8:25 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:55 Welcome and Introductions
9:00 Overview of State Comprehensive Privacy Laws in the U.S.
Matthew A. Cordell, VF Corporation, Greensboro
Molly F. Martinson, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh
California laid the groundwork for comprehensive state privacy laws with the passage of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) in 2018. Since then, the number of comprehensive privacy laws introduced in state legislatures has grown every year, with close to a dozen (and counting) state privacy laws currently in effect. This session provides an overview of the current comprehensive state privacy laws, draws comparisons and notes distinctions between those laws, and offers helpful practical guidance on how to interpret and operationalize their requirements.
10:10 Fortune Cookies: Predicting Privacy Challenges for Targeted Advertising‡
Laura Chipman, Bandwidth, Raleigh
Sean W. Fernandes, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh
Meg E. Mericle, Axios, Raleigh
Michelle Recchion, Truist Bank, Raleigh
Harmonizing privacy requirements while retaining the utility of digital advertising for clients and businesses often feels like a balancing act. During this session, panelists provide their perspectives on navigating the digital advertising ecosystem and offer suggestions for the use of digital advertising in light of increasing scrutiny and regulation.
11:20 Privacy and Data Security Litigation Trends
David K. Lietz, Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman, Washington, D.C.
Steven W. "Will" Quick, Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Raleigh
This panel focuses on recent developments in and the increasing likelihood of data breach, data privacy, and data security cases, including class-action suit claims arising under federal consumer protection statutes and the bevy of recently adopted comprehensive state-level consumer privacy laws. From both the plaintiff and defense sides, the panel includes perspectives on recent trends and strategies in data privacy and data security litigation, potential for data-breach class actions, recent high-profile settlements, and more.
12:20 Lunch Break
1:20 Privacy Across the Pond: EU Enforcement Trends and Legislative Updates
Amy R. Worley, Berkeley Research Group (BRG), Raleigh
Hear a DPO's perspective on recent regulatory actions and judicial decisions under the GDPR, including practical advice on the new Data Privacy Framework.
2:30 Data Vendor Life Cycle: From Due Diligence to Transition Services
Taylor Ey, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP, Research Triangle Park/Durham
Kathryn Helin, Snyk, Raleigh
Lauren Page, Calendly, Wilmington
This panel discusses common considerations when working with data vendors. Hear customer and vendor perspectives about outsourcing data processing, from the beginning of the potential relationship to the end of the relationship. The panel explores topics such as vendor due diligence, risk management, negotiating data terms in vendor contracts, customer-vendor relationship management, operationalizing consumer data rights, exercising audit rights, and transition services.
3:40 Artificial Intelligence, Real Practice*‡
Jeffrey M. Kelly, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, Raleigh
Brian Oten, North Carolina State Bar, Raleigh
What is AI, and how exactly does it fit in with a legal practice? Am I violating the Rules of Professional Conduct if I use AI to accomplish my client's goals? This session provides an overview of the current state of artificial intelligence and its integration into the legal profession while considering the ethical implications of a lawyer's employment of artificial intelligence.
* Indicates portion providing Ethics/Professional Responsibility credit
‡ Indicates portion providing Technology Training credit