Defending Our Data: Privacy, Security, And The Wave Of Data Breaches

Defending Our Data: Privacy, Security, And The Wave Of Data Breaches

Free Conference: Friday, April 7, 2017

Friday, April 7 | 9:30am – 4:30pm

Ogilvie Auditorium, Chicago-Kent College of Law

Data breaches happen at the rate of over two a day and anyone can be a victim. The aggregate social cost is extremely high—not just because of the quantifiable cost to the organizations but also because of the loss of individuals’ privacy, instances of identity theft, and the increased sense of insecurity. Security experts have long explained how to defend better. So why do we still live with a large loss that we have the means to avoid? One reason is that current laws are ineffective. Laws—current and proposed—impose requirements aimed at improving information security. They typically require ‘reasonable’ or ‘appropriate’ security measures, but they provide little or no further guidance. The unending wave of data breaches reveals the inadequacy of the current legal regimes. At the Defending our Data Conference, the participants addressed these issues and more!

This program was eligible for 4.75 hours of general IL MCLE credit.

The conference was free and open to the public.

Conference Materials:

Program Highlights

• Network Privacy and Security
• The Future and the Internet of Things
• What Do the Health Care Breaches Teach Us?
• What Can Small & Medium-Sized Organizations Do to Defend Better?
• Improving Our Defenses


  • Lori Andrews, Esq. | Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Lynn Goldstein, Esq. | Indicium, LLC
  • Cora Han, Esq. | Federal Trade Commission
  • Kashmir Hill, M.A. | Gizmodo
  • Kevin P. Kalinich, Esq. | Aon Global Cyber Insurance Solutions
  • Chris Kanich, Ph.D. | University of Illinois, Chicago
  • Bart Lazar, Esq. | Seyfarth Shaw
  • Joan Lebow, Esq. | Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer
  • Amir Missaghi, Esq. | Edelson
  • Robert Sloan, Ph.D. | University of Illinois, Chicago
  • Aaron Tantleff, Esq. | Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Richard Warner, Esq., Ph.D. | Chicago-Kent College of Law

This conference was presented with support from our sponsors: 
AON corporation: Empower ResultsEdelson PC

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