Privacy Regulations: The New Litigation Battleground

Hosted by Exterro and Foley & Lardner LLP 

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and California Data Breach Law (Civil Code Section 1798.82) didn’t start the fire, but they are certainly leading the way. However, California is not alone. Nevada and Maine have enacted their own laws, which differ quite a bit from California's approach, plus at least 10 more states have privacy laws in motion, signifying a patchwork of different privacy standards and igniting a sea change for corporate counsel. 

While California’s Data Breach Law always included a private right of action (§1798.84(b)), the CCPA ups the ante in providing consumers another avenue to file a private right of action with the added threat of statutory damages (thereby potentially easing the requirement to show damages). These statutes (along with unfair competition claims under Business and Professions Code 17200) may encourage the plaintiff’s bar to file more class action complaints – particularly if the consumer’s personal information is disclosed as a result of a business’ failure to implement reasonable security measures.

Savvy plaintiffs’ attorneys will no doubt exploit companies’ weaknesses and spark a wave of litigation, sweeping up companies that were never before targets of any sort of class action. GCs must take the lead to ensure effective compliance, mitigate liabilities, and protect their companies. 

Choose From Two Events in the Chicagoland Area

Tuesday, February 25 and Wednesday, February 26, 2020

CLE & CPE Information
Foley & Lardner LLP will apply for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit after this program in all applicable states. This activity is pending approval by the State Bar of Illinois in the amount of up to 1.0 general credit. Certificates of attendance will be distributed to eligible participants approximately eight weeks after the event via email.
This program may be eligible for continuing privacy education (CPE) credit toward CISA, CISM, CGEIT, and/or CRISC certifications and maintenance. Please visit the ISACA website to review the specific CPE requirements for your certification
*This event is intended for clients and potential clients of Exterro and Foley & Lardner LLP, who reserve the right to limit the attendance of this event in their sole discretion.

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This Session Will Cover:

  • Regulatory Update
  • New Tactics of the Plaintiffs Bar
  • What is “Reasonable” Security
  • The Four Pillars of Defensibility
  • Cyber Insurance Considerations

Choose From Two Chicago Area Locations 

  • Chicago 
    Foley & Lardner LLP Offices
    321 N Clark St, Suite 3000
    Chicago, IL 60654  

    Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020

    Time: 8:30 am - 10:30 am

    Breakfast: 8:30 am - 9:00 am
    Presentation: 9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Q & A and Networking 10:00 am - 10:30 am

  • Oak Brook
    Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse
    2105 Spring Rd
    Oak Brook, IL 60523 

    Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020

    Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

    Doors Open & Networking: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Lunch & Presentation: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Q & A and Networking 1:00 pm- 1:30 pm 

Featured Speakers

Robert Fowler

Director of Strategic Partnerships, Exterro

Aaron Tantleff, CIPP/E

Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

Giovanna O'Malley

Director, Legal, SEKO Logistics

Security and risk management leaders must plan for intensified global regulatory activity and societal expectations driving radical change.

Nader Henein, Bart Willemsen

Gartner Report: The State of Privacy and Personal Data Protection, 2019-2020