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Technological Evolution: The Impact of Social Media, Big Data and Privacy on Business

Mayer Brown’s annual social media conference is now celebrating its fifth anniversary. This year, in keeping with the continual changes in technology and their impact on how the world does business, the conference’s focus will evolve beyond social media to address other issues that keep business leaders (and their counsel) up at night: data breaches and privacy concerns in an era of big data.

The time is ripe for businesses to take stock of the constantly evolving legal issues presented by the exponential growth in the data and new modes of communication available to businesses and their employees. The volume, variety of data, and the speed with which that data can circulate, create a complex legal storm for companies to navigate.

How well is your business prepared for the continuing technological evolution?

KEYNOTE PRESENTER: Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky
United States Congresswoman for the 9th District of Illinois

Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky
Jan Schakowsky

We are pleased to announce that our
Keynote Presenter for the Conference will be Jan Schakowsky, the United States Congresswoman for the 9th District of Illinois, serving in the House Democratic leadership as a Chief Deputy Whip and as a member of the Steering and Policy Committee. She is also a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, where she is the Ranking Democrat on the Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade Subcommittee.

This year’s two-day program, featuring in-house peers from a number of industries, will address the opportunities and risks associated with social media, big data and privacy as well as the best practices for dealing with issues that arise. Key questions that speakers will discuss include:

What are a company’s rights related to the use and misuse of intellectual property in social media?
How have new developments from the NLRB affected employees’ use of social media?
How are government officials addressing the changes in the information security environment through legislation, regulation, and enforcement actions?
What does the SEC have to say about disclosures relating to cyber security and data privacy?
What are the latest trends in cyber attacks and how can they be prevented?
If a company discovers it is the victim of a data breach, what should it do within the first 72 hours?
What liability risks do businesses face from the collection and use of massive amounts of data?


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