Data Breach, Cyber and Privacy: An Introduction
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When: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
1:00 - 2:30 pm Eastern
Contact: Bruce Hoeker
(877) 303-8666

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This webinar will survey the major sources of law with respect to privacy concerns, both from an education and a business perspective.  The discussion begins with a description of some of the current issues in privacy and a view of the statistics showing consumer concern about -- and dissatisfaction with the current state of -- privacy issues.  

We will spend time on federal law and the consistent themes and concepts in various privacy statutes. Additionally, we will explain the genesis of the anti-sharing, opt-out rules and privacy protections of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and the regulations implementing GLBA, along with a few remarks about the Fair Credit Reporting Act.  

From there, the discussion will turn to a discussion of state law.  A brief description of the privacy statutes and regulations that can impact employment records introduces this section, as it demonstrates the interplay between federal and state laws.  The discussion will then turn to the common law development of the tort of invasion of privacy and related matters. 

We’ll also spend time on the risk management aspects of a privacy policy.  We’ll discuss how to develop an effective and practical privacy policy.  The workshop will close with a discussion on the advent of insurance-related policies to cover security breaches and the like.

Learning Objectives - Attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the current issues in privacy;

  • Describe the consistent themes and concepts in various privacy statutes;

  • Apply privacy laws to employment records;

  • Develop an effective and practical privacy policy.


Presented By:

Mr. Gary Thornhill, President, Associated Agencies, Inc.
Mr. Richard S. Pitts, Vice-President and General Counsel, Arlington/Roe & Co., Inc., 

CPE Credits:

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Delivery Method: Group-Internet-Based
Prerequisites: None
Program Level: Basic
Preparation: None
CPE Credits: 1.5
Field of Study: Business Management & Organization
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Free for Members
$15 CPE credit processing fee (if required)