GTC Presented at the Boston Bar Association’s February 2018 Event

GTC Associates Andrew Poling and Leon Schwartz presented at BBA’s monthly event. The presentation titled, “Don’t Let Open Source Be A Deal Breaker in Your Transaction: The Impact of Open Source Software on Transactions”, included the following topics: Overview of open source software and OSS licensing Risks associated with OSS Trends in litigation related to OSS Scope of diligence in respect of OSS The impact of OSS on transactions Best Practices

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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 UPDATE: Privacy Guidance in Canada

GTC UPDATE: PRIVACY GUIDANCE IN CANADA GTC Law Group PC & Affiliates[1] Updated:  October 15, 2017 Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”) sets high and sometimes difficult standards of “meaningful” consent.  To try to help, Canada’s Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) published, on September 21, 2017, a Report on Consent as part of its Privacy Act Annual Report to Parliament (Annual Report).[2]  Reflecting consultation with businesses and with the public, the Report provides some guidance on consent and its alternatives, promising more in the future.  Somewhat more ominously, the Annual Report also proposes a shift from […]

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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 UPDATE:  The right to privacy is now a fundamental human right in India

India’s Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that the right to privacy is a fundamental right because it is “an intrinsic part of right to life.”  The landmark 547-page judgment overrules two prior India Supreme Court decisions from 1954 and 1962.  The case involves challenges to India’s biometric-based identification number system (the “Adhaar scheme”), which was purportedly designed to increase social inclusion and improve the accessibility of government services.  The system is mandatory for certain government services, which raised privacy concerns.  The Adhaar scheme will now be further reviewed, and the decision may have broader impacts as well, beyond the particular […]

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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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