Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati frequently hosts and sponsors a broad range of events and participates in speaking engagements worldwide. The firm offers specialized seminars, panels and conferences for our clients, the legal community and other influencers to provide perspective on the latest developments and best practices in law and business.
3:00-6:00 p.m., February 15, 2018
Vari Hall, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California
High-profile cybersecurity breaches have become commonplace. In this environment, it’s imperative for companies not only to take steps to secure their data, but also to be prepared to respond should a breach occur. Recent high profile breaches and botched responses have highlighted the urgency around the topic of cybersecurity. Local experts will explain what companies should do to respond ethically to data breaches and to the ethical concerns raised by the Internet of Things. At 3 p.m., WSGR Of Counsel Beth George will join a panel of experts discussing the topic of “Responding to a Breach.”
Speaker: Beth George
Cybersecurity for Today’s General Counsel
WSGR attorneys Lydia Parnes and Beth George discussed recent privacy and security regulatory actions, the FTC’s ongoing privacy initiatives and workshops, the most common causes of data breaches, the roles of GCs and boards of directors in cybersecurity management, and steps that every company should take to protect themselves. The speakers also addressed burning questions about a range of topics, including: the latest FTC settlements; how economics is playing a role in analyzing privacy issues; SQL injections; Bad Rabbit; and whether companies should pay ransomware demands, and why a bug bounty program may not be the best idea.
Computer Privacy and Data Protection Conference
In early 2018, WSGR sponsored the Computer Privacy and Data Protection Conference, an annual three-day conference devoted to privacy and data protection. This year’s conference theme was “The Internet of Bodies” and featured timely discussions of ethical, legal, and policy issues related to how technologies impact the body. Topics ranged from e-privacy, e-evidence, encryption, and cybersecurity to artificial intelligence, blockchain, data protection by design, gendered bodies, biometrics, and more. As part of the conference, WSGR Of Counsel Laura DeBoel moderated a panel on the future of data protection enforcement. Click here to view a video archive of the panel presentation.
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