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Privacy & Data Security Seminar Series 2014

October 30, 2014

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 this seminar series 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.

Data Breach and Cyber-liability: Preparing for Litigation
Thursday, February 27th
Speaker: Robert Sumner

Data breaches and liability for losses causes by the breach of sensitive information have garnered a great deal of attention over the past few years. With data breaches at the South Carolina Department of Revenue in 2012 affecting millions of taxpayers and the more recent data breaches at large retailers like Target, data breach is becoming a household phrase. While many discount the true threat associated with cyber-liability, the metrics on data breaches and the costs associated with data breaches are staggering. Empirical data published by private vendors, insurance professionals and government agencies demonstrates the serious nature of data breaches and why companies should devote more time, attention and resources towards managing this ever-growing problem. Our presentation will focus on the costs of data breaches, the requirements of data breach statutes and how best to defend a data breach lawsuit in the unfortunate event that litigation arises.

Preventing and Responding to a Cybersecurity Event from the Legal and Technical Perspectives: NIST Cybersecurity Framework
Thursday, March 27th
Speakers: Todd Taylor, Karin McGinnis

Please join us and our guest speaker Serge Jorgensen of the Sylint Group as we look at cybersecurity protections and responses from the perspective of an IT/cybersecurity expert and from the legal perspective. We will also discuss the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) proposed Cybersecurity Framework, ordered by the President to assist organizations in reducing the cybersecurity risk to the United States’ critical infrastructure. What exactly is the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and what impact will it have on businesses in the U.S.? How can organizations use the Framework to minimize the risk of, and liability for, a cybersecurity breach? Attendees will come away with best practices to prepare for and respond to a cybersecurity event within the confines of the law.

Privacy and Social Media in the Workplace
Thursday, May 29th
Speakers: Karin McGinnis, Ben Fryer, Brandon Gaskins

Privacy of employee information recently has become the subject of increased attention in the U.S. The rise in popularity of social media adds another layer of complexity to this already complex issue. As an employer, what exactly are your obligations and limitations with respect to privacy laws and your employees’ social media use? How can you best align with the law in a way that will promote business success and employee satisfaction? This seminar will review relevant U.S. privacy laws that arise during the employment relationship, navigate the impact of social media password protection statutes and NRLB rulings regarding employee use of social media, and offer relevant strategies for employers who are charting their course to proactively manage these issues.


Payment Card Industry Standards for the Healthcare Industry
Thursday, September 18th
Speakers: Todd Taylor, Suzanne Miller (VACO Risk Solutions)
Morehead Inn
1122 East Morehead Street
Charlotte, NC 28204
7:30-9:30am

Negotiating Cloud Computing and SaaS Agreements
Thursday, October 30th
Speakers: Marcus Lee, Henry Ward

An overview of the privacy, intellectual property, legal and other business issues to consider in drafting, negotiating and managing cloud and software as a service agreements.  

*Each seminar in this series will follow the same agenda (with the exception of 9/18):
Registration/Lunch: 11:30am-12:00pm
Presentation: 12:00-1:00pm
Q&A/Networking: 1:00-1:30pm

**CLE and HR credit pending. Generic certificates of attendance can be issued as needed for other continuing education requirements. 

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