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Catherine D. Meyer, Counsel, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP to Speak at KC’s Data Privacy Emerging Issues: A 2012 Update Live Webcast

New York, NY, June 28, 2012 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Catherine D. Meyer, Counsel, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, will speak at a 2-hour webcast entitled “Data Privacy Emerging Issues: A 2012 Update Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for July 25, 2012 from 12pm-2pm (ET).

About Catherine D. Meyer

Ms. Meyer has been Counsel with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman for the past several years after having been a partner with the firm for 20 years. Her practice is a blend of finance and privacy regulation and compliance.

Ms. Meyer has represented clients in many sectors, including banks, factories, manufacturers, distributors and contractors. She has protected her clients' interests in a wide variety of industries including manufacturing, travel, retail (on and off line), import/export, restaurants, record labels, casinos, hotels, clothing, medical services, shopping centers and technology. Her clients range from individuals, to local businesses, to international companies.

Ms. Meyer served for several years as co-chair of the Business Department of the Los Angeles Office and of the firmwide Privacy & Data Protection practice team. She has previously chaired the Commerce, Technology & Licensing practice section and the Insolvency & Restructuring practice section. She sits on the Board of Editors of the Privacy & Data Security Law Journal (an A.S. Pratt & Sons Publication) and the Privacy & Data Security Review (Sheshunoff Information Services). She is a frequent speaker on data protection and privacy issues.

About Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Pillsbury is a full-service law firm with a keen industry focus on energy & natural resources, financial services, real estate & construction, and technology. Based in the world's major financial, technology and energy centers, Pillsbury counsels clients on global regulatory, litigation and corporate matters. We work in multidisciplinary teams that allow us to anticipate trends and bring a 360-degree perspective to complex business and legal issues—helping clients to take greater advantage of new opportunities and better mitigate risk. The firm’s Privacy, Data Security and Information Use practice is recognized by Chambers Global as one of the world’s foremost privacy and information law practices.

For more information about Catherine D. Meyer and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, please visit:

Event Synopsis:

Data privacy issues have been a top concern in many business industries today. Much of the data collected and stored is of a highly sensitive nature and if lost or stolen could open firm up to huge lawsuits. Thieves and hackers are becoming ever more sophisticated in the planning and execution of their attacks. You need to be ready by building an integrated data protection program from a policy perspective in order to be secure. While there are no quick fixes to this problem, there are ways to mitigate and reduce the possibility of data theft or leaks.

This Live Webcast will help you develop an effective privacy, security and information risk management framework from a policy perspective, address privacy and data security issues, expand your data privacy regulation, deal with privacy challenges using the social media.

The panel of key thought leaders will discuss the following issues:

• FTC’s Approach to Data Security Enforcement (legal standards and guiding principles)
• Factors that Increase the Risk that Data may be Lost or Stolen (new trends, new tools)
• Common Data Security Failures
• Potential Harm to Consumers
• Recent developments in cloud privacy and security
• Update on state of cookie standards, guidance and laws
• Emerging mobile privacy considerations
• Restrictions on collection, use and disclosure of retail consumer data
• Recording telephone calls: extra-territorial enforcement issues
• Text message litigation: how sending a confirmation can be painful
• Recent California actions:
- AG focus on privacy policy for applications
- California Class actions: collection of personal information in credit card transactions: what is personal information?
- California Class actions: disclosure of information for marketing purposes
• Recent developments and trends involving state data breach notification laws
• Proposed federal legislation regarding privacy and data breach notification laws
• The White House, Department of Commerce and Federal Trade Commission privacy frameworks
• Potential impact of these and other government initiatives on interoperability among data privacy regimes
• Restrictions on Use and Disclosure of healthcare information
• Permitted Uses and Disclosures
• Enhanced Patient Rights
• Expanded application of HIPAA and HITECH
• Enhanced Penalties
• Recent Enforcement Actions

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About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. Its mission is to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webcasts that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format.

The organization brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts to study the impact of changes and emerging trends. Hear from leading government officials/regulators, key thought leaders, and industry experts objectively analyze the latest trends and issues and their impact on industries. For further details, please visit the organization’s website:
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