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2019 Technology & Data Protection Forum

From 04/04/19 4:00 am until 04/04/19 11:00 am
Categories: Upcoming Events


Thursday, April 4, 2019 • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Registration opens at 8:00 a.m.

Please join us for the 2019 Technology & Data Protection Forum with reception to follow.
Cost: $249; complimentary for current Baird Holm clients and other invited guests.
For questions, please contact Sarah Morris at 402.636.8356.


8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Welcome and Introduction

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Around the Data Protection World in 90 Minutes - Grayson J. DerrickAriAnna C. GoldsteinAbigail T. Mohs and Sean T. Nakamoto

Our panel of Baird Holm attorneys will give you a private tour of recent developments in international, federal, and state privacy laws and regulations.  Our first stop is Brussels. Most everyone has heard about the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR"), so we will review the current status of GDPR compliance and the enforcement trends that have (already!) started.  Then we move to Canada and Australia, to review recent changes to their data protection and privacy laws and look at their impact on U.S companies.  

Our second stop is Washington, D.C. With several U.S. states having recently introduced and passed legislation expanding their data breach notification laws to add additional privacy rights and obligations, will Congress finally weigh in?  First, we will get a sense of the state laws passed in the last year. We will then review the status of potential federal privacy/data protection laws, and what preemption could mean for our current patchwork of state laws.  

Our last stop is here in Nebraska.  The Unicameral updated our data breach statute in 2018 to require certain security practices, affecting a wide array of entities. We will discuss what this means for your company. We will also discuss any proposed data protection laws in both Nebraska and Iowa, and provide an overview of enforcement in these states.

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Why Are We Still Talking about E-mails, Mobile Devices, and Cloud Vendors?  Because They're STILL a Hot Topic (and the focus of many recent cyberattacks) James E. O'Connor and Michael W. Chase

This session will address some of the most common "lessons learned" from recent security and privacy breaches handled by Baird Holm attorneys.  Topics will include the challenges faced when email is potentially compromised, policies and precautions that should be in place when storing sensitive information in the cloud and on personal devices, etc.  This session will also focus on practical tips and strategies that should be in place now – before a potential breach occurs.

11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Grab Your Lunch

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Hot Topics Sean T. Nakamoto

Technology + Emerging Issues + Speed Dating = Hot Topics!  We are delighted to bring you the latest installment of this popular, fast-paced discussion on a variety of issues affecting technology and data protection.  This year’s panel of Baird Holm attorneys will discuss recent topics that span the spectrum of Technology and Privacy law.  

1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Class Action Warfare:  Plaintiffs Lawyers vs. Your Company - Vickie B. Ahlers, Krista M. Eckhoff and Allison D. Balus

Cybersecurity and privacy class actions are proliferating at an all-time high, with uncertain and mixed results.  The Internet of Things (IoT) is developing as a class action breeding ground, while lawsuits against Google and Facebook for face-scanning technology highlight a new future of privacy class actions.  This session will discuss recent class action litigation involving consumer data and privacy and the common theories that emerge. The session will include a discussion of what is concrete injury under Spokeo II, is it really the standard (ask Facebook or Google) or does it even matter if the plaintiffs allege statutory violations?

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Data Ownership and Trends in the Financial Services Industry - Eli A. Rosenberg and Patrick M. Kennedy

As consumer financial services become more dispersed between banks, money services businesses, and emerging fintechs, issues over which party controls the consumer relationship and, more importantly, a consumer’s data, are emerging as a crucial focal point in contract negotiations. This session will examine some of the current trends in data control for consumer financial services and how parties are dealing with, and contracting around, the sharing and use of consumer data. It will also look at the rising prevalence, as well as the legal issues and risks, of using data aggregators in relation to consumer financial services.

2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
One on One with the FBI

Grab a drink and join us for a conversation with Special Agent Jacob Foiles of the FBI Omaha Cyber Squad.  Agent Foiles will share the latest insight and details of what the FBI is seeing in its fight against cyber criminals.  He will take the audience inside the FBI as it pursues various forms of cybercrime including Business Email Compromise (BEC), IoT Botnets, Ransomware, ICS / OT Threats, and Cyber Espionage.

4:00 p.m.
Adjourn and Reception

Continuing Education Credit

This forum has been pre-approved for:

  • 5 hours of CLE credit by the Nebraska Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission
  • 6.25 hours of CLE credit by the Iowa Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education
  • The forum is eligible for 6 hours of Group A CPE credits by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) certification. Attendees will need to self-report their credits.

This forum is pending approval for:

  • CCB CEUs by The Compliance Certification Board (CCB). Continuing Education Units are awarded based on individual attendance records. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by CCB of this program content or of the program sponsor.


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