GTC Data Privacy & Security Training at Juniper (11/3/2017) – Materials

GTC Data Privacy & Security Training November 3, 2017 Juniper Networks – Sunnyvale, CA 9:00am – 12:30pm Pacific Presentations/Decks: Data Privacy in the News (loop deck – prior to start of event) Kickoff Mergers & Acquisitions – Data Privacy & Security (Panel #1) Beyond the Basics: Recent Developments in Global Data Privacy & Security (Speaker: David Bender) Vendor Risk Management – Data Privacy & Security (Panel #2) Closing Additional Resources: Data Risk in the Third-Party Ecosystem, Ponemon Institute LLC report from April 2016 (used with permission from the Ponemon Institute) When is a vendor a processor?, Rita Heimes, IAPP September 29, […]

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GTC Data Privacy & Security Training at Juniper – 11/3/2017 (Sunnyvale, California)

GTC recently held its latest data privacy training event on November 3, 2017 from 9am to 12:30pm Pacific. Many thanks to Juniper Networks who very generously hosted this conference at their headquarters in Sunnyvale, California. Topics and speakers included the following: Mergers & Acquisitions – Data Privacy & Security (Panel #1) Jon Adams, Senior Privacy Counsel, LinkedIn Rocco Grillo, Executive Managing Director, Cyber Resilience Leader, Stroz Friedberg/Aon Sayoko Blodgett-Ford, Member & Chief Privacy Officer, GTC Law Group Beyond the Basics:  Recent Developments in Global Data Privacy & Security David Bender, Special Counsel, Data Privacy, GTC Law Group and Fellow, Ponemon Institute Vendor […]

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GTC Member Sayoko Blodgett-Ford Speaks at IAPP Webinar re GDPR Enhanced Notice Requirements

8/25/17 – The International Association of Privacy Professionals webinar is offered by IAPP “Putting enhanced notice requirements into practice under the GDPR” Providing notice to European citizens who are potential users of products and services will get more stringent when the EU General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect next May. A panel of experts, including GTC Law Group Chief Privacy Officer Sayoko Blodgett-Ford, CIPP/US, share expertise on how organizations can minimize risk and provide good data stewardship for customers. The recorded IAPP web conference is free for members and eligible for one CPE credit. If you have any questions, […]

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Are Terms of Use prohibitions on web scraping enforceable?

Original article 8/4/17-Updated 8/15/17 This is a key question at the heart of a recent lawsuit filed by a start-up hiQ Labs against LinkedIn. HiQ scrapes LinkedIn data to help employers retain and identify talent.  LinkedIn has accused hiQ of violating LinkedIn’s user agreement and alleges that any circumvention of LinkedIn IP address blocking would violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and California law.  LinkedIn, which was acquired by Microsoft in 2016 for $26 billion, may have been prompted to take action against hiQ due to Microsoft’s plan to leverage LinkedIn data for analytics. […]

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GTC UPDATE: Canadian Jurisdiction Over US Websites

With implications for US websites, two recent controversial Supreme Court of Canada decisions indicate that Canadian courts may be more aggressively asserting jurisdiction in disputes arising on the internet.  In Douez v. Facebook, Inc., 2017 SCC 33 (June 23, 2017), the Court declined to enforce a choice of forum clause in Facebook’s terms of use and permitted a privacy lawsuit to proceed in British Columbia.  In Google Inc. v. Equustek Solutions Inc., 2017 SCC 34 (June 28, 2017), the Court granted an injunction that extended beyond Canadian borders, prohibiting Google from displaying certain infringing material. In Douez, Facebook allegedly used […]

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CLE Webinar: A Toolkit for Data Privacy & Security

GTC Law Group is pleased to provide a 1-hour video with excerpts from the first in our recent series of data privacy conferences, “A Toolkit for Data Privacy & Security,” which we held in Boston last fall. The video provides practical steps to enhance organizations’ data privacy and data security compliance programs, with guidance from well-respected experts in the field. The video and materials from this conference are available here. One (1) CLE credit in California is available, which you may also be able to use in any jurisdictions that honor California CLE credits via reciprocity. Instructions on how to obtain CLE [...] Read more »

Sayoko Blodgett-Ford speaks at PLI’s “Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2017” program in New York City

Sayoko Blodgett-Ford, Member and Chief Privacy Officer, was a speaker at the Practising Law Institute’s program titled, “Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2017” in New York City on June 22, 2017. Sayoko’s session focused specifically on IP and data/privacy considerations in private acquisitions or sales, ranging from preliminary steps through closing and post-closing considerations.

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Tony Decicco and David Bender lead seminar at NECCA

Tony Decicco and David Bender recently led a seminar for the New England Corporate Counsel Association on, “Managing Transactional and Licensing Risk in the Era of Open Source, Security Breaches and Privacy Regulation.” Tony and David discussed the risks associated with licensing data and technology both operationally and in the context of licensing, financing and M&A transactions, the inadvertent and intentional use of open source software by businesses and data privacy and cybersecurity compliance, and also provided guidance for corporate counsel on best practices to identify, assess and mitigate risks in this space.   Tony focuses on mergers and acquisitions, strategic development of patent […]

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David Bender quoted in Legal Tech News regarding conflict between privacy policy transparency and government gag orders

David Bender, Special Counsel, Data Privacy, was recently quoted in an article by Legal Tech News on large tech companies’ ability to operate overseas in the midst of gag orders prohibiting them from informing their customers of government collection. “For David Bender, special counsel of data privacy at GTC Law Group, client concerns are the driving force behind tech companies’ legal battles against gag orders. “Presumably these companies believe in 1stamendment and 4th Amendment rights, but they are fighting for their bottom line,” he said. Bender explained that public compliance with such orders can create unease in many privacy-minded consumers and business clients, especially […]

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GTC Member, Tony Decicco, at Black Duck Flight conference in Amsterdam

GTC Member, Tony Decicco, recently served on two separate panels at the Black Duck Flight conference in Amsterdam on May 17, 2017.  The first panel, “Managing Open Source Due Diligence: A 360 View” presented different perspectives on how to effectively manage open source due diligence and facilitate M&A transactions.  The second, “Guiding Your Leadership on Open Source – Capturing Reward & Managing Risk” discussed tips for successfully engaging corporate leadership on embracing open source as a strategic weapon for business success. Tony focuses on mergers and acquisitions, strategic development of patent portfolios, valuing and commercializing intellectual property assets, and licensing and other […]

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