Distil Joins Chicago Bar Association Panel on Data Protection

June 19, 2012 Courtney Brady

Last week the Chicago Bar Association’s (CBA) Cyber Law and Data Privacy Committee invited the FBI, Distil, and a few other industry experts (event listing: http://go.distil.it/Mrgyfk) to participate in a panel discussion on the legal obligations and business considerations for protecting electronic data (both private and public).

Highlights Included:
• YOUR LEGAL OBLIGATIONS TO PROTECT ELECTRONIC DATA
• PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR PROTECTING ELECTRONIC DATA
• THE CURRENT CYBERTHREAT

A total of six panelists were invited to contribute industry expertise and thought leadership on the growing challenges that arise from more companies conducting business on the Internet. Several of the panelists addressed private and public data privacy, protecting personal user data, content protection, and emerging cyberthreats.

It was interesting to see so many legal experts concentrating on data privacy, technology, and use of the internet.  Several of the panelists rehashed how existing laws are intersecting with and adapting to the rapid growth of conducting business online.  At one point the discussion even went towards helping persuade lawyers to trust the cloud and businesses ability to maintain data security within the cloud.  while the rest of the world is already leveraging cloud in homes, offices, and everything in-between. Given the rest of the world is already leveraging cloud in homes, offices, and everything in-between, it’s encouraging to see so many professionals on the legal front work to better the intersections of law and technology.

Our very own Rami Essaid was one of the panelists and one of a few non-laywers.  He spoke on Data Being Published for External Use and the risks associated with it.  An area of growing interest was the focus on the personal and business data that is actively shared across social networks and how it is exposing far more than most people realize.

  Distil with Chicago Bar Association Panel 2012     Panelist debriefing after the CBA’s Cyber Law and Data Privacy event.

All in the all, the event was impressive and proved to be insightful for many of the CBA’s members.  If you have interest in CBA’s other upcoming events, you can check them out here: http://go.distil.it/MWFuYR.   If you are interested in learning more about Distil or our content protection network, check out our other Distil Blog Posts or send us a message.

A special thanks to Ed Paddock, the Deputy Commissioner of the City of Chicago and Arieh Flemenbaum, attorney at Griffith & Jacobson, LLC. Both Ed and Arieh are active members of the Cyber Law and Data Privacy Committee and spent months coordinating all the resources for this event. Thanks guys – we look forward to working on future projects with you. 

About the Author

Courtney Brady

Courtney Brady is the Director of Marketing at Distil Networks. She comes to Distil Networks from a variety of start-up companies, routed in SaaS and DaaS solutions. Formerly the global communications manager at multiple companies, Courtney is responsible for developing the company’s marketing strategy and branding campaign.

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