How Companies Can Address Emerging Compliance Risks in Privacy

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This is a virtual event, accessible online and over the phone. Access instructions will be provided after registration.


This complimentary webinar is produced in connection with the latest Bloomberg Law Special Report.

Data breaches present a host of privacy issues, including those in emerging areas with increased litigation risks. To be prepared, organizations need insight on the rapidly changing environment for data privacy and protection, and how those changes can affect operations. This webinar will explore areas with the greatest potential to raise new privacy concerns, and steps companies can take to strengthen data practices and reduce legal repercussions.

During this 60-minute webinar, panelists will discuss:

• The most pressing issues for companies operating in an evolving privacy landscape with ongoing potential for data breaches
• What to do after a data breach occurs in order to address potential class actions, regulatory enforcement, reputational harm, and required remediation
• The extent of risks posed by increasingly prescriptive consumer privacy rights requirements
• Planning ahead to adapt operations for the best data security practices

Educational Objectives

• Understand the potential legal issues associated with data breaches
• Get an overview of compliance factors related to data privacy
• Hear best practices in data privacy and protection

Who would benefit most from attending this program?

Compliance officers, in-house counsel, privacy and compliance attorneys, information governance professionals

This webinar is made possible with the support of the following sponsors:


Moderator: Mark Smith
  • Legal Analyst
  • Bloomberg Law

Mark Smith is a Legal Analyst with Bloomberg Law, focusing on privacy and data security issues. He covers federal, state, and international privacy law developments, including the CCPA and the GDPR. A licensed attorney, he holds two certifications (CIPP/US, CIPP/C) from the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He is a graduate of Loyola College and the University of Maryland School of Law.

Maureen Dry-Wasson
  • Group General Counsel and Global Privacy Officer
  • Allegis Group

Maureen Dry-Wasson is an Executive Director – Group General Counsel and Global Privacy Officer at Allegis Group, Inc. and is General Counsel for Major, Lindsey & Africa, an Allegis Group company. Mrs. Dry-Wasson has received privacy certifications through the IAPP for the US, Canada, Europe and Privacy Management and served as one of the first co-chairs of the Baltimore Knowledge Net chapter. She has been an in-house attorney for more than 20 years and established and leads the Allegis Group Global Privacy Office.

W. Reece Hirsch
  • Partner
  • Morgan Lewis

W. Reece Hirsch counsels clients on health care regulatory and transactional matters and co-heads the firm’s privacy and cybersecurity practice. Representing health care organizations such as hospitals, health plans, insurers, physician organizations, health care information technology companies, and pharmaceutical and biotech companies, Reece advises clients on issues such as privacy, fraud and abuse, and self-referral issues. This includes health care-specific data privacy and security matters, such as compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act.

Jeanne Kelly
  • Intellectual Property Partner
  • LK Shields

Jeanne is a Partner in LK Shields’s Intellectual Property, Technology, and Privacy team. She advises public and private clients in relation to technology law, including data protection and GDPR preparedness. Jeanne is a regular speaker at conferences in Ireland and abroad on GDPR, legal issues for start-up and scaling companies, and data privacy generally.

Continuing Education

1.0 CLE, 1.0 General COA
Practice Areas:
Working understanding of data privacy and security
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