Keeping Secrets: How Companies Can Survive the Brave New World of Privacy Laws


In light of the recent coronavirus pandemic and to comply with current recommendations regarding large events, our March 24 program entitled Keeping Secrets: How Companies Can Survive the Brave New World of Privacy Laws will be rescheduled.

The rescheduled event will be held on August 11, 2020, from 7:30 am to 9:00 am at the Best Western Posada Royale in Simi Valley.

A new program announcement will be published to our mailing list when we are closer to the new date, and you will be able to RSVP for the rescheduled program at that time.

We thank you for your continued interest in our programs and wish you health and safety during this troubling time.

Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Time: 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Cost: No charge to attend, RSVP is required*

Best Western Posada Royale
1775 Madera Road
Simi Valley, CA 93065

Presenter: Glenn J. Dickinson

Registration Information

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New legal trends often start in California. In 2020, the state is an experimental laboratory for the next generation of privacy laws, and California companies are the white rats. California recently enacted the most stringent privacy protection laws in the United States. These laws require that companies preserve the secrecy of information about individuals – something just about everyone already knows. However, these laws add numerous new obligations. Companies now have to:

  • disclose, in advance, how they use private individuals' information gathered through a website or other means;
  • ensure that their vendors (think website hosts, marketing firms, payment processors, etc.) sign off on required privacy procedures;
  • respond in writing to any request from people wanting to know everything the company knows about them;
  • delete people’s personal information on request; and
  • put specific procedures in place to allow people to submit their disclosure and deletion requests.

Failing to fulfill these obligations or to comply with the other new requirements could be the latest source of consumer class-action litigation. Don’t be a target! In this program, we will cover the likeliest sources of legal liability and how to avoid them. Program topics include the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the recent 2020 amendments that were intended to provide some relief for California employers. We also will cover, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enforced in the European Union, and who is under that regime – you might be surprised.

*Attendance is limited to no more than three people per company.

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