As data breaches and cybersecurity incidents rise in frequency, scale and sophistication, governments around the world are imposing more obligations in connection with data security and breach notification and consumer expectations are at an all-time high. Companies are well-advised to understand the evolving threat landscape and new legal requirements, while proactively taking steps to mitigate risk. Having handled some of the largest reported breaches in history, Hunton Andrews Kurth partner Brittany Bacon will address recent trends in data breach, including key legal developments at the state, federal and international levels, such as new state privacy and breach notification laws, the EU General Data Protection Regulation, and SEC cybersecurity guidance. In addition, this program will cover the role of management and the board in cybersecurity preparedness and response, lessons learned from recent incidents, and proactive measures that can be taken to mitigate risk.
Brittany assists clients in identifying, evaluating and managing global privacy and information security risks and compliance issues. She has assisted with the development and implementation of comprehensive information security programs, and has drafted privacy notices, policies, standards and procedures. Brittany routinely advises multinational clients on data breach response and notification responsibilities and counsels clients on US state, federal and international privacy requirements. She conducts privacy impact assessments and advises clients on managing risk in connection with data collection and use. Brittany also regularly negotiates privacy and data security provisions of complex commercial and technology-related contracts.
Brittany volunteers as a welfare advocacy attorney for the City Bar Justice Center’s Legal Clinic for the Homeless and assists pro bono clients with securing public benefits. She also has served as a Legal Fellow Staff Attorney for Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, counseling low-income artists and arts organizations with corporate, intellectual property and litigation issues. Brittany previously worked as a legal writer for ABCNews.com.
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