Partners Jenny Colgate and Jennifer Maisel ("Jen") will co-present a Strafford CLE video webinar on Thursday, December 7, 2023, from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST (10:00 am - 11:30 am PST) titled "Privacy and Trade Secrets Laws: Maintaining Confidentiality While Complying With Transparency Requirements."
This CLE webinar will guide counsel on navigating the conflict between trade secret and privacy laws. Jenny and Jen will discuss the challenges facing companies and what they can do as privacy laws continue to expand and companies look for ways to protect their technology and other assets.
In the current world where “data is the new oil,” companies are increasingly looking to trade secret law to protect their valuable assets. Confidentiality and limited access are key in protecting trade secrets.
At the same time, the race is on to enact consumer data privacy laws. There are currently 11 states that have comprehensive data privacy laws, numerous other states have proposed bills pending, and there are a multitude of other privacy laws protecting specific groups and subject areas. A goal of these privacy laws is to give users control over “their” data – data about them.
What happens when the same data is the subject of both consumer privacy laws and corporate trade secret protection? How do companies comply with both legal regimes?
Also, some privacy laws are being passed with private rights of action and the potential for substantial damages. This further heightens the conflict between data privacy and trade secret law and the risk for companies having to choose between trade secret protection and privacy compliance.
Listen as Jenny and Jen examine both trade secret and privacy laws and the conflict between the laws. They will discuss the challenges facing companies in the latest industrial revolution and what they can do as privacy laws continue to expand and companies look for ways to protect their technology and other assets.
To learn more about the CLE webinar, and to register, please visit the event page on the Strafford website.