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Complying with Data Protection Law in a Changing World

  • Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 10:00 AM EDT (2017-06-29 14:00:00 UTC)
  • Neil Thacker, Benjamin Wright


  • Forcepoint LLC

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Failure to meet legal and political expectations for data security can torpedo your enterprise's reputation by exposing it to fines, lawsuits, negative publicity and regulatory investigations. These expectations are rapidly evolving across the world. In general, the expectations are calling for greater control over personal information. They are emerging at a time when public attention is focused on data security breaches. For many enterprises, effectively protecting your brand and meeting legal and political demands for security can be perplexing.

This webcast will explain methods that enterprises can deploy to lower the risks of non-compliance worldwide. It will identify major steps a large, multinational enterprise can take to assure the public, authorities and business partners that it is behaving responsibly and is on a commendable path of compliance.

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Speaker Bios

Benjamin Wright

Benjamin Wright is a practicing attorney based in Dallas, Texas, focusing on technology law. He serves as a senior instructor at the SANS Institute, teaching its five-day course, LEG523 Law of Data Security and Investigations. By means of that course, Mr. Wright has taught thousands of students from throughout the world. He chairs the SANS Institute’s annual Data Breach Summit. Benjamin advises diverse clients, both in the United States and outside of it, on privacy, electronic commerce and data security law.

Neil Thacker

Neil Thacker, CISSP, CEH and OPST, is deputy CISO at Forcepoint. Neil has 18 years’ experience in the Information Security industry with 10 years’ financial services experience in the insurance and banking arena. Neil is a member of the ENISA Threat Landscape stakeholder group where he contributes to the EU agency program alongside CERTs to position the threat landscape, offer mitigation advice and threat analysis innovation. Neil is also co-founder of the Security Advisor Alliance, a not-for-profit organization formed to help security leaders in their roles and offer advice and tools to move toward improved risk and data-centric strategies.

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