Companies gather, use, store, and share personal information every day. Even the most carefully run company can experience a breach in the security of that information, be it from a hacker, a disgruntled employee, or a stolen or lost laptop. Any such data incident requires an analysis of 48 state breach notification laws, as well as more specialized federal statutes and contractual obligations – a formerly time-sensitive process that Reed Smith has made more efficient with an app, Breach RespondeRS. Hundreds of companies across the country have also faced major class action lawsuits in response to even minor breaches.

Speakers: John M. McIntyre

Event Type: CLE / CPD, Seminar

Location Name:
Reed Smith LLP, 225 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15222
Start Date/Time:
9 November 2017, 11:30 PM ET
End Date/Time:
9 November 2017, 1:00 PM ET

This course will provide an overview of federal and state data security laws, demonstrate the breach notification app, use case studies of actual data security class action suits filed, and survey ideas that have proved successful in the defense of such cases. In addition, best practices for responding to government inquiries, and for prosecuting or defending against business-to-business or insurance coverage litigation that might arise from a breach, will be discussed.

Registration and Lunch:
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.