This seminar gives an overview of the privacy and data security considerations companies needs to take into account when using the mobile channel for consumers and employees. The mobile channel has seen explosive growth in all areas of the economy and the possibilities it presents for on-the-spot transactions, interactions and data collection stretch the bounds of existing privacy and data security laws.
Catherine Meyer and Mercedes Tunstall from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw and Pittman begin by going through mobile privacy concerns with consumers, issues to address when building mobile apps, and then security-by-design principles for consumer mobile transactions (such as mobile wallets and mobile payments). They then shift over to address the importance of security for companies in terms of employees using mobile devices, how to balance employee privacy concerns with the very real need for security protections, and, finally, some comments on BYOD (bring your own device) policies that allow employees to use their own mobile devices on company networks and platforms.
I. Understand specific mobile privacy hot button issues
II. Review mobile app development guidance
III. Employ smart tactics for security related to mobile transactions (including through mobile wallets)
IV. Discuss security on mobile devices and employees
V. Learn how to balance employee privacy and company security concerns
VI. Review best practices for the development of BYOD policies
Catherine Meyer is a senior counsel with the law firm after having been a partner with the firm for 20 years. She is located in the Los Angeles office. Her practice is a blend of finance and privacy regulation and compliance.
She has represented clients in many sectors, including banks, factors, manufacturers, distributors and contractors. She has protected her clients' interests in a wide variety of industries including manufacturing, travel, retail (on and off line), import/export, restaurants, record labels, casinos, hotels, clothing, medical services, shopping centers and technology. Her clients range from individuals, to local businesses, to international companies.
Ms. Meyer spends a considerable portion of her practice advising financial institutions and other companies in the privacy area including rights to financial privacy and protection of customer's privacy rights under state, federal and international statutes and regulations, and assisting when personal information is compromised or threatened. She regularly counsels clients in compliance with regulations affecting the collection, use, sale, transfer and sharing of customer information and the restrictions on such activities in a commercial setting. She assists with marketing issues such as unsolicited commercial e-mail, fax and telephone communications, marketing to children, and issues specific to credit card and check transactions for retailers. Clients call upon her for assistance in data security breach situations to respond appropriately, whether it involves a handful or millions of affected data subjects. Ms. Meyer has also assisted clients in complying with international privacy directives when dealing with customer or employee information on a global scale, including qualifying clients for inclusion under the U.S. Department of Commerce Safe Harbor.
Ms. Meyer served for several years as co-chair of the Business Department of the Los Angeles Office and of the firmwide Privacy & Data Protection practice team. She has previously chaired the Commerce, Technology & Licensing practice section and the Insolvency & Restructuring practice section. She sits on the Board of Editors of the Privacy & Data Security Law Journal (an A.S. Pratt & Sons Publication) and the Privacy & Data Security Review (Sheshunoff Information Services). She is a frequent speaker on data protection and privacy issues.
Insolvency & Restructuring
Ms. Meyer began her practice in the financial sector, representing lenders in secured transactions and participations and has extensive experience in protecting the rights of creditors in restructuring transactions and in bankruptcy. In UCC matters, particularly Articles 2, 3, 4 and 9, she is able to assist clients in developing procedures to protect themselves against potential losses.
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Mercedes Tunstall is a partner in the law firm’s Public Policy practice and is located in the Washington, DC office. Ms. Tunstall counsels clients on compliance with consumer financial services laws, including unfair, deceptive, and abusive acts or practices, as well as the investigations, rulemakings, and proceedings of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission. Her practice covers a range of consumer products, including deposits, credit cards, reverse mortgages, prepaid cards and electronic fund transfers.
Ms. Tunstall has substantial experience working with clients to develop new financial products and services, including mobile wallets, virtual currencies, and prepaid cards. These engagements typically include negotiating agreements with technology vendors, reviewing technical designs, privacy and data security concerns.
She also works with clients from a spectrum of industries on mobile and other e-commerce initiatives, privacy and cybersecurity issues, and the use of social networking sites for marketing, customer service, and crowdsourcing purposes. She has testified on virtual currencies before two subcommittees of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs.
Prior to joining Pillsbury, Ms. Tunstall was a partner and practice leader of Ballard Spahr’s Privacy and Data Security Group. Before joining Ballard Spahr, Ms. Tunstall was lead counsel for Global Marketing and Deposits at Ally Financial. She also worked in-house for Bank of America, where she managed all legal aspects of e-commerce, and at HSBC, where she managed consumer financial services litigation.
Ms. Tunstall was a Staff Attorney at the Federal Trade Commission, where she investigated and litigated the Commission’s first Internet hijacking case, among other Internet fraud matters.
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Very useful for my work.
Incredibly relevant information and great speakers. Clear concise, helpful.
I think more CLE regarding privacy and data security is crucial with this modern age.
Excellent program. Thank you.
Strong intro on a topic I know little about.
This course was well done. Clear, succinct, useable. Nice work!!!!
Excellent - both lawyers informed me and really knew the topic well. Impressive.
A constantly evolving field so it was extremely applicable.
Very simple but informative
Very good CLE, one of the best ones I have listened to.
Thorough and practical, thank you!
Mercedes Tunstall was the best presenter of any of the courses I have taken through Lawline. Clear, concise, practical.
Both speakers were very knowledgeable and very informative.
Excellent presentation that kept my interest for the entire 90 minutes, thank you to the speakers.
VERY INTERESTING AND INFORMATIVE PROGRAM. THANK YOU!
Nice presentation of the issues presented by this hot legal topic.
Both speakers were excellent in content & presentation!!
Fascinating information. Best program thus far!
Very nice job keeping it interesting. Thank you.
The course was very informative.
Perfect presentation. This was exactly what I needed as we look at BYOD in my organization.
This was an outstanding course. I have a lot of follow-up work to do for a business that uses employee-owned devices.
Very interesting. The presenters did a good job.
That was a fantastic and very informative course
excellent and clear
Enlightening. Nicely presented.
very relevant topic
Mercedes K. Tunstall did an excellent job raising issues I had not considered.
Thank your. Touched on tech aspects of mobile devices across discplines in my interest including wage and hour.
Great information. The presenters gave excellent examples of situations and tips to resolve them.
Excellent presentation. Interesting subject matter presented in an easy-to-understand manner.
Extremely knowledgeable presenters on an esoteric topic becoming commonplace
Very timely subject and only wish that more time could have been devoted to it!
Both speakers were excellent
Most relevant content of all the presentations in this data breach topic set. Glad I signed up.
Both speakers were excellent.
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