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Chicago cybersecurity event to address U.S.-EU data regulation

Melissa Ventrone, CIPP/US September 13, 2016

Cybersecurity chair Melissa Ventrone will team up with colleagues from the United Kingdom on Sept. 29 to present “Transatlantic data: What U.S. companies need to know about the GDPR and EU data privacy laws” in Chicago. The one-hour presentation will be followed by a cocktail reception.

The CLE-accredited program will address the European General Data Protection Regulation, which was adopted this year and comes into full effect in May 2018. This overhaul of data privacy laws is aimed at protecting individuals’ privacy within the EU and around the world, presenting data privacy challenges of titanic proportions for companies in the U.S. and abroad. 

The program is geared toward general counsel, risk managers, and business operations professionals and will cover:

  • An overview of U.S. data and privacy laws
  • The scope of the GDPR and what it means for organizations in the U.S. (both with and without operations abroad)
  • A joint analysis of key differences between European and U.S. data protection regulation, including fairness, accountability, data subject rights, breach notification and enforcement.

Melissa Ventrone, Partner
Cybersecurity Practice Chair, Thompson Coburn LLP
Hans Allnutt, Partner
Jade Kowalsski, Solicitor
DAC Beachcroft, United Kingdom
University Club (Northwestern Room)
76 E. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60603
Thursday, Sept. 29th
Presentation: 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Cocktail Reception: 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.