Data Privacy and Information Security Compliance Under Heightened Scrutiny: Responding to a Data Breach or Cyber Attack

A live 90-minute CLE webinar with interactive Q&A

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 (in 7 days)

1:00pm-2:30pm EDT, 10:00am-11:30am PDT

(Alert: Event date has changed from 3/21/2019!)

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This CLE webinar will provide corporate counsel with an analysis of recent legal developments impacting data privacy and information security compliance. The panel will outline proactive strategies to reduce the likelihood of a data breach and provide best practices for responding if a breach occurs.


A recent report published by cybersecurity firm Shape Security showed that 80 to 90 percent of the people who log in to a retailer's e-commerce site are hackers using stolen data. This danger, along with the surge in data privacy class actions, emphasizes the need for corporate counsel to fine-tune their companies’ policies and practices for managing private customer and employee electronic information.

Breaches in data security damage the reputations of companies and put trade secrets and confidential information at risk. They also increase the likelihood of federal and state and overseas enforcement actions, class action suits and fines in the U.S. and abroad.

Companies' use of cloud computing to virtually store private information has raised a host of new privacy and security concerns for corporate counsel. Recent well-publicized incidents of irretrievable loss of virtually stored information should push counsel to negotiate agreements with cloud vendors that specifically include data security measures.

Listen as our authoritative panel of privacy and data security attorneys/technologists examines recent legal developments impacting data privacy and security compliance. The panel will outline proactive legal strategies for counsel to reduce the risks associated with data breaches and best practices for responding to a breach to minimize liability.



  1. Recent legal developments
    1. Federal law developments
    2. State law developments
    3. International law developments
    4. Recent litigation and settlements
  2. Crafting and implementing a comprehensive data privacy policy
    1. Restricting access to certain information
    2. Encryption of sensitive personal information that will be electronically transmitted
    3. Written security policies that are consistently enforced
    4. Internal training on appropriate response to data breach
    5. Regular monitoring of networks
    6. Contracting with cloud computing vendors
    7. Obtaining privacy breach liability insurance
  3. Insurance coverage for Data Breaches and Cyber Attacks
  4. Responding to security breaches
    1. What triggers notification?
    2. Rapid notification of key company officials
    3. Investigation of the breach
    4. Rapid notification of affected individuals and state officials
    5. Documenting actions taken in response to a security breach
    6. Litigation?


The panel will review these and other essential questions:

  • What proactive strategies should counsel take to protect the private information of customers and employees and sensitive information belonging to the company and in the company’s possession but belonging to other entities?
  • What response policies should corporate counsel establish to minimize liability for disclosure of confidential information if a breach occurs?
  • What terms and conditions should counsel attempt to include in agreements with cloud computing vendors to minimize the risk of, and allocate liability for, a data breach?


Brownstone, Robert
Robert D. Brownstone

Technology & eDiscovery Counsel
Fenwick & West

Mr. Brownstone advises clients on information-security, data-privacy, electronic discovery, electronic information...  |  Read More

Miranda, Isis
Isis Miranda

London Fischer

Ms. Miranda concentrates her practice in civil litigation and advises on cyber liability, data privacy, and insurance...  |  Read More

Anderson Sutton, Roberta
Roberta Anderson Sutton
Owner and Principal
RAS Enterprise Risk Management Services

Ms. Sutton concentrates her practice in the areas of management liability, insurance recovery, and emerging...  |  Read More

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