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.