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The Global Privacy Law Imperative

  • Thur, July 25, 2019 - 11:00 am Singapore / 12:00 pm Tokyo / 1:00 pm Sydney
  • Benjamin Wright and Grace Chong
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SANS Asia-Pacific Webcast Series- The Global Privacy Law Imperative

Across the globe, all organizations are increasingly expected to respect data privacy. In Europe, this expectation is expressed in the General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR. In Thailand, it is expressed in the new Personal Data Protection Act. California has enacted a Consumer Privacy Act that is set to go into effect in 2020. All organizations are motivated to adopt a culture of data privacy now. Methods for cultivating a privacy culture will be the topic of this webcast. Additionally, data privacy and cybersecurity developments and updates in APAC will be covered, as well as the extra-territorial impact from GDPR and other developments and how it has impacted Asia on a practical level.

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, is the author and sole instructor of its 5-day course titled LEG523: Law of Data Security and Investigations.Through that course Mr. Wright has taught thousands of students from throughout the world. He chairs SANS Institute's annual Data Breach Summit. Mr. Wright advises diverse clients, both in the US and outside the US, on privacy, electronic commerce and data security law.

Wright is featured in the book "The Devil Inside the Beltway", the story of the infamous LabMD cyber attack. His uncommon advice to LabMD ultimately steered the company toward its landmark 2018 legal victory over the Federal Trade Commission.

In alignment with what he teaches in the LEG523 course, Wright consults for tech professional firms, helping them write engagement contracts and otherwise manage their legal liability and right to be paid. Such firms include QSAs, auditors, blockchain analysts, penetration testers and forensic investigators.

Ben comes from a blue collar background in the Panhandle of Texas. He stopped at the law school at Georgetown University, on the way to a pioneering career in tech law.

Grace Chong

Grace has over a decade of experience in advising financial institutions and corporates on regulatory and fintech matters in Southeast Asia, with a focus on Singapore and Hong Kong. A former in-house counsel at the Monetary Authority of Singapore, she regularly interacts with key regulators, is closely involved in regional regulatory reform initiatives and has led discussions with regulators on behalf of the financial services industry. Grace is a strong advocate for digital innovation, investments and critical infrastructural transformation. She has advised companies on regulatory issues in relation to licensing and payments services regulations, digital assets, robo-advice and online distribution platforms, virtual banking, custody and clearing, data protection and security, and outsourcing. She is also a certified cybersecurity professional (GLEG) and has experience conducting cybersecurity assessments and investigations in Asia.

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