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Matt Borick, Director, Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC to Speak at the Knowledge Group’s Data Breach Class Action Lawsuits on the Rise Event

New York, NY, December 22, 2015 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Matt Borick, Director, Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Data Breach Class Action Lawsuits on the Rise: How to Bullet-Proof Your Company from Data Breach Liability LIVE Webcast.” This event is scheduled for March 15, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (ET).

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About Matt Borick
Matt Borick is a Director in Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC’s Litigation and Intellectual Property practice groups. With a strong background in litigation, Mr. Borick recently shifted his practice focus to the area of privacy and data security, especially as it pertains to both preparing for and responding to data breaches. Mr. Borick has spearheaded an effort to help businesses storing personally identifiable information recognize the importance of data security, and has been invited to speak at various seminars on the topic. In addition to publishing several articles touching on privacy and data security issues, Matt has published a Road Map to the Vermont Security Breach Notice Act to help businesses better understand whether the Act applies to a data incident. He has also created a Privacy and Data Breach Audit Framework aimed at helping businesses assess and minimize their exposure to breaches. Mr. Borick is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and the DRI Data Management and Security Committee.

About Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC
Operating from the fundamental belief that anything is possible when imagination and pragmatism live side by side, the 60-plus attorneys of Downs Rachlin Martin help clients achieve their goals. From five offices located in Vermont and New Hampshire, the firm represents clients from a diverse array of regional, national and international entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, technology businesses and Fortune 100 companies. Engage the attorneys of Downs Rachlin Martin, and receive fresh thinking and uncommon value in the areas of business law, data security, labor and employment law, intellectual property, litigation, and energy and telecommunications law. Downs Rachlin Martin: business sense · legal ingenuity.

Event Synopsis:
On an almost daily basis, U.S. companies become victims of data security breaches through which cyber criminals obtain not just the credit card information of the clients but also the people's home addresses, social security numbers and more. Often, these companies are left with no choice but to face class-action suits which usually demand millions of dollars for settlement.

Recent data breaches in the last two years involved retailers like Neiman Marcus and the craft store Michaels. Hackers installed malware to the companies' point-of-sale (POS) terminals allowing the theft of their shoppers' credit and debit card numbers. But high-profile data breaches involving Target in late 2013, followed by Home Depot in 2014 and the Canadian dating site Ashley Madison in July 2015, eclipsed all of the others.

Since it seems that breaching data systems has become an everyday success for cyber criminals, companies should, therefore, adopt effective data protection measures including sound security system for protection, early fraud detection and robust cyber insurance policies.

This course offers an overview of the latest trends with respect to recent data breach class action lawsuits. Speakers will offer best practices in developing and implementing effective data protection measures to minimize the risks of data breach and, consequently, avoid potential liability.

In a two-hour live webcast, the speakers will discuss:
§ Understanding the Current Data Breach Climate
§ Theories of Liability in Data Breach Class Actions
§ An Overview of State Data Breach Notification Laws
§ Data Protection and Security Measures
§ Key Elements of a Data Breach Response Plan
§ Strategies in Adopting Cyber Insurance Policies
§ Recent Notable Data Breach Cases

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