TrustArc Participates at Practicing Law Institute in San Francisco

TrustArc Participates at Practicing Law Institute in San Francisco


TrustArc was honored to be invited to serve as faculty for the Practicing Law Institute (PLI)’s 20th Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law on May 6-7 in San Francisco.  Before an audience of attorneys representing a wide array of industries and private practice, the days’ sessions covered topics ranging from complying with the California Consumer Privacy Act, to addressing cybersecurity readiness, to insights from regulators, to ethical considerations for privacy and info sec attorneys, to vendor risk management.  


Hilary Wandall, SVP, Privacy Intelligence and General Counsel, presented on a panel entitled “Beyond GDPR – Privacy and Data Security Compliance Around the World.”  The session featured a discussion of the privacy and security landscape outside the European Economic Area, addressing recent developments in Brazil and Latin America, India and Asia, Africa and the Near East, and other non-EU jurisdictions with new data protection laws.  


Some of the topics addressed during the session involved data localization requirements in Russia and Belarus; non-EU laws in Europe that do not recognize legitimate interests; the fact that of the 23 privacy laws in the Africa/Near East region, half were revised or enacted within the last 5 years; the fact that of the 20 privacy laws in the Americas, two-thirds restrict cross-border transfers (and three of which provide for a “right to be forgotten”); and China’s approach to privacy and security with its numerous sector-specific laws plus the Cyber Security Law’s application to operators of “critical information infrastructure.”  With these variations and others in mind, Hilary s ..