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The Future of Digital Privacy:
Complying with New Data Regulation Legislation

Key Speakers

Amy Lawrence, Associate, Privacy & Data Security Group, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC
Marc Beaart, Assistant Head Deputy, Cyber Crime Division, LA County District Attorney's Office
Benny Forer, Deputy District Attorney, Cyber Crime Division, LA County District Attorney's Office & Lecturer, Viterbi School of Engineering, USC
Eugene Morgulis, Counsel, Privacy & Security, Honey
Mike Gatto, Former Chairman, Committee on Consumer Protection & Privacy, California State Assembly

This event was held on Wednesday, September 11th 2019.


As the amount of personal data collected by private companies, governments and platforms continues to increase, safeguarding digital privacy rights remains at the forefront of public discourse. Several large breaches paired with recent revelations that Cambridge Analytica collected personal information from millions of Facebook users without their knowledge has prompted legislation to protect consumer personal data.

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on May 25, 2018, standardizing regulations across member states. Focusing on conditions of consent, the right to be forgotten and notification of data breaches; the GDPR is not limited to companies located in the region. Any institution with European consumers, including those based in the United States, could face heavy fines if they fail to comply with requirements.

This was followed by the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA), which was signed by Governor Jerry Brown on June 28, 2018. Taking effect January 1, 2020, the law will give consumers the right to know what and why information is being collected, as well as who the data is being shared with. Like the GDPR, individuals will be able to block companies from selling their data and children under 16 will be required to ‘opt in’ for any data collection to take place. The bill will allow companies to alter prices based on whether consumers ‘opt out’ or consent to having their data sold. While the bill will only apply to consumers in California, institutions across the United States will likely incorporate the regulations.

Over the past year, a number of states have introduced or strengthened consumer data protection policies. In May 2018, Vermont passed Act H.764 to regulate data brokers. Colorado's HB18-1128 went into effect on September 1, 2018, requiring companies to implement and maintain appropriate security practices for “personal identifying information”. The influx of state legislation has prompted debate on whether consumer privacy should be regulated at the state or federal level. The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held a hearing with tech industry leaders on September 26, 2018 to examine potential safeguards for consumer data protection and a US privacy bill is expected to be drafted in early 2019.

This symposium will offer delegates an opportunity to discuss strategies for complying with new and evolving data regulation policies. Engaging with policymakers and experts in the field, participants will assess both the progress and challenges of present data protection strategies, and think about next steps for policy development. Delegates will be able to transfer key learnings and best practices to their own organizations whether government institutions, private companies, third sector parties or members of the tech industry.


 Delegates will:

  • Examine the CALECPA and how aspects may be incorporated into legislation aimed at the private sector
  • Gain insight into criminal law, cybercrime and digtial privacy
  • Discuss trends in legistation, legislative intent and how to seek opinions on compliance
  • Consider similarities and differences of the GDPR and CCPA
  • Review strategies to overcome uncertainties and pitfalls of the GDPR and CCPA
  • Identify best practices for establishing compliance programs
  • Understand the roles of private companies and governments in relation to digital privacy
  • Explore the future of data protection policy




  9:30 Registration and Morning Refreshments
10:15  Chair's Welcome and Introduction

Panel One:

The Evolution of Cyber Law - Current Legal Frameworks and the Future of Digital Privacy 

  • Understanding privacy law - To what extent can the government obtain citizen or corporate data and in what manner, if any?
  • An overview of constitutional prohibitions against the government to protect user privacy - Examining the CALECPA and how aspects may be incorporated into legislation aimed at the private sector
  • Considering the applicability of law to the digital age and how courts are evolving to apply older laws to modern scenarios
  • Discussing when and how government investigations occur and what the relevant laws controlling those actions are
11:15 Morning Coffee Break
11:30 Open Floor Discussion and Debate with Panel One
12:30 Networking Lunch

Panel Two: 

Breaking Down Current Data Protection Legislation - Legislative Trends and Strategies for Compliance

  • Exploring trends in legistation, legislative intent and how to seek opinions on compliance
  • Discussing the roles of the private and public sectors in protecting digital privacy
  • Understanding the GDPR and CCPA - Exploring effective strategies to overcome uncertainties and pitfalls of the GDPR and CCPA
  • Identifying best practices for establishing compliance programs
  2:15 Afternoon Coffee Break
  2:30 Open Floor Discussion and Debate with Panel Two
  3:30 Chair's Summary and Closing Comments
  3:40 Networking Reception
  4:30 Close

** Please note that the program is subject to change without notice **



Who Should Attend?

  • Chief Technology Officers
  • Chief Information Officers
  • Chief Information Security Officers
  • Chief Marketing Officers
  • Chief Compliance Officers
  • Chief Risk Officers
  • Data Protection Officers
  • Privacy Officers
  • Data Protection & Privacy Analysts
  • Data Privacy Business Analysts/Data Privacy Managers
  • Data Protection Representatives
  • Data Protection & Compliance Program Managers
  • Digital Strategy Managers
  • City Managers/IT Managers
  • Digital Marketing Coordinators
  • Digital Education Specialists
  • Directors/Heads of Data Ethics
  • Chief Data Ethics Officers
  • Chief Ethics Officers
  • Data Governance Analysts
  • Social Media Marketing Managers
  • Communications Officers
  • Data Scientists/Data Engineers
  • Information Security Professionals
  • Information Security Engineers
  • Certified Information Privacy Professionals
  • Certified Information Privacy Manager
  • Consumer Privacy Advocates/Consumer Advocates
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professionals
  • Cybersecurity Professionals
  • Cybersecurity Advocates
  • Privacy & Cybersecurity Associates/Managers/Attorneys
  • Small Business Owners
  • Technology Industry Professionals
  • Software Developers
  • Data Analysts
  • Marketing Firms
  • GDPR Specialists
  • Lawyers
  • Legal Consultants
  • Researchers and Academics
  • Third Sector Organizations
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • County and Local Government Agencies
  • California Department of Technology
  • California Department of Business Oversight
  • California Department of Consumer Affairs
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • Department of Commerce
This event was held on Wednesday, September 11th 2019.

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