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Baird Holm’s 2023 Technology and Data Protection Forum

From 09/15/2023 8:00 am until 09/15/2023 4:00 pm

At WoodmenLife Tower

Baird Holm’s 2023 Technology and Data Protection Forum

Baird Holm’s Technology and Data Protection Forum is an educational offering for our clients and guests that highlights current and emerging information on privacy and data security issues and provides practical insights about how to successfully navigate them.
This Forum will be offered in-person and online

Friday, September 15, 2023
Check-In: 8:00 – 8:45 a.m.
Welcome & Introduction: 8:45 a.m.
Event: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

WoodmenLife Tower
3rd Floor Conference Center
1700 Farnam Street
Omaha, NE 68102

$249 for non-clients
FREE for clients

Virtual Attendee Option:
If you choose to attend virtually, you will receive an email a few days in advance of the Forum with a link to the livestream event along with the presentation materials.
Please note that the Technology and Data Protection Forum will not be recorded for later access, so please plan to watch the event in real-time on September 15.

Please register by Friday, September 8.

If you have questions, please contact Kristen at  


Continuing Education Credits: 
This event is approved for the following continuing education credits:

  • NE CPE
  • IA CLE
  • IAPP
  • CCB CEUs by The Compliance Certification Board


8:00 – 8:45 a.m. | Check-in

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. | Welcome
Vickie B. Ahlers & Grayson J. Derrick

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. | Coming Soon to a State Near You: An Update on the Ever-Evolving Data Privacy Landscape 
Grayson J. DerrickAriAnna C. Goldstein
Now that ten (and counting!) states have passed comprehensive consumer data privacy laws, navigating applicability and compliance obligations for businesses will be more challenging than ever.  This session will look at the similarities and differences in the laws with a focus on how to best set up a compliance program to comply with each state’s laws.  The session will wrap-up with a discussion on how state AGs are policing and enforcing these laws. 

10:00 – 10:15 a.m. | Break 

10:15 – 11:00 a.m. | Learn from Your Their Mistakes – Current Trends in Privacy and Security Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement 
Vickie B. Ahlers & Allison D. Balus
Lots of businesses do good work on the front end to understand privacy and security risks by completing privacy impact assessments, refining security policies and testing incident response plans. But litigation and enforcement on the back end provide valuable insight into additional steps organizations can take to be proactive in evaluating and mitigating the potential risk to the organization.  In this session, we will discuss recent enforcement and litigation trends in privacy and security cases with an eye toward helping you refine your risk assessment and work plans for 2023 and beyond.

11:00 – 11:45 a.m. | Cyber(job)security Trends – Strategic Implications for 2023 and Beyond 
Robert L. Kardell & Michael W. Chase 
Cybersecurity issues continue to dominate the news cycle and impact organizations of all shapes and sizes.  Sophisticated cyberattacks are ever-evolving and have operational, financial, reputational, and strategic consequences – all which come at a significant cost.   This session will cover noteworthy cybersecurity topics including an overview of the innovative threats, new targets, regulatory updates, data breach trends, and other legal issues affecting your organization.  We will also offer practical insights and predictions for the year ahead.

11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Grab Your Lunch 

12:00 – 12:50 p.m. | Lunch/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. 

Confidentiality Provisions in Employment Agreements 
Kelli P. Lieurance
The NLRB has declared war on confidentiality and non-disparagement provisions in severance and settlement agreements.  Not only does this affect the language you use in future agreements, but the NLRB’s decisions have retroactive effect.  Are your agreements compliant?   What do you do if they are not?

What to Know About the Corporate Transparency Act 
Kristin N. Lindgren 
This session will explore the Corporate Transparency Act and discuss key updates that become effective in 2024.  We will briefly discuss who must file a report, what information must be provided, and when a report is due.

Protecting Your Business and Your Images 
Halle A. Hayhurst
It is important to understand how to legally use images within your business and how to protect the images you own the rights to. Without the right licensing, you could receive a cease and desist letter demanding compensation and without the right monitoring, your images could be used without your consent in a manner that doesn’t align with your business practices.

Children’s Data Privacy Protection – The Online Playground Is Getting Crowded
Erin E. Busch
In the absence of federal updates to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, state legislatures are introducing and passing a patchwork of children’s data privacy legislation, which most commonly focus on children’s use of online services and social medial platforms.  We will share the key differences and common elements in state law to help you navigate this emerging area.  This session will also cover some unintended consequences of the legislation related to free speech and surveillance.

12:50 – 1:00 p.m. | Break 

1:00 – 4:00 p.m. | The A to G of Generative Artificial Intelligence
Our afternoon sessions will explore the new uses of generative AI by examining real world use cases for the technology.  We will discuss the benefits, pitfalls, and some legal and regulatory issues in connection with these uses cases and the evolution of the technology. 

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. | Guest Speaker
Dr. M.R. Hasan
Dr. Hasan is an Assistant Professor of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  His research revolves around machine learning and deep learning, which are data-driven inductive learning paradigms of artificial intelligence.

2:00 – 2:30 p.m. | Putting AI to the Transactional Test 
AriAnna C. Goldstein
This session will focus on the transactional uses of AI as well as potential legal issues from a privacy and intellectual property standpoint.

2:30 – 2:50 p.m. | Artificial Intelligence; Real Litigation
Krista M. Eckhoff
The advent of AI has brought with it new types of litigation risk.  This session will explore what lawsuits have been brought or what litigation risks can be expected relating to the use of AI, including claims filed in the areas of copyright, right of publicity, and more.

2:50 – 3:00 p.m. | Break 

3:00 – 3:20 p.m. | Better Underwriting or More Redlining? 
Eli A. Rosenberg
This session will examine the use of AI in banking, focusing on the use of AI tools for customer due diligence and credit underwriting. The session will address both the benefits and pitfalls of utilizing AI for these purposes, including concerns cited by regulatory agencies such as the CFPB.

3:20 – 3:40 p.m. | Risks and Benefits of AI in Health Care 
Abigail T. Mohs
How is AI being used with some of an individual’s most sensitive information? We will review how the health care industry is using AI, examining the potential individual risks and industry gains.

3:40 – 4:00 p.m. |AI in Recruiting and Hiring: Time Saver or Legal Terminator?
Kelli P. Lieurance
HR departments are not immune to the pull of AI as a means to streamline the recruiting and hiring processes.  This session will highlight developing concerns about bias in automated HR systems and whether businesses should use them at all.

4:00 p.m. | Adjourn and Cocktail Reception

Baird Holm's 2023 Technology and Data Protection Forum

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