2019 Privacy & Tech Summit:  What In-House Legal Counsel Need to Know

November 12, 2019
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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New York Law School
185 West Broadway - Auditorium/Grand Gallery
New York, NY 10013-2921
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2019 Privacy & Tech Summit:  What In-House Legal Counsel Need to Know

Attending the event on 11/12? Be sure to bring your business cards to participate in sponsor raffles! (Must be present and in-house counsel to be eligible to win sponsor raffles.)

Register today to stay current as the ACC New York City Chapter and the Innovation Center for Law and Technology at New York Law School present the 2019 Privacy & Tech Summit: What In-House Legal Counsel Need to Know. Obtain three CLE Credits and network with your in-house colleagues during our reception after the program.


3:00 PM - 3:40 PM // Registration & Opening Remarks

3:40 PM - 4:30 PM // US Data Privacy on the Move / Presented by Baker Botts

Are you keeping up with the developments on the state and local level?

On May 25, 2018, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect and on June 28, 2018, to avoid a voter ballet initiative, California passes a hastily drafted bill aimed directly at companies who sell the personal information of California consumers. The passage of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) sets off a chain reaction and other states (e.g. Nevada and New Hampshire) adopt similar legislation. And just like that, in a matter of months, US companies have to face consumer privacy from an entirely new direction. The race for federal preemption has emerged but a federal law on consumer privacy, which would un-seed state momentum has not yet seen the light of day, so California remains the lead state that is shaping the US data privacy landscape. Is your company ready for the CCPA and other local privacy laws on or by the effective dates (Nevada - October 1, 2019 and CCPA - January 1, 2020)?

This panel will explore the current state of data privacy in the US (including the CCPA Final Amendments); what companies should be looking for in applicability and scope of local data privacy legislation as well as how to measure and contain the operational impact of these new laws; and best practices for compliance.


Cynthia Cole, Special Counsel, Baker Botts

Whitney McCollum, Vice President, Assistant General Counsel,Technology, Data Privacy & EMEA Employment, AECOM

Erin Bansal, Global Compliance and Privacy Counsel, Gympass

4:30 PM - 4:40 PM // Break

4:40 PM - 5:30 PM // So You Think You Know Your SaaS Agreements? /  Presented by CSC

Attend this session to hear from Service as a Software (SaaS) experts about how to evaluate potential SaaS vendors, review necessary warranties and indemnities, and determine the most relevant operational risks for your organization. In this session, you’ll also learn which key questions you need to ask to determine whether potential vendors clear your security hurdles. We’ll cover:

  • Due diligence planning

  • Security risk assessments

  • Warranties and indemnities

  • Operations risk assessments


Karl Dragosz, Legal Counsel, NICE Ltd.

Helena Ledic, Associate General Counsel and Director of Client Relations, Corporation Service Company

Kate McMenamy, Director and Assistant General Counsel, VMware

Scott Plichta, Chief Information Security Officer, Corporation Service Company

5:30 PM - 5:40 PM // Break

5:40 PM - 6:30 PM // Making Big Data Do Good: Ethics Considerations in IoT and Smart Cities / Presented by Cooley 

The law offers businesses a path to collecting and processing nearly unlimited amounts of data with legally-compliant transparency and fairness. But there is another goal post – data ethics. And as privacy lawyers get involved in product development cycle earlier to help companies maximize data rights, data ethics in the line in the sand limiting data collection. When it comes to IoT and smart cities, data-powered technologies offer exciting opportunities to make the world around us greener, safer, more energy efficient, more interactive, and more entertaining. Getting these benefits requires companies to collect large amounts of data from myriad of collection points  – often well beyond what might be necessary to provide a particular product or service. This session will offer practical advice on data ethics principles, and how companies can employ these principles to find the path of maximizing data benefits without getting “creepy.”  Participants will learn – in the context of IoT and smart cities:

  • What is data ethics and where does it come from?

  • What are the data ethics goal posts?  Who decides what’s ethical? 

  • Balancing the data needs of the business, society, & consumers; are they aligned?

  • Applying data ethics to the design of data-driven products and services; making your case      



Matan Balas, General Counsel, LittleBits

Boris Segalis, Partner, Cooley LLP, Vice Chair, Cyber/Data/Privacy Group

Deirdre Sullivan, Deputy General Counsel at Intersection


6:30 PM - 8:00 PM // Networking Reception


Credits: 3 | State: NY | Category: Professional Practice / Suitable for Non-transitional (Experienced) Attorneys


This program is eligible for a maximum of 3 CPE credits (see attached self-reporting iapp instructions).





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$150.00 Non-Member (Must be in-house counsel to register)

$0.00 Member Ticket

$0.00 New York Law School Students and Faculty ~ Limited Space Available