You read about another privacy breach in the news almost every day. Facebook paid $5 billion for a privacy breach, British Airways $183 million, Google $56.8 million and Marriott is facing $124 million. GDPR is serious about privacy enforcement. In the U.S., there are hundreds of privacy laws spanning federal and state levels. It’s imperative today for board members to be knowledgeable about the data privacy landscape and emerging trends in order to assess the state of compliance and privacy protection present for the companies they serve. Join us for a discussion on:
Emerging technologies that could improve data privacy and those that could lead to larger or more significant threat
Evolving legislative/regulatory landscape including examples of recent breaches and associated consequences
How companies are managing the ever-complex data environment
Conclusions and key takeaways regarding what Boards need to know and do
Cynthia J. Cole is currently Special Counsel at Baker Botts in Palo Alto, California. She has 19 years of experience as CEO and General Counsel in public and private companies, particularly related to technology, corporate transactional and data privacy issues such as the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) and the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). She counsels clients on technology transactions and deals, big data, data privacy, data sharing and IP licensing, often creating bespoke agreements in novel technology fields. She has led the firm’s initiative in GDPR, CCPA and data protection counseling for US Companies. Cynthia is certified as an Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
Cynthia is a recognized thought leader in data privacy, named a “California Trailblazer 2019”Â for her work building a transactional data privacy practice at Baker Botts and a “National Women in Law Honoree for Thought Leadership”Â by Corporate Counsel in 2018, and has taught and written on a range of data privacy and policy trends and innovative issues. Cynthia was recognized as one of the Women Leaders in Tech Law by The Recorder, 2017. She currently serves as chair of the governance committee of the board of directors of the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation.
Meg Kammerud is a member of the executive team at a high-growth, Silicon Valley cybersecurity company that defends the world’s largest enterprises from all types of fraud against their online applications. Shape Security’s fraud prevention platform detects and blocks up to 2 billion fraudulent or unwanted transactions daily, while keeping 200 million legitimate human logins and other interactions safe. Kammerud manages legal, compliance, data protection, privacy, IP, and various operational activities at Shape. She previously served as associate general counsel at MobileIron, a publicly traded unified endpoint management company. During the first decade of her practice, she clerked for the Honorable Gene Pratter on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and then litigated in courts across the United States in complex patent, copyright, and trade secret cases at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan and Steptoe & Johnson. Kammerud is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Stanford University.
As the CEO of Living Security, Ashley Rose is passionate about helping companies build positive security cultures. An adaptable problem solver, she is thoughtful and transparent in her approach to running the company and working with clients toward a singular goal: to reduce risk by making security awareness engaging and quantifiable. Rose has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan and is a serial entrepreneur with experience designing and managing product lines. After launching her career in the tech industry, she became intrigued by cybersecurity and its accelerating impact. Now Living Security combines that interest with her passions for entrepreneurship and helping people.