Globalization of Data – a Worldwide Lens on Privacy and Cybersecurity - McDermott Will & Emery

Globalization of Data – a Worldwide Lens on Privacy and Cybersecurity


The global regulatory landscape surrounding privacy and data protection is increasingly complex, and the waters have become further muddied in the wake of COVID-19 with regulations shifting to accommodate crisis response. As the web of US and international laws governing the use and collection of data becomes further tangled, regulatory risks for global and multinational businesses are  heightened. With critical enforcement and effective dates quickly approaching, it is critical that organizations identify their cross-border compliance obligations and develop compliance strategies now. Join our panelists as they share their hands-on experience in tackling the complex web of privacy and data laws and dealing with regulators in the US, UK, EU and other jurisdictions, and offer practical guidance to reduce your risk exposure.

Topics include:

  • Key steps to identify your company’s global privacy and data protection obligations, and develop strategies and programs for compliance
  • A look toward to upcoming milestone implementation dates, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)’s enforcement date of July 1, 2020; the end of the Brexit transition period on December 31, 2020; the anticipated California Privacy Rights Act (which could take effect January 1, 2023) and the host of other enacted or proposed laws around the world
  • Managing privacy and data protection operations in the wake of COVID-19 and forecasting the future of privacy laws and enforcement actions in the post-pandemic “new normal”


12:00–1:00pm EST


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