On-Demand Video

Fundamentals of Privacy Law

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  • Start Date:2022-02-22 19:00:00
  • End Date:2025-02-22 19:00:00
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  • Level:Basic
  • Topics:Business

$249.00 ["ProPass"]

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Protection of information is an ever-increasing concern.
Data breaches, data brokers, increased social and economic online activities and a host of other equally potentially threatening activities have raised national concerns over legal protections of Americans’ electronic data. 

Effective cybersecurity is more than just good business practice.
Guaranteeing privacy and protection for your clients’ and your firm’s data is your ethical and legal obligation.

How well-versed are you on the laws and regulations governing these obligations to your clients?  

The Fundamentals start here.
Join PBI for a webcast that provides an excellent foundation to the legal framework for domestic and global protections.

This program is perfect for:

  • General and solo practitioners
  • Corporate counsel
  • In-house counsel
  • Litigators
  • Transactional attorneys
  • All lawyers counseling clients on information risk management

Our Agenda:

US State Privacy Laws:

  • Gramm-Leach-Bliley
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
  • Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
  • Big Data and Emerging Technologies
  • CCPA
  • Enforcement basics

Global Privacy Laws:

  • Framework & Recent Developments
  • Overarching EU privacy protections
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 
  • EU Privacy Shield

IT Security Basics: A “Fundamentals” Checklist

  • The Legal and Regulatory Basis of Data Security
  • Data security workplace policies
  • Vendor risk solutions and privacy/security standards
  • Insurance coverage
  • Privacy Policy Drafting considerations
  • Ransomware & Data Security Breaches

This course was developed in partnership with the PBA Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Committee. Please visit their webpage to learn about their work and how to join. 

All attendees will receive the course book as a digital download. A printed copy of the course book is available, at a discount to attendees, for $40. Additional copies are available at full price. If you wish to purchase the printed version of the course book, please call PBI Customer Service at 800-932-4637. Please allow up to two weeks after the program for the printed versions of the course book to be shipped.

Recorded in February 2022.


Richard Ernsberger Esq.

Richard represents clients in state and federal court in a wide variety of civil cases, including matters relating to federal false claims, employment discrimination, intellectual property (copyright and patent), real estate disputes, and consumer protection. Richard also counsels clients in transactional and regulatory matters, including in the registration of trademarks and copyright license agreements, and serving as general counsel for a limited partnership. Richard started his career as a clerk on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Richard recently provided guidance to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Disaster Assistance, reviewing disaster assistance loans for individuals and small businesses suffering hardship due to COVID-19 and natural disasters in California, Louisiana, and Alabama. Richard also has provided pro bono legal representation to persons sued by student loan collection agencies, and is a registered Mediator with the Federal Court in Pittsburgh. Richard has taught continuing legal education courses in ethics, insurance, and data privacy matters for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the National Business Institute.

Kyle Black Esq.

Kyle D. Black is an associate with Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC. He focuses his practice on business and commercial litigation. He represents clients in a variety of complex commercial litigation disputes in federal and state court, including insurance coverage disputes, construction-related litigation, and securities class-action litigation. Mr. Black also has experience litigating cases before Administrative Law Judges and preparing appellate briefs before administrative appeal boards and the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. He also counsels clients on best practices in data privacy and cybersecurity. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional in U.S. privacy laws (CIPP/US) and European privacy laws (CIPP/E) and is also a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) recognized by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Mr. Black helps clients maintain compliance with various state, federal, and international security standards, including the General Data Protection Regulation. He helps clients plan ahead for data security incidents by preparing written information security programs and incident response plans. He also assists clients in responding to data security incidents by deploying forensics and consumer remediation services, and also by advising clients on HIPAA and state law regarding security breach notification requirements. 

Jason McLean Esq.

