Data Regulations Have Changed: Are You Ready?

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


This is a complimentary program sponsored by BSI.

The data privacy regulation landscape for multinational corporations continues to shift dramatically. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), California Consumer Privacy Act (CaCPA), the potential E-Privacy Directive, and others are all creating urgency to ensure effective information governance structures. 

Bloomberg Environment invites compliance officers, risk managers, general counsel and organizational leaders for an important webinar looking at case studies and practical guidance on creating a streamlined way to improve information resilience in your organization across various regulations and guidelines. 

We will discuss latest developments as well as common misperceptions and pitfalls that companies need to be aware of. The webinar will provide attendees with practical suggestions on managing data in compliance with changing regulations. 

Educational Objectives:
• Gain meaningful insights into latest regulatory changes: GDPR, CaCPA, EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, and others
• Understand how your company can proactively minimize reputational and compliance risks
• Recognize elements of a ‘best practice’ and data governance structure that supports the bottom line of your business

Who would benefit most from attending this webinar?
Compliance officers, data and privacy officers, risk managers, general counsel and organizational leaders


John DiMaria
  • Global Product Champion for Information Security and Business Continuity
  • BSI Group

John DiMaria; CSSBB, HISP, MHISP, AMBCI, CERP is the Global Product Champion for Information Security and Business Continuity for BSI Group. He has 30 years of successful experience in Standards and Management System Development, including Quality Assurance, EMS, Information Systems, ISMS and Business Continuity. John was one of the key innovators of CSA STAR Certification for cloud providers, a contributing author of the American Bar Association’s Cybersecurity Handbook and a working group member and key contributor to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.

Howard Mannella
  • Managing Principal
  • Alternative Resiliency Services Corp

Howard Mannella is managing principal of Alternative Resiliency Services Corp, a next-gen consultancy dedicated to alternative approaches to pragmatic rapid reduction of risk.  ARSC has delivered actionable business continuity, crisis management and other programs, specializing in ergonomic plans usable under stress and lightning-fast speed to value. He has facilitated realistic high-touch high-impact executive exercises, some of which presaged actual headline events. His programs have been proven in real-life disaster situations. Howard’s passion is executive education and evangelizing risk and resiliency, contributing to executive closed-door round-tables, delivering keynotes, running workshops and sitting on expert panels across four continents. He has worked in numerous verticals including banking/card processing, pharmaceutical, defense/aerospace, ecommerce, travel management and others. Prior to ARSC, Howard was principal resiliency strategist for Expedia, Inc, starting the global program from scratch and managing it for eight years. Howard was formerly consulting on the US East Coast before moving to the Seattle area.

Nicholas Merker
  • Partner and Co-chair Data Security and Privacy Practice
  • Ice Miller

Nick Merker is a partner and co-chair of Ice Miller’s Data Security and Privacy Practice. His experience is unique, as he is only one of a handful of DSP lawyers in the country who can say that they’ve worked as a computer systems, network and security engineer for 10 years before practicing law. Clients seek Nick’s counsel in all areas where data security and privacy are an issue, including PCI-DSS, the HIPAA Security Rule, online privacy statements, vendor contract issues, the EU General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR"), anti-SPAM issues, regulatory enforcement, privacy due diligence in mergers and acquisitions, privacy audits (i.e. GAPP), and data security standards and audits (i.e. NERC, SSAE 16, etc.). He is Faculty at the International Association of Privacy Professionals where he leads privacy training across the globe to executives, engineers, lawyers and managers. Nick teaches a Data Security and Privacy Law course at the Robert H. McKinney School of Law at Indiana University, and is a frequent author and speaker on privacy issues at conferences and in multiple publications. 

Benjamin Snipes, JD/MBA/LLM
  • Director of Compliance & Product Development
  • Fiducial

As the director of compliance and product development at Fiducial, Benjamin Snipes leads two interrelated departments and acts as the chief compliance officer and product manager for the Fiducial companies in North America. In this role, he represents the organization in front of regulatory bodies while ensuring that the directors, management and employees are in compliance with laws, regulations and internal policies. Benjamin is also responsible for directing the development of the IT systems that support the company's expansion within North America. Prior to working at Fiducial, Benjamin worked at Wolters Kluwer, Bloomberg LP, and practiced law for nine years in private practice and as corporate counsel.

Continuing Education

1.0 General COA, 1.0 CLE
Basic understanding of information governance and privacy regulations.
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