As massive data breaches make headlines and many states are enacting more stringent data privacy and security laws, in-house counsel and other attorneys need to be aware of the cyber-security threats to companies’ data and their legal obligations under international, federal, and state law. This presentation will discuss data security incident trends, the legal landscape of the state, federal, and international data privacy and security laws, recent regulatory enforcement actions, and best practices in mitigating risks from data breach incidents.
Sara Goldstein focuses her practice on legal issues related to privacy and data protection. As the former vice president and general counsel of a large provider of release of information and disclosure management services, Sara was responsible for overseeing all of the company’s legal and compliance-related matters. This experience gives her a depth of knowledge regarding her clients’ needs, bringing a business-oriented perspective to her practice and allowing her to provide legal guidance that is realistic and practical for her clients.
Sara has authored a variety of industry-related articles in publications such as the Journal of the American Health Information Management Association(AHIMA), The Group Practice Journal, Compliance Today and RACMonitor.com. She has been invited to speak to organizations across the country about release of information, compliance with federal and state medical privacy laws, and breach prevention. She is also an adjunct professor of law at Drexel University, where she teaches a course on HIPAA and patient privacy.
Eric Packel focuses his practice on privacy, data security and technology issues. As part of the firm's Digital Assets and Data Management group, he applies his analytical skills and knowledge of healthcare privacy compliance and regulations, as well as U.S. state laws and the GDPR, to assist clients in the evolving sector of data privacy. Eric has significant experience counseling corporations, healthcare providers and other entities on compliance with data breach notification laws, as well as assisting with data incidents. He has worked with the Cyber Crime division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the U.S. Secret Service, local law enforcement and prominent forensics experts in data incident investigations, and often counsels clients on appropriate strategies to respond to regulatory investigations following breach incidents. Leveraging his computer knowledge from his background as an information technology professional and as a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Eric understands and assists clients in the various unique technical issues that arise related to privacy and data security incidents and subsequent forensic investigations.
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