ABA TIPS Offers Cutting-Edge Teleconference on Data Privacy


In a CLE teleconference that will feature analysis and commentary on the latest trends in data privacy and data security laws, the ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section Media, Privacy, and Defamation Law Committee and the TIPS Intellectual Property Law Committee have co-sponsored a January 20 program. The two ABA TIPS committees have created "Data Privacy Breaches and U.S. Data Security Laws: New Worries, New Rules, New Roles for Counsel." The webinar will take place Wednesday, January 20, from 1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M. Eastern time. "Data Privacy Breaches and U.S. Data Security Laws" will be relevant to those in private practice as well as those in-house attorneys who are trying to stay on top of contemporary legal issues surrounding to data security.

The moderator for this cutting-edge panel will be Jay Ward Brown, Esq., Senior Claims Counsel for North American Technology, Media & Telecom Division, Hiscox Insurance. Featured speakers include Deborah S. Birnbach of Goodwin Procter LLP, Molly Crawford from the Division of Privacy & Identity Protection, Bureau of Consumer Protection in the FTC, Eduard Goodman, CIPP, Attorney and Chief Privacy Officer, Identity Theft 911, LLC, and Jane E. Kirtley, Silha Professor of Media Ethics and Law, at the Univ. of Minnesota.

As security breaches involving credit card numbers, banking details, and employee HR records have proliferated, the state and federal governments have stepped up the regulatory regimes that govern the storage and transmission of personal data. This teleconference will address the risks of data breaches and the legal obligations that apply before and after a breach, and how they impact private enterprise, from small businesses to multinational corporations. The renowned speakers will cover what the FTC focuses on when it comes to personal data that employers hold, key action points contained in state regulations, including the California and new Massachusetts data privacy laws, which require pro-active steps by almost any company or law firm dealing with data, and best practices for legal practitioners when disaster strikes and personal data held by a company has been breached.

The primary focus of ABA TIPS is to enrich the tort, trial and insurance fields of law through CLE programs, comprehensive periodicals, cutting-edge publications, and innovative online resources. TIPS strives to keep its members at the forefront of emerging issues and technologies. To learn more about this event or to register online, click here.

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