Seminar  Seminar

Privacy and Data Security Law Institute (Fifteenth Annual)

Why you should attend

This program focuses on current critical issues of information privacy, cybersecurity and data protection faced by all companies. The Internet and evolving mobile and virtualized information technologies, wired and wireless, have prompted the development of powerful tools for the collection, processing, storage and use of personal information. More than ever, businesses are becoming digital and data driven. These trends create a wide range of compliance risk and liability issues regarding corporate rights to use personal information. They also raise the stakes for protecting such data in increasingly challenging risk environments, ranging from internal vulnerabilities to criminal cyberhackers and other persistent threats. Legislators, regulators and the courts are rapidly developing new law and compliance obligations to address the privacy and security implications of expanding information economy and its continuously evolving risks. 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 U.S. federal and state legislation, regulations, decisions and policy initiatives regarding privacy and security
  • Developments in international data protection law and their impact on U.S. companies, including the new EU Data Protection Regulation and developments in Asia-Pacific countries and Latin America
  • Current consumer privacy enforcement priorities of the FTC and state attorneys general
  • Information privacy and security issues raised by technology trends, such as the emerging mobile computing ecosystem, cloud computing, social networking, big data and analytics
  • How the developing federal cybersecurity framework will affect private sector businesses
  • Addressing privacy and data security risks in transactions, such as outsourcing, cloud computing and acquisitions
  • Latest developments in workplace privacy law, including NLRB and EEOC guidance
  • Ethical and cyber-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 Opening Remarks and Introduction

John B. Kennedy, Lisa J. Sotto

9:15 The Mobile Arena: An Evolving Landscape

  • Understanding the mobile ecosystem
  • Unique issues raised by mobile technology
  • FTC pronouncements on the benefits and risks of mobile technology
  • Mobile payments
  • California developments
  • Industry guidance and self-regulatory efforts
  • U.S. enforcement efforts
  • The EU mobile landscape
  • Best practices

Joanne McNabb, Aaron P. Simpson

10:15 Privacy Issues in Marketing

  • The latest developments in Do-Not-Track
  • Recent California legislation
  • An update on online behavioral marketing
  • Self-regulatory efforts
  • Regulatory enforcement trends

Peter F. McLaughlin, Andrew Reiskind

11:15 Networking Break

11:30 The Latest Developments in Cybersecurity

  • The threat landscape
  • The policy environment, including the President’s Executive Order
  • Legal response to cyberthreats and incidents
  • Law enforcement’s perspective
  • Managing an incident

Lisa J. Sotto, Emily Stapf

12:45 Lunch Break

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

1:45 Global Privacy I - EU Update

  • EU Data Protection Regulation
  • Challenges to the Safe Harbor
  • What should transnational businesses be doing to prepare for change?

Orrie Dinstein, Dr. Christoph Rittweger

2:45 Global Privacy II - Rest of World

  • Asia Pacific region country survey
  • Latin America country survey
  • Recent developments in Canada

Mark E. Faber, Laura Juanes Micas, Miriam H. Wugmeister

3:45 Networking Break

4:00 Ethics and Information Security in the Law Office

  • Lawyer’s duty to provide adequate security for client data
  • Lawyer’s use of cloud services
  • What clients should be asking from their outside law firms

Alfred J. Saikali

5:00 Adjourn

Day Two: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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

9:00 Hot Topics and Trends in Privacy and Security Litigation

  • A look at the top issues in privacy and security litigation
  • How companies can best respond
  • Is class action litigation getting traction?
  • What’s next: Where is privacy and security litigation headed?

