Data Security Compliance and Responding to a Data Breach: Lessons for Corporate Counsel After Equifax
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
The CLE course will examine the issues presented by the Equifax data breach and response, outline proactive strategies to reduce the likelihood of a data breach, and provide best practices for responding to a breach. The panel will also discuss new data breach disclosure obligations and other recent legal developments regarding data protection.
- Recent legal developments
- Federal law developments
- State law developments
- International law developments
- Restricting access to certain information
- Encryption of sensitive and/or personally identifiable information
- Written security policies that are consistently enforced
- Ongoing internal training and testing of executives and staff as to key threats such as phishing
- Internal training – including tabletop exercises – of key personnel as to appropriate responses to data breaches
- Regular monitoring of networks
- Implementing patches when vulnerabilities are disclosed.
- Responding to security breaches
- Notification of key company officials
- Investigation of the breach
- Notification to affected individuals and state officials
- Memorializing actions taken in response to a security breach
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What proactive strategies should counsel take to protect the private information of customers, employees and the company?
- 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 include in agreements with cloud computing vendors to minimize the risk of data breach?
Robert D. Brownstone
Technology & eDiscovery Counsel
Fenwick & West
Mr. Brownstone advises clients on information-security, data-privacy, electronic discovery, electronic information... | Read More
Mr. Brownstone advises clients on information-security, data-privacy, electronic discovery, electronic information management, retention/destruction policies, workplace technology-use policies and social-media rewards and risks. A nationwide advisor, speaker, writer and adjunct law professor on many law-and-technology issues, he is frequently quoted in the press as a resource on electronic information.Close
Brent E. Kidwell
Jenner & Block
Mr. Kidwell is the Firm’s Chief Knowledge Counsel. He helps clients proactively prepare for electronic discovery... | Read More
Mr. Kidwell is the Firm’s Chief Knowledge Counsel. He helps clients proactively prepare for electronic discovery and reactively implement strategies and plans for collecting, processing, analyzing and producing data in litigation. He has assisted clients in managing terabytes of data efficiently and cost-effectively, and also advises them on digital forensics, information and records management strategies, data security, protection and privacy issues.Close