Legal and regulatory risks are quickly becoming major, if not dominant information security concerns. As more major breaches occur, state and federal lawmakers are responding with a complex web of obligations to protect data and react when breaches occur. Regulators and plaintiffs lawyers launch investigations and lawsuits following any hint of a data breach. Meanwhile, global data protection regulations are a minefield of risk for projects ranging from HR consolidations to data loss prevention.
This session is designed to provide non-legal professionals with an overview of legal and regulatory risks common to companies of all sizes, highlighting the growing impact of legal risk and the importance of building effective working relationships with counsel. Each topic will include hands-on exercises designed to help non-legal professionals identify and communicate issues to counsel and resolve them effectively.
About Andy Blair
Andy Blair is an associate in Dentons’ Corporate practice, focusing on privacy and data security and technology transactions. Andy’s practice draws on his technical background in information security and enterprise IT to counsel clients wherever technology and the law intersect. He has experience in federal and state regulatory compliance and enforcement, litigation, outsourcing and vendor management, privacy and security policies, intellectual property, risk management and data governance.
Andy’s rare combination of legal and technical expertise helps clients translate between legal compliance and technical requirements, an obstacle for many organizations. His perspective helps clients understand the technical impact of regulations and implement appropriate technical and procedural controls that manage cost and risk.