Webinar on TSC Commentary on Privacy and Information Security

Monday, July 27, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Webinar, AZ
United States

Time:     1:00 to 2:30 pm EDT The Sedona Conference Webinar on Commentary on Privacy and Information Security: Principles and Guidelines for Lawyers, Law Firms, and Other Legal Service Providers (Public Comment Version) Working Group 1 of The Sedona Conference, the Working Group responsible for The Sedona Principles and other leading commentaries on the preservation, management, and production of ESI in civil litigation, has released for public comment a new Commentary that addresses the evolving responsibilities that lawyers, law firms, and other legal service providers have to provide security for their own, their clients’, and third parties’ private and confidential information. The legal profession relies on communications technology and the rapid, secure sharing of information to conduct business. The creation and use of electronic information has dramatically changed the legal services industry. Unfortunately, the new technologies that have transformed the industry also threaten privacy, information security, and even the confidentiality of attorney-client communications in ways that were unimaginable a few years ago. Ethical rules, statutes, regulations, and the common law all impose duties on lawyers -- and indirectly on much of the legal services industry -- to safeguard private and confidential information belonging to clients and third parties. This Commentary confronts these challenges, providing a framework for addressing information privacy and security concerns in the legal industry and recommending steps that all members of the industry should consider to safeguard the private and confidential information they maintain on behalf of their clients, third parties, and their own organization. The Commentary is open for public comment through August 30, 2015. A panel of experts drawn from the Commentary’s drafting team will present an overview of the Commentary and its recommendations, explain the legal and professional responsibility considerations behind it, and take your questions and comments live in this 90-minute webinar. You can view system requirements here. Moderator Kenneth J. Withers, The Sedona Conference, Phoenix, AZ Panelists Jeffrey McKenna,Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, San Francisco, CA David C. Shonka,Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC

The Sedona Conference

Phoenix, AZ, USA