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Legaltech 2020

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Legaltech is the largest and most important legal technology event of the year. Legaltech® provides an in-depth look at what the technological world has in store for you and your practice AND offers an expansive exhibit floor with the most extensive gathering of innovative products designed to meet your current and future technology needs.

Robert Brownstone, chair of Fenwick's Electronic Information Management practice will be speaking during multiple sessions on February 6.

Understanding CCPA & U.S. State Privacy Regimes (10:00am - 11:00am):

In the summer of 2018, California passed; its landmark set of privacy statutes, the California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA"), effective January 1, 2020. Since that time, numerous other states have added their own legislation, some more data privacy driven and others more focused on data security.That amalgam of laws added to a series of state enforcement agency regulations promulgated in Colorado, New York and Vermont. Pressure from global businesses such as ___ AT&T and IBM urging government to create a more comprehensive consumer data privacy laws should only increase the number of state - and perhaps even federal- legislation - introduced.

  • Understanding the current status of nationwide state privacy statutes and administrative agency regulations
  • As to the many organizations that have undergone GDPR compliance projects, gaining a sense of additional necessary steps to ease CCPA compliance fears
  • Gathering specific practical tips to help create a robust and effective compliance program
  • Learning about the landscape of U.S. and global enforcement actions

What You Don’t Know Will Hurt You: Artificial Intelligence (AI) vs. Individual Privacy Rights (11:00am - 12:30pm):

As AI increases its role in day to day activities, concerns surrounding both consumer/user and employee data have grown. With the use of AI comes greater amounts of personally identifiable information (PII) data being stored and utilized, but at what cost?As society becomes more comfortable with the gathering and mining of sensitive personal information, the threat of AI will only increase.

  • Considering the impacts of the increased ability of AI driven devices and tools to track and monitor consumers/users and employees
  • Tackling data exploitation given that most consumers/users remain blissfully unaware of the amount of data being generated and processed through networks and devices
  • Assessing how, with such sensitive data at risk, organizations can enforce accountability and transparency to help better protect data’s private contents?
  • Reviewing existing privacy laws and regulations to help determine whether they adequately protect the privacy rights subject to the threat of AI

Privacy Engineering (“Privacy by Design”): What is it & What Do I Need to Know? (1:30pm - 2:00pm):

As privacy has evolved over time, developers of products, technology, networks and business practices have been realizing the importance of incorporating privacy from the beginning instead of as add on. Privacy engineering ensures that privacy considerations are integrated into product design. As technology continues to evolve a rapid pace ,the necessity for privacy engineering will only continue to grow.

  • Knowing the fundamentals behind privacy engineering and understanding its growing importance
  • Considering privacy laws that require privacy engineering
  • Garnering strategies to help incorporate privacy engineering into product development
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