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Live Webcast | SolarWinds of Change and Other Challenges for the Privacy and Data Security Practitioner (2021 Privacy & Data Security Section Program)

While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, 2021 has seen both public and private actors increasingly prioritize consumer privacy and data security.

It marked an increase in ransomware attacks (like the SolarWinds incident and the Colonial Pipeline hack) and brought us more protective legislation to emphasize consumer choice and defend against emerging cybersecurity threats. Virginia and Colorado joined California in passing comprehensive, state-level privacy laws. President Biden even issued an executive order emphasizing a strong need for the federal government to cooperate with the private sector in detecting, preventing and remediating cyber threats. Against this legislative and practical backdrop, both companies and consumers need to be more vigilant with their data management and compliance strategies.

This CLE updates attendees on recent developments in privacy legislation, addresses ethical considerations in this era of emerging challenges and technology, dives into AI, and provides practical legal guidance on navigating vendor contracting issues based on lessons learned from SolarWinds.

Round out the day with sessions on how to conduct data impact assessments in a variety of jurisdictions and how to handle a data breach through an interactive, mock breach hypothetical.


  • Updates in Privacy Law
  • Ethics in Privacy and Data Security
  • AI in the USA
  • Avoiding a SolarWinds in Your Business
  • Legally Required Impact Assessments: How to Do It Right
  • Mock Data Breach

Live Webcast
Thursday, October 28, 2021
8:55  AM–4:25 PM

Click here to view the full program agenda.


  • Alicia Bowers, Atrium Health, Charlotte
  • Tara N. Cho, Womble Bond Dickinson (U.S.) LLP, Raleigh
  • Matthew A. Cordell, VF Corporation, Greensboro
  • Clara Cottrell, BASF Corporation, Raleigh
  • Jay Exum, Asurion, Raleigh
  • Roy Iversen, Fortalice Solutions LLC, Washington D.C.
  • Elizabeth H. Johnson, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh
  • Tom MacKenzie, Privacy and Security Consultant, Greensboro
  • Molly F. Martinson, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh
  • Peter N. McClelland, Ward and Smith PA, Raleigh
  • Karin M. McGinnis, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, Charlotte
  • Hayden McKaskle, Palo Alto Networks, Nashville, TN
  • Brian Oten, NC State Bar, Raleigh
  • Lynn C. Percival IV, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh
  • Shannon B. Ralich, Zendesk, Raleigh

NCBA Privacy & Data Security Section

  • Tiffany M. Burba, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, Raleigh (Planner)
  • Angela P. Doughty, Ward and Smith PA, New Bern (Planner)
  • Molly F. Martinson, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh (Planner)
  • Peter N. McClelland, Ward and Smith PA, Raleigh (Planner)
  • Karin M. McGinnis, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, Charlotte (Planner)

North Carolina: 6.00 MCLE Hours

1.00 Ethics/Professional Responsibility
6.00 Technology Training
Qualifies for NC State Bar Privacy and Information Security Law Specialization


See pricing below. Discounts may be available for NCBA members who are students, law professors, judges or legal services/public interest attorneys. Call CLE at 919.677.0561 for details.