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CLE: 18th Annual FCBA/ABA Privacy and Data Security Symposium “Emerging Privacy and Security Approaches in Action”

March 13 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

The FCBA Privacy and Data Security Committee and the American Bar Association’s Forum on Communications Law will co-sponsor a CLE on Wednesday, March 13 from 12:00 – 3:30 p.m. ET entitled the 18th Annual FCBA/ABA Privacy and Data Security Symposium “Emerging Privacy and Security Approaches in Action.”  This program will be held virtually via the Zoom platform.

The FCBA will apply for 3.5 hours of MCLE credit from the VA Bar.  This program has not yet been approved.

FCBA no longer offers CA MCLE credit to attendees.  If you wish to obtain CA credit, you must apply for it on your own.  FCBA will, however, provide a generic certificate of attendance that may be used.  Please click here for more information on the CA Bar Standards for MCLE Activity Approval and Requirements.

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If you are an ABA Forum on Communications Law member or have any issues with registration, please contact Elina Gross at

Click here to sponsor.  Sponsorship of the event is available for $1,000 and includes one complimentary registration for the symposium.  Sponsors cannot register online.


A flurry of new state laws—including 13 comprehensive privacy laws and counting—has marked the beginning of another pivotal phase for the privacy world. Meanwhile, agencies at both federal and state levels have renewed their focus on high-risk processing activities, consumer choice, and protection of sensitive data. This evolving regulatory landscape—combined with growing opportunities in Artificial Intelligence and other digital technologies—urge companies to re-examine how they should approach privacy and security compliance in 2024 and beyond.

This compliance-driven event will highlight industry experience in coping with these challenges and explore strategies for staying ahead of the latest developments.

12:00 – 12:05 p.m.         Welcome and Introduction

12:05 – 12:35 p.m.         The CCPA in Action:  A Discussion with Lisa Kim about the CPPA’s Work to Implement and Enforce the CCPA

Lisa Kim, Senior Privacy Counsel and Advisory, California Privacy Protection Agency

Qiusi Y. Newcom,
Associate, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

12:35 – 1:25 p.m.         Session I: Data Protection Impact Assessments – Legal Developments and Practical Tips

Companies are well-acquainted with data protection impact assessments (DPIAs), which have long been features of mature privacy programs.  But in this developing legal and regulatory landscape, companies are now facing DPIA requirements for certain types of processing.  Which laws impose DPIA obligations and under what circumstances?  How do the various DPIA requirements compare to each other?  How should companies leverage existing DPIA processes to meet compliance requirements?  Join this panel to explore developments in privacy and AI legal frameworks, and practical tips on how to keep up.

Jordan Francis, Elise Berkower Fellow – Future of Privacy Forum
Maya A. McKenzie, Senior Counsel (Tech Policy), Entertainment Software Association
Yael Weinman, Vice President and Associate General Counsel – Privacy, Verizon

Kat Scott, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP

1:25 – 1:30 p.m.         BREAK

 1:30 – 2:20 p.m.        Session II:  Consumer Choice Under Emerging Privacy Laws
New privacy laws and regulations approach consumer choice in a variety of ways.  From opt-in consent requirements to opt-out rights and mechanisms, companies face an array of consumer choice requirements depending on the data at issue and the purposes of processing.  Join this panel to learn about the patchwork of obligations under both federal and state law, and discuss the latest developments in practical implementation of consumer choice requirements, including developments related to universal opt-out mechanisms under new state laws and regs.

Karl Gerner, Corporate Counsel, T-Mobile
Sara Geoghegan, Counsel, Electronic Privacy Information Center
Sabrina Khandwalla, VP, Associate General Counsel, Head of North America Privacy Legal (Data, Records, Cyber and AI), Visa

Jennifer Dukarski
, Shareholder, Butzel Long

2:20 – 2:35 p.m.         Session IIIA:  CPNI Breach Notification Developments
In this session, we will have an FCC representative provide a brief overview of the FCC’s recent proceeding on data breach notifications.

Zach Ross, Assistant Division Chief, Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, FCC

2:35 – 3:25 p.m.         Session IIIB: Navigating the Patchwork of Cyber and Breach Notification Requirements
In an era of increasing cyber threats, companies must stay informed of the evolving legal landscape of cyber and data breach requirements.  While required windows of time within which to provide notifications are becoming shorter, the collection of government regulators and stakeholders to which notifications must be submitted continue to grow ever larger.  Just in the past year, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and the Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) all made significant strides in creating new breach notification rules for their respective covered entities, each with different criteria for when notifications must be made as well as different timetables for such notifications In this panel, experts will dissect the complexities of navigating the increasingly intricate patchwork of data breach notification requirements.  From understanding the aforementioned regulatory updates to exploring the art of timely and effective breach notifications, our panelists will provide practical insights and strategies to help legal professionals safeguard their clients’ interests.

John Gasparini, Of Counsel, Paul Hastings, LLP
Justin Perkins, Director, Cybersecurity & Policy, CTIA
Sarah Geffroy, Assistant Vice President – Senior Legal Counsel, AT&T
Ronnie Solomon, Attorney, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, FTC

James Park, Senior Counsel, Security and Technology, Appian

 3:25 – 3:30 p.m.          Closing and Thank you

Thanks to the 2024 ABA Forum Passport Sponsors: Arnold & Porter; BakerHostetler LLP; Ballard Spahr LLP; Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP; Davis Wright Tremaine LLP; Dentons; Gibson Dunn & Crutcher; Greenberg Traurig; Haynes & Boone LLP; Holland & Knight LLP; Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn; Jackson Walker; Katten Muchin Rosenman; Munger, Tulles & Olson LLP; QBE North America; Scripps; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter; Thomas & LoCicero; Venable LLP; Weil; Wiley Rein and Williams & Connolly

Cost: $245.00 for Private Sector FCBA/ABA Members; $205.00 for FCBA/ABA Non-Profit 501c3 Members; $125.00 for FCBA/ABA Government/Academic/Transitional/Retired Members; $50.00 for FCBA/ABA Law Student Members; $425.00 for Non-Members


March 13
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
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