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Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Update: Regulatory and Enforcement Trends in 2020

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Produced on September 28, 2020

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Course Information

Time 1h 6m
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

Recent cyberattacks have only begun to reveal the full disruptive potential of cybercriminals and state actors to engage in the theft on a massive scale, interfere with business operations, and mislead the public on matters of national significance. Lawmakers and regulators have responded by asking businesses and financial institutions to do even more to protect their data, their networks, and their customers’ privacy, or else face costly investigations and potential penalties. This program, presented by Joseph Facciponti and Sharon O’Shaughnessy of Murphy & McGonigle, P.C., will review regulatory and enforcement trends and developments in the cybersecurity legal landscape in 2020 and make predictions for 2021.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review recent changes to the laws and regulations that apply to cybersecurity and data protection
  2. Examine how regulators have enforced these laws in 2020
  3. Discuss what to expect from lawmakers, regulators, and threat actors in 2021 

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Joseph Facciponti

Murphy & McGonigle PC

Joseph Facciponti is a Partner in the New York office of Murphy & McGonigle PC whose practice focuses on cybersecurity, compliance counseling, and white collar matters. For nearly nine years, Mr. Facciponti was a prosecutor at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where he handled cases involving a wide-range of financial and computer crimes. In 2010, he received an FBI Director’s Award for outstanding cyber investigation, based on his work in investigating and disrupting a major international computer hacking ring that targeted financial institutions. After leaving the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Facciponti held a supervisory position in the legal department of HSBC, where he led global internal investigations and advised HSBC regarding its financial crime compliance programs. Mr. Facciponti graduated, magna cum laude, from Cornell Law School and obtained a B.A. in Philosophy from Yale University.

Sharon O'Shaughnessy

Murphy & McGonigle

Sharon O’Shaughnessy is a Partner in the New York office of Murphy & McGonigle PC whose practice focuses on cybersecurity, white collar matters, and regulatory enforcement defense. Ms. O’Shaughnessy has represented companies victimized by cyberattacks, as well as individuals accused of cybercrime. Her practice also focuses on representing companies and individuals accused of business crimes, public corruption, securities law violations, and fraudulent practices by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, FINRA, and State Attorneys General. From 2017–2020, Ms. O’Shaughnessy has been recognized as a New York "Rising Star" in the area of Criminal Defense: White-Collar by Super Lawyers. She also serves as Co-Chair of the firm’s Women’s Initiative.


Richard P.

Extremely well done.

Laura G.

The topics were covered well and gave great insight as to the latest "hot topics" and trends to watch out for moving forward into 2021. Excellent job! Greatly appreciated!

Julie C.

The presenters were great. Lots of valuable information, clearly stated for non-cybersecurity / privacy experts.

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