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Ascendant Compliance Conference

State of the Data Breach


Date: October 3, 2018

Time: 5:50AM - 6:45AM

Location: San Diego, California

Investment advisers have access to a lot of sensitive data about their clients, storing it on firm networks, laptops, and mobile devices. When that data is lost, stolen, or ends up in the wrong hands, determining whether a breach has occurred is a difficult task. As of Summer 2018, all 50 states now have data breach laws on the books, and international regulations including the GDPR data privacy law in the EU set forth strict requirements for privacy and breach disclosure. This session will discuss the various differences in breach notification statutes – what has changed, what is new, and how can you prepare in advance to deal with the operational challenges of these data privacy requirements and timeframes.


Cynthia J. Larose is Chair of the firm's Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice, a Certified Information Privacy Professional-US (CIPP-US), and a Certified Information Privacy Professional-Europe (CIPP-E). She works with clients in various industries to develop comprehensive information security programs on the front end, and provides timely counsel when it becomes necessary to respond to a data breach.