorney General's Office
Lee Tien ~ Senior Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Paola Zeni ~ Director, Global Privacy - Legal and Public Affairs, Symantec Corporation
Program Attorney(s)
Lauren E. Nochta ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute

San Francisco Seminar Location

PLI California Center, 685 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94105. (415) 498-2800

San Francisco Hotel Accommodations

The Palace Hotel, 2 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco, California 94105. Call (800) 917-7456 seven days a week from 6:00 am to 12:00 am (PDT) and mention you are attending this program at Practising Law Institute to receive the preferred rate. For online reservations, go to to receive the preferred rate.

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Location:  San Francisco, CA
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