2020’s Cyber & Privacy Problems – Lessons From 2020 and Some Predictions for 2021

Lexology

Webinar | January.14.2021 | 8am - 9am (Eastern Standard Time)

Webinar - Recording Available

Join partners from Orrick’s award-winning Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation group for a webinar presented in collaboration with Lexology. Keily Blair, James Lloyd, Christian Schröder and Heather Egan Sussman will discuss how cybersecurity and privacy, technology, people and politics constantly drive change — creating novel legal and business problems. This presents in-house and external counsel with the opportunity (and the challenge) of finding solutions that maximize the value of personal data while limiting the risks. During this this ‘fireside chat’, they will also discuss:

  • The most challenging cyber and privacy problems they dealt with in 2020 and how they solved them
  • What they see as being the big issues for 2021
  • The approaches they will be taking to address these issues across the UK, EU and US markets
Heather Egan Sussman

Practice:

  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • Finance Sector
  • Energy & Infrastructure Sector
  • Transactions Sector
  • Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation
  • Global Compliance & Regulatory
  • Government Investigations and Enforcement Actions
  • Technology & Innovation
  • Fintech
  • Environmental, Social & Corporate Governance (ESG)

Heather Egan Sussman Partner Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation, Global Compliance & Regulatory

Boston

Heather Egan Sussman focuses on cybersecurity, privacy and information management. A strategic advisor to clients, she is ranked by Chambers USA, Chambers Global and The Legal 500 United States as a leader in her field. Chambers explains companies turn to Heather because she “understands all the business issues and the dynamics of how to implement privacy programs [and is] extraordinarily thoughtful, very pragmatic and responsive.”

Heather partners with clients to reduce the risk of privacy and security incidents. In the event of an incident, she helps companies respond, successfully guiding them through investigation, remediation, notification and any ensuing government inquiries. She provides comprehensive crisis management support and companies rely on her to manage their response to catastrophes, investigations and government probes involving conduct by employees, contractors and third parties. 

To help clients navigate complicated global regulatory compliance challenges, she leads comprehensive cybersecurity and privacy assessments worldwide, vets risks in corporate transactions, conducts internal investigations stemming from data incidents, and  drafts and negotiates contracts concerning data-related vendors and arrangements. She regularly counsels businesses on how to mitigate risks associated with the collection, use, retention, disclosure, transfer and disposal of personal data. Outside of the U.S., she manages teams of talented counsel around the world to deliver seamless advice for clients that operate across many jurisdictional lines, developing comprehensive privacy and cybersecurity programs that address competing regulatory regimes.

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Practice:

  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • Transactions Sector
  • Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation
  • Technology Transactions
  • Technology Companies Group
  • Automotive Technology & Mobility

Dr. Christian Schröder Partner Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation, Technology Transactions

Düsseldorf

Dr. Christian Schröder leads Orrick's Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation Group in Europe and collaborates with team members in the United States (U.S.), Europe (EU), and Asia to provide support to global clients. As a technology-focused partner, Christian advises on cybersecurity and privacy regulatory compliance, incident response, regulatory investigations and enforcement, litigation and intellectual property licensing, and transactional matters.

Christian helps clients consider the privacy and artificial intelligence implications of new technology, supports their compliance programs, and helps them stay ahead of enforcement trends. One particular focus of his work deals with internal data transfer agreements, external data transfers with external providers, and product launches that comply with international data protection standards, as well as privacy requirements for connected cars. Christian provides guidance on privacy and data protection considerations for developing, acquiring, using, licensing and selling technology, data and intellectual property, including M&A transactions and IP focused joint ventures. He supports companies on the set-up of webshops, outsourcings, license agreements, in cases of trademark or unfair and deceptive trade practice issues, as well as on hard and software license and information technology (IT) project agreements.

Christian maintains strong working relationships with German data protection authorities and EU regulatory authorities with jurisdiction over privacy and data security matters. He effectively defends companies in cybersecurity and privacy-related investigations initiated by EU regulatory authorities. He also engages with authorities on behalf of clients and helps clients avoid proceedings and possible litigation. When litigation can't be avoided, Christian vigorously defends his clients.

For companies facing global cybersecurity incidents, Christian helps with crisis mitigation, including counseling on notification requirements, coordinating media strategies, and representing clients before data protection authorities in related regulatory investigations.

Christian regularly contributes practical thought leadership to global privacy industry publications and German privacy books and journals. Christian authors the Chapter V (international data transfers) of Germany’s leading GDPR commentary Kühling/Buchner (3rd ed.) and is co-author to the Corporate Privacy Handbook (Betrieblicher Datenschutz). As an active member of the Sedona Conference, Christian drives the development and understanding of cross border privacy. He also participates in, hosts and moderates speaking programs with fellow private practitioners, EU data protection authorities, and academics focused on privacy and data security. Legal 500 Germany noted that Christian is "a pioneer in the legal field, a data protection guru." They also recognized Christian and Orrick as "truly global" and how that it is "vital as they require the various leaders of each region to participate and bring issues to the table as a forum".

Prior to working in private practice, Christian interned with the German Federal Data Protection Commissioner and www.epic.org.