Data Privacy and Security: Legal Strategies Amid Growing Liability Threats

Crafting and Implementing Policies and Responding to Breaches

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Thursday, November 3, 2011

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This CLE course will provide general counsel and business legal advisors with an examination of recent legal developments impacting data privacy and security. The panel will outline proactive strategies to reduce the likelihood of breach and provide best practices for responding when a data breach occurs.


Breaches in data security damage the reputations of companies, put trade secrets and confidential information at risk, and expose businesses to liability, among other risks. With most businesses storing and transmitting data electronically, data breaches are more likely than ever before.

High profile data breaches—Stanford Hospital's in August, Sony Playstation's in April, Facebook privacy concerns, and recent state laws and new federal guidance, emphasize the need for counsel to prepare their companies and clients to meet the legal challenges associated with handling private electronic data.

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



  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. Obtaining privacy breach liability insurance?
  3. 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 key questions:

  • What steps are state and federal governments taking to help businesses safeguard private data?
  • What proactive strategies should counsel take to protect the sensitive personal information of customers, employees and the company?
  • What response policies should counsel advise companies to put in place to minimize liability for disclosure of confidential information if a breach occurs?

Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.


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

Hengesbaugh, Brian
Brian L. Hengesbaugh

Baker & McKenzie

Mr. Hengesbaugh advises clients across various industries on global privacy and information management, data security...  |  Read More

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