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The Data Privacy and Security Landscape: Legal Developments in the United States and Beyond Webinar Series

May 25, 2021 | Webinar | Understanding Virginia's Consumer Data Protection Act
June 30, 2021 | Webinar | Privacy Issues in Cross-Border Litigation

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Session 2: Privacy Issues in Cross-Border Litigation

In our virtual and information-driven world, data privacy and security have emerged as critical concerns for consumers, businesses and regulators. Our series explores the latest developments in this rapidly changing intersection of the law and technology to help companies navigate new and sweeping regulations in the United States and beyond, protect against increasingly sophisticated cybercrimes and safeguard valuable consumer information. Led by an interdisciplinary team of Duane Morris attorneys, the Data Privacy and Security Landscape Webinar Series offers an in-depth discussion and analysis of the key issues and practical strategies for meeting the challenges of our digital, global economy.

In cross-border litigation, different local and international privacy rules and regulations present obstacles to obtaining information and documents during discovery. Our seminar will discuss the current approach of U.S. and foreign courts to discovery obligations, cooperation agreements with foreign authorities and practical examples of the interplay between global laws and regulations.

Topics include:

  • Overview of the privacy laws and blocking statutes in foreign jurisdictions that have the potential to frustrate discovery in U.S. courts by preventing the transfer of personal information.
  • Practical steps to mitigate risks in discovery and facilitate cooperation from foreign courts and parties.
  • The impact of Schrems II and the adoption of the EU's new Standard Contractual Clause.
  • How judicial authorities and government agencies might attempt to resolve these issues in the future.
  • The expanding use of U.S. tools such as Section 1782 to secure global discovery.

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Session 1: Understanding Virginia's Consumer Data Protection Act

In our virtual and information-driven world, data privacy and security have emerged as critical concerns for consumers, businesses and regulators. Our series explores the latest developments in this rapidly changing intersection of the law and technology to help companies navigate new and sweeping regulations in the United States and beyond, protect against increasingly sophisticated cybercrimes and safeguard valuable consumer information. Led by an interdisciplinary team of Duane Morris attorneys, the Data Privacy and Security Landscape Webinar Series offers an in-depth discussion and analysis of the key issues and practical strategies for meeting the challenges of our digital, global economy.

Our first session examines Virginia’s Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA) and what it means for businesses in the state and those that do business in Virginia. Signed into law on March 2, 2021, the CDPA creates a wide range of privacy-related requirements for certain businesses, designed to give consumers greater understanding of and control over how their personal data is used. The CDPA takes effect on January 1, 2023, giving businesses two years to prepare for the new obligations. With the CDPA, Virginia becomes the second state in the country, after California and the California Privacy Rights Act, to adopt such a comprehensive consumer privacy law. Other states are likely to follow.

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