Protecting Data & Dealing with Breaches Globally in 2017
Join an expert panelist for “Best Practices for Local and Multi-location Businesses”
The event will be held 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the MCLE Conference Center, 10 Winter Place, via Winter Street in Boston. People can register using Program No. 2170183P01 at www.mcle.org
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 5, 2017 (Program No. 2170183WBC)
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, Wednesday, April 19, 2017 (Program No. 2170183RBC)
The continuing explosion of data security issues locally, nationally, and internationally created new challenges for Massachusetts businesses. Protecting competitively and personally sensitive data from theft or accidental disclosure is no longer optional; It is crucial to have a full understanding of the importance of this type of protection. Massachusetts’ State Information Security Rules (201 CMR 17.00) are arguably the toughest in the nation. The evolving set of state and federal laws, including regulatory and litigation developments, add another layer of complexity; further compounded by global developments, including an entirely new Europe-U.S. data security regime and a continued ramping up of overseas threats to locally based data.
This program provides a comprehensive overview of data security developments affecting Massachusetts businesses and institutions in 2017. The faculty focus on the key legal and operational measures that should be encompassed in any effective information security program—with new emphasis this year on global issues, recent litigation precedents affecting exposure to class action lawsuits for significant breaches, and emerging insurance coverage issues. The panel also provides a timely update on recent enforcement trends and the evolving roles of the Consumer Protection Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office as reviewers of business practices and protectors of consumer rights relative to sensitive data.