Speaker: rebecca rakoski
Company: XPAN Law Group, LLC

Privacy is the New Black: Current Trends in Data Privacy that Every IT Department Should Know (and how to deal with them)

Principles of data privacy and cybersecurity converge when organizations exchange, transfer and process sensitive information. Globally, the heightened regulatory environment regarding data privacy changed forever with the introduction of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Yet, the GDPR is not the only international privacy story; China, Japan, Australia, and Canada have also enacted data protection regulations that will impact the collection, storage, and processing practices of every business -- and many other countries are following suit. And domestically, the United States is trending more towards privacy than it ever has before. The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is poised to affect data practices when it goes into effect in 2020; the Illinois Biometric Data Law is impacting the use and storage of biometrics across a variety of industries; and the growing dialogue at the national level foreshadow a potential domestic-wide shift towards privacy. But, these regulations are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to regulating the way a business deals with data privacy. This presentation will explore the intersection of converging domestic and international data obligations and its effect on technologies that are used to create efficient and secure data management practices that meet the needs of the business.

Rebecca L. Rakoski the co-founder and managing partner at XPAN Law Group, a certified Women's Business Enterprise ("WBE") and Women Owned Small Business ("WOSB"). XPAN is a boutique law firm focusing exclusively on cybersecurity and data privacy. Rebecca uniquely understands how technology intersects with her client's legal obligations and liabilities.  She has extensive experience in cybersecurity standards and guidelines such as HIPAA, NY DFS, FTC, NIST, ISO, for cybersecurity and data privacy.  Rebecca also focuses on domestic data privacy and cross border data transfer issues.  Rebecca performs in-depth cybersecurity assessments, audits, and gap analysis. She advises and drafts internal and outward facing policies and procedures governing cybersecurity, including breach response/disaster recovery plans and counsels clients through a breach by navigating the complexities of different state and federal regulations.  Rebecca also focuses on cybersecurity and data privacy due diligence in the areas of corporate mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, and transition and succession planning. In addition to being a managing partner at XPAN, Rebecca also serves on the Board of Governors for Temple University Health Systems and is an adjunct professor at Drexel's Kline School of Law

Rebecca Rakoski
XPAN Law Group