Building Ethical Decision Making into Legal Advice on Data Protection

Original broadcast date: June 17, 2020

Data protection is a specialty area of the law that requires all lawyers, no matter what their area of practice, to understand (human rights-based or man-made) ethical dilemmas that arise as clients provide products and services to other businesses or direct to consumers. This includes ethical dilemmas raised domestically or in other countries and regions and by regulatory authorities, law enforcement and related litigation.

Once understood, a lawyer is uniquely situated to provide advice, engage with data protection specialists, and help design and implement compliant products, services, programs, policies, governance and maintenance, all in a manner that educates the client so they can replicate the process.

By empowering clients and encouraging them to understand and own the ethical dilemmas created by their work, it empowers the lawyer to remove themselves from the day-to-day activities and provide oversight, which then leads to more effective compliance. This fundamental paradigm shift on the part of the lawyer can be transferred to the client with consistent and concise integration of basic data protection principles as an over-arching theme.

Join us for this privacy education web conference to hear from senior privacy professionals about their experience advising clients both internally and externally on these often challenging matters. You’ll hear their advice gleaned after years of working within organizations both large and small, many with a global reach.

Dave Cohen, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, Knowledge Manager, IAPP

Rita Heimes, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM,
General Counsel and Data Protection Officer, IAPP

Denise Farnsworth, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM, PLS, President/Founder, Farnsworth Law and Inspire! Privacy and Security
Vivek Narayanadas, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, Associate General Counsel and Data Protection Officer, Shopify
Eric Heath, Chief Privacy Officer, Ancestry

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