Data Security and Privacy

Keeping Your Compliance Checklist On-Track

July 16, 2008 from 8:00 am to 10:30 am (EDT)

In the last year alone, U.S. companies have paid billions in costs associated with responding to data breaches, and investigations and litigation by the FTC, state attorneys general, plaintiffs’ class action attorneys, banks, service providers, among other entities. Indeed, latest estimates indicate that over 1,000 data breaches have occurred over the last several years, with many broadly publicized by major news media, such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and others. These events and the corresponding exposure have had a significant impact on the way businesses operate and the compliance challenges they face, emphasizing the importance of staying up-to-date on the latest privacy and data security developments in order to protect your business and your customers.

Alysa Zeltzer Hutnik will deliver a critical assessment of the current legal developments in information security and privacy, and discuss practical ways for businesses to reduce their risk of non-compliance.

Topics of discussion will include:

  • Recently-enacted federal and state laws that affect a business’ obligations to protect personal information
  • A detailed snapshot of how businesses are vulnerable to incurring a data breach
  • Obligations that apply when a business has incurred a data breach
  • Latest enforcement efforts by regulators, and related litigation trends concerning information security and privacy issues
  • An update on the regulation of online marketing, including behavioral marketing
  • An update on regulatory developments regarding secondary liability and practical approaches to protecting your business from liability for acts of your partners
  • An update on latest international developments in privacy and information security