Philip Gordon will be speaking on a range of privacy and data protection issues at the following upcoming events:
Date: January 11, 2012
Topic: Phil Gordon and Michael McGuire, Shareholder and Chief Information Security Officer at Littler, will co-present “The Challenges of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to Work Policies”
Description: With employees demanding the ability to use their personal smart phones and tablets for business purposes and employers looking for new ways to reduce cost and increase productivity, the trend towards “dual-use devices” in the workplace will undoubtedly continue to pick up stream. This webinar will provide practical recommendations for both areas so that your organization understands the risks of saying “yes” to requests from C-level executives or department chiefs to connect their smartphones or tablets to the corporate network.
For more information and to register, please visit: www.bna.com/own-device-19107/.
Date: February 1, 2012
Conference: ACI Privacy & Security of Consumer and Employee Information (pdf)
Location: The Westin Washington, DC City Center, Washington D.C.
Topic: “Mobile Devices, Applications, and Workforces: Minimizing the Threats Posed Through Proven Security Measures”
Description: Phil Gordon will moderate a panel of experts discussing, among other things, how to:
- Raise employee awareness and educate employees in the handling of sensitive data
- Safeguard company equipment and wireless devices and minimize damage in the event of breach
- Protect corporate networks from the use of multiple portable devices while preserving employee rights
- Establish policies and procedures to strengthen and maintain data security
For more information and to register, please click here (pdf).
Date: February 9-10, 2012
Conference: Littler Global Employer – Latin America Conference
Location: Miami, Florida
Topic: “The Legal and Operational Challenges of Complying with New Latin American Data Protection Laws”
Description: In the past two years, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay have enacted broad data protection laws which generally follow the E.U. Model but also have a distinct Latin flavor. These laws require employers to fundamentally rethink the way that they handle employees’ personal data in these countries and impose significant restrictions on the transfer of employees’ personal data within the corporate group. This presentation will provide a detailed explanation of the key requirements of Mexico’s new privacy law and pending regulations, identify key similarities and differences among the new privacy laws in these five countries, and make practical recommendations for harmonizing multi-national compliance efforts from a legal and operational perspective. Joining in the discussion are speakers Michael McGuire, Shareholder and Chief Information Officer at Littler, Javiera Medina, Shareholder in Littler’s Mexico office and Dr. Rainer Lorenzo, Senior Director, Legal & Business Affairs, HBO Latin America.
For more information and to register, please visit: www.littler.com/events/global-employer-latin-america.
Date: March 9, 2012
Conference: IAPP Global Privacy Summit
Location: Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington D.C.
Topic: “Who Are Your Applicants and Employees Anyway? Conducting Lawful Social
Media, Criminal History and Credit Checks”
Description: This session will examine background checks against the backdrop of vendor limitations, social media, new state laws, and FTC regulation. The presentation will cover recent legal developments affecting the permissible scope of background checks and provide practical steps an organization can take to conduct lawful background checks.
For more information and to register, please visit: www.privacyassociation.org/events_and_programs/global_privacy_summit/.
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