Sayoko Blodgett-Ford moderated panel on Data Privacy and Protection in Wearable Tech at Boston College Law School, February 15, 2018

GTC Member and Chief Privacy Officer Sayoko Blodgett-Ford moderated a panel on February 15, 2018 titled, “Data Privacy and Protection in Wearable Tech” at Boston College’s 3rd Annual Sports & Entertainment Symposium. The panelists were: ·         Josh Maxfield – Associate General Counsel, Garmin ·         Mark Eichorn – Associate Director, Division of Privacy and Identity Theft, FTC ·         Joshua Jackson – Associate, IP Transactions and Life Sciences, Ropes and Gray LLC   Information about the Symposium is available here.  

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Steve Wills Spoke at HIPLA Event

GTC Managing Counsel Steve Wills spoke at a Houston Intellectual Property Law Association event on February 15, 2018. Steve discussed patent portfolio management, specifically addressing strategic planning to build a valuable portfolio.  He shared expertise on specific techniques to develop a high value portfolio by coordinating inventions across jurisdictions and managing competing commercial goals. If you have any questions about the event, please contact Steve at swills@gtclawgroup.com. CLE credit in Texas available.

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GTC Presented at TechGC Event

GTC Shareholders Sean Belanga, Rick Olin and Lisa Trainor spoke at a TechGC event on February 7, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. They shared expertise on the emerging paradigm of data privacy and security risk allocation in SaaS Agreements.

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Sayoko Blodgett-Ford Speaks at Boston College Law School Program on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference at IBM

Sayoko Blodgett-Ford speaks at Boston College Law School Program on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference at IBM GTC Member and Chief Privacy Officer Sayoko Blodgett-Ford spoke at Privacy & Security event on January 24, 2018 offered through the Boston College Law School Program on Innovation and Entrepreneurship and hosted by IBM in Cambridge, Massachusetts.   Boston College Law School Program on Innovation and Entrepreneurship presents: Turning Challenge into Opportunity:  Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Privacy & Security January 24, 2018, 8:30am – noon – IBM, 75 Binney Street, Cambridge MA Welcome by Professor David Olson, faculty director of the Boston College Law School Program on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Tour of IBM […]

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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 »