Legaltech 2020


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 at Legaltech 2020.

Tuesday, February 4:

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM  |  A New Decade of eDiscovery: Fundamental Shifts in Big Data, Case Law, and In-House Demands

Join us as we bring some of the brightest legal experts and tech gurus together for a discussion on eDiscovery trends of the new decade.

We'll ask:

  • What do we want to hang on to into the 20's and what do we want to leave behind?
  • What challenges and opportunities do we anticipate?
  • How will next-gen technologies and laws reshape legal teams and how they operate?

Wednesday, February 5:

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM  |  A Data Privacy and Data Protection Update

With the possible exception of climate change, data privacy and data protection may be the most important issues facing society as we embark on a new decade. Join us for our annual examination of developments in data privacy and protection, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We'll look at mobile data, social media, and the Internet of Things. In addition, as we look ahead to the 2020 elections, we'll examine the legal and technical aspects of alleged hacked elections, and what all these data privacy and protection challenges mean for you.

Key takeaways:

  • Briefing update on GDPR & CCPA. How do these data privacy laws impact social media & the IoT
  • A look ahead to the 2020 elections and its data privacy & protection challenges
  • Business of law implications

Thursday, February 6:

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM  |  Understanding CCPA & U.S. State Privacy Regimes

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 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

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM  |  What You Don’t Know Will Hurt You: Artificial Intelligence (AI) vs. Individual Privacy

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, possible challenges around 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

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM  |  Privacy Engineering (“Privacy by Design”): What is it & What Do I Need to Know?

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