Mr. McLean is an Associate with Buchan Ingersoll. He is a business lawyer who has nearly a decade of experience representing clients in a variety of matters including real estate, contract negotiation and drafting, business sales and acquisitions, cybersecurity, and litigation.  He draws on his experience in these areas to effectively advise clients on issues ranging from sales and leasing of commercial property and general business counseling to cybersecurity compliance and litigation.  He has been selected for inclusion as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star consecutively from 2016-2019 for business litigation.  Prior to entering private practice, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Justice Debra Todd of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court from 2009-2012. Mr. McLean serves as a Board Member to The Still Remembered Project, a nonprofit organization that provides support and encouragement to families that have experienced pregnancy or infant loss.  Along with other bereaved families, he and his wife helped to found The Still Remembered Project in honor of their first son Emry who passed away in 2010. Mr. McLean is a graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., and Syracuse University, B.A., Political Science & Government, Philosophy. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Pennsylvania. Mr. McLean is a member of the Allegheny, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations.

Jordan Fischer Esq., CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPM

Jordan is a member of the Constangy Cyber Team and brings substantial expertise and leadership to the provision of compliance advisory services.  With her extensive experience in the global intersection of law and technology, Jordan works to continually evaluating and assessing legal and business opportunities and risks in order to provide public and private sector clients with vital data privacy and cybersecurity counsel and business strategic advice. She advises clients on a variety of regulations, including but not limited to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)/California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act (DPPA). Additionally, she has experience with biometric data laws, global data breach standards, and federal and state unfair business practices acts and privacy frameworks such as International Standards Organization (ISO) 27001 and 27701, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the Payment Credit Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Jordan represents clients in contractual negotiations pertaining to technology, data management, security, and privacy, and she assists in the development of customized, right-sized compliance programs to address numerous regulatory requirements and industry best practices. She also advises clients on cross-border data management and information governance, developing business-oriented and cost-effective strategies for information security, data privacy, and technology compliance. Jordan’s experience provides her the opportunity to represent clients in a wide range of industries, gaining valuable insight into sectors including agriculture, adtech, emerging technologies (blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), and Artificial Intelligence (AI)), gaming, healthcare, manufacturing, and pharmaceutical. She advises clients on third-party management, addressing the privacy and security of their supply chain. She also collaborates with clients to develop business solutions that incorporate privacy-by-design and security-by-design principles, fusing regulatory requirements with practical, real-world solutions. Jordan is a Cybersecurity Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, and a Law Professor at the Thomas R. Kline School of Law. Her academic research investigates the convergence of law and technology, as well as the practical implications of regional data protection regulations in the context of the global economy. Jordan is a globally recognized speaker on a wide range of technology and privacy law topics. In addition, she hosts the podcast Cybersecurity and Data Privacy: The New Frontier for the American Bar Association, which concentrates on data security, privacy, and related legal topics. On the podcast, Jordan discusses a variety of topics focused on law, technology, privacy, and cybersecurity from the perspective of various industries. Jordan is a Certified Information Privacy Professional for Europe (CIPP/E) and a Certified Information Privacy Professional for the United States (CIPP/US), as well as a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), as certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. She is a certified trainer for the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Devin Chwastyk Esq.

Mr. Chwastyk is the Chair of the Privacy & Data Security group of McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC and practices in its Harrisburg, Pa. office. He began working on cybersecurity issues in 2005, when he represented banks to recover credit card replacement costs from national retailers who failed to safeguard such information in some of the first successful data breach lawsuits in U.S federal courts. Today, Mr. Chwastyk counsels clients on policies and procedures to limit the risk of data exposure events and advises clients on compliance with federal, state, and international privacy laws, including the California Consumer Protection Act and the EU GDPR. He also helps businesses respond to data breaches, including in rectifying and reporting those events and in limiting their potential liability for such events. Mr. Chwastyk has earned two Certified Information Privacy Professional designations (CIPP/US and CIPP/Europe) from the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He received his B.A. from The Pennsylvania State University and his J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center.

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