Matthew H. Meade, Michael Vatis

10:00 Government Enforcement: Top Priorities for Privacy and Security Regulators

  • What are the regulators targeting?
  • Strategies for responding to enforcement actions
  • What regulators look for; what gets their attention
  • Privacy and security enforcement actions and their practical implications for businesses

Matthew F. Fitzsimmons, Shaundra Watson

11:00 Networking Break

11:15 Responding to Government Requests for Data: Rights, Responsibilities and Options

  • Government rights to obtain corporate data
  • From subpoenas to national security letters; Government options for requiring production of data
  • Corporate rights and obligations when responding to government demands for personal information
  • Planning ahead: Anticipating government requests

Alan Butler, Alan Charles Raul

12:15 Lunch Break

Afternoon Session: 1:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

1:15 Managing Data Privacy Risk in Commercial Transactions

  • Identifying data risk and compliance issues in corporate and commercial transactions
  • Due diligence checklist for purchasers of services and data
  • Focus on outsourced information technology and business process services
  • Key negotiated terms related to privacy and data security, including: compliance with laws, data breach response, liability, indemnification, audits
  • Special issues in cloud computing
  • Vendor and customer perspectives on allocating data risk in transactions
  • Risk transfer via cyber liability insurance
  • Building privacy and security into procurement practices

John B. Kennedy (moderator), Benjamin Hayes, Sarvesh Mahajan

2:15 Privacy Developments in the Digital Workplace

  • Recent developments in workplace privacy in the U.S. and abroad
  • State and federal legislative developments in workplace privacy, including employer access to social media accounts and credit checks
  • Recent NLRB and EEOC cases and guidance
  • Strategies for balancing new technologies with employee privacy and employer risk management
  • Do’s and don’ts in hiring, monitoring and background checks

Margaret A. Keane, Donna L. Marks

3:15 Networking Break

3:30 The World According to CPOs: New Challenges in Global Privacy Compliance and Risk Management

  • Perspectives on EU regulatory developments
  • Prospects for harmonization efforts between the EU, U.S. and APEC countries
  • Practice pointers on building and maintaining a culture of data privacy and accountability in global organizations
  • How CPOs are responding to cybersecurity risks and initiatives
  • How the CPO role is evolving in organizations

Keith Enright, Victoria King, Zoe Strickland

4:30 Adjourn

John B. Kennedy ~ Wiggin and Dana LLP
Lisa J. Sotto ~ Hunton & Williams LLP
Alan Butler ~ Appellate Advocacy Councel, Electronic Privacy Information Center
Orrie Dinstein ~ Global Privacy Leader, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
Keith Enright ~ Senior Privacy Counsel, Google, Inc.
Mark E. Faber ~ Vice President, Senior Regulatory Counsel, Privacy, The Prudential Insurance Company of America
Matthew F. Fitzsimmons ~ Chair, Privacy Task Force, Assistant Attorney General, Connecticut Attorney General's Office
Benjamin Hayes ~ Director of Legal Services, Data Privacy Compliance, North America, Accenture
Margaret A. Keane ~ DLA Piper LLP (US)
Victoria King ~ Global Privacy Officer, UPS
Sarvesh Mahajan ~ Wiggin & Dana LLP
Donna L. Marks ~ Vice President, Associate General Counsel, HSBC, HNAH Employment/Benefits Law
Peter F. McLaughlin ~ DLA Piper LLP
Joanne McNabb ~ Director of Privacy Education and Policy, Office of the Attorney General, California Dept. of Justice
Matthew H. Meade ~ Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Laura Juanes Micas ~ Director, International Privacy, Yahoo!
Alan Charles Raul ~ Sidley Austin LLP
Andrew S. Reiskind ~ SVP, Lead Global Privacy & Data Counsel, MasterCard Worldwide
Dr. Christoph Rittweger ~ Baker & McKenzie LLP
Alfred J. Saikali ~ Shook Hardy & Bacon, LLP
Aaron P. Simpson ~ Hunton & Williams LLP
Emily Stapf ~ Partner, Forensic Technology, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Zoe Strickland ~ Global Chief Privacy Officer, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Michael Vatis ~ Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Shaundra Watson ~ Attorney Advisor, Federal Trade Commission
Miriam H. Wugmeister ~ Morrison & Foerster LLP
Program Attorney(s)
Lauren E. Nochta ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute

New York City Seminar Location

PLI New York Center
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