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Update on California Consumer Privacy Act

By Bret Buckler and Todd Taylor Recently the state of California passed a data privacy and security law called the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) (Assembly Bill 375, found here).

MVA Privacy & Data Security Seminar Series

  • PRIVACY AND DATA SECURITY IN THE TRUMP ERA: HOW TO TALK TO THE FBI AND YOUR IT DEPARTMENT IN A DATA BREACH (MAY 24, 2017): Effectively responding to a data breach requires clear communication with a web of internal and external groups. Two important groups are law enforcement and a company’s internal IT department. With the help of an FBI agent and an IT professional, this seminar will explore how to effectively work with these two groups to address a breach. Wednesday, May 24, 2017 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM. Register here. (more…)
  • CONTRACTING FOR THE CLOUD (OCTOBER 27, 2016): Privacy and data security issues impact every industry and affect almost all aspects of a company’s operations. Sales, human resources, data maintenance and storage, IT, legal and compliance, even litigation, all require careful attention to protecting the privacy of personal information as well as preserving the integrity of company, customer or third party data. Moore & Van Allen developed the Privacy & Data Security Seminar Series 2016 to help our clients and friends of the firm navigate the legal and the practical challenges businesses face from rapidly evolving laws and even more rapidly evolving technology in these areas.
  • THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF DATA SECURITY PROGRAMS: HOW TO PUT ONE TOGETHER FOR YOUR COMPANY (JUNE 2016): Privacy and data security issues impact every industry and affect almost all aspects of a company’s operations. Sales, human resources, data maintenance and storage, IT, legal and compliance, even litigation, all require careful attention to protecting the privacy of personal information as well as preserving the integrity of company, customer or third party data. Moore & Van Allen developed the Privacy & Data Security Seminar Series 2016 to help our clients and friends of the firm navigate the legal and the practical challenges businesses face from rapidly evolving laws and even more rapidly evolving technology in these areas. (more…)
  • RESPONDING TO A DATA BREACH: WHAT TO EXPECT AND WHAT TO AVOID (APRIL 20, 2016): Verizon, Experian, and T-Mobile are on a growing list of entities impacted by major data breaches in the past year.  But data breaches are not just limited to large national companies or organizations. No one is immune. For most organizations—big or small—the question is not “if” they will be impacted by a data breach, but “when.” This seminar will help attendees gain a better understanding of what to do in the aftermath of a data breach, analyzing such questions as: (more…)
  • PRIVACY AND DATA BREACH: WHAT CAN COMPANIES EXPECT IN 2016? (MARCH 16, 2016, SPEAKERS - KARIN MCGINNIS, TODD TAYLOR): 2016 promises to bring significant developments and challenges in information privacy and data security. Congress and state legislatures are continuing to focus on new laws to protect personal information while at the same time minimize the impact of cybersecurity threats. The Federal Trade Commission has made clear that it will continue to be a watchdog for privacy and data security violations affecting consumers, while at the same time the National Labor Relations Board is making it harder for companies to thread the needle between protecting information without infringing on the right of employees to engage in concerted activity. Internationally, companies seeking to transfer data from the EU to the US are trying to figure out the difference between a Privacy Shield and a Safe Harbor and determine whether other means of transferring data are better. This seminar will provide attendees with an update on these issues and guidance on how to better prepare for the changes and challenges coming in 2016.
  • LIMITING LEGAL LIABILITY FOR POTENTIAL PRIVACY AND DATA SECURITY ISSUES: PRACTICAL APPROACHES TO A COMPLEX PROBLEM (APRIL 29, 2015):  You know that privacy and data security issues pose a huge risk for your company.  Regulatory penalties, litigation costs and recovery, and even just the cost of analyzing a data breach and sending out required notices can hurt a company’s bottom line not to mention its reputation.  Target’s breach cost the company over $148 million.  Fortunately, there are practical steps that your company can take now to limit liability when the inevitable occurs. With the help of industry experts, this sixth installment in MVA’s Privacy and Data Security Group’s client seminar series will focus on two of these practical steps:  (1) records management and destruction; and (2) cyber-liability insurance.  We’ll also give you a full download on the hottest privacy and data security legal developments in the past year.  For additional information click here.

Welcome to Data Points!

The technology and regulatory landscape is rapidly changing, thus impacting the manner in which companies across all industries operate, specifically in the ways they collect, use and secure confidential data. Moore & Van Allen’s Privacy & Data Security Group recognizes the challenges clients face in the effort to stay abreast of such volatility. “Data Points” seeks to educate by providing transparent and cutting-edge insight on the most critical issues and dynamics. Our goal is to inform business decision-makers who are navigating these waters about the information they must protect, and what to do if/when security is breached.

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Moore & Van Allen has a Privacy & Data Security practice with the depth and breadth to advise the multitude of business industries and practices impacted, including sales, human resources, data maintenance and storage, IT, legal and compliance, labor and employment, health care, finance, cross-border transactions, energy and litigation. All require careful attention to protecting the privacy of personal information as well as preserving the integrity of company, customer or third party data. To help our clients successfully navigate their data security challenges and manage their risk in these areas, our multi-disciplinary team draws on their deep experience in addressing data privacy and information security obligations and disputes. Read More About Our Practice and Meet the MVA Privacy & Data Security Team.

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