Building Privacy Programs @ Technology Companies

  • 13 Nov 2019
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Hogan Lovells, 3 Embarcadero Center Suite 1500 San Francisco, CA 94111
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Building a Privacy Program @ Technology Companies/Organizations

In two back-to-back panels, we will discuss privacy counsel’s role in building the company’s Privacy Program, including:

a.     Who owns a company’s privacy program?

b.     Who are the critical members of the program company-wide?

                           i.          How to get buy-in from stakeholders

                          ii.          What are the processes for ensuring consistent engagement when issues arise?

c.     How is the privacy team structured within legal or compliance?  Where are they typically located?

d.     What are the key components to a  privacy program (e.g. documentation, visible and easily understood policies, etc.)?

e.     What tools are critical for a privacy counsel?

f.       What is the approach in ensuring visibility and understanding for privacy laws in different countries and states?

g.     Cyber liability insurance protection - general approach with insurance brokers

h.     Issues that fast-growing, private companies face vs. larger public companies

i.       M&A activity and its overlap with privacy

j.       Role/typical involvement of outside counsel?

k.     What credentials/knowledge/certification does counsel need?


Panel 1 - Privacy in Communications (45 min)

In-house privacy programs in companies which are built on technologies or platforms that have intersections with communication and free speech:

· Michelle Paulson - Former GC of Wikimedia Foundation and current head of privacy at [redacted], a cybersecurity company.

· Mike Stolte - Sr. Counsel and Privacy Lead, Flipboard

· Hannah Poteat - Senior Privacy Counsel, Twilio

Panel 2 - Privacy in Data (45 min)

In-house privacy programs in companies which track, gather, and host large amounts of data.

· Michelle Madriaga – Director of Privacy, Security, IP & Tech Transaction, Zuora

· Angel Chiang – Legal Counsel, Dropbox

· Cathleen Hartge – Head of Legal, Branch Metrics

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