Cybersecurity and Privacy Issue-Spotting in Vendor Agreements and Standard Contractual Clauses Post-Scherms and CCPA

December 9, 2021
Event details
December 9, 2021
12:30 – 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time

Event summary

Cooley is proud to sponsor the ACC National Capital Region virtual event on Cybersecurity and Privacy Issue-Spotting in Vendor Agreements and Standard Contractual Clauses Post-Scherms and CCPA. Cooley’s special counsel Randy V. Sabett will moderate this session with presenters Sandeep Kathuria, Assistant General Counsel at Leidos and C.M. Tokë Vandervoort, Chief Legal Officer at the Environmental Defense Fund to discuss cybersecurity and privacy issues that continue to vex many stakeholders. This is in part because of the constantly changing regulatory environment which has led to significant interest in third-party risk management. In this context, a number of questions arise:

  • How can companies protect themselves against third-party cyber and privacy risks?
  • In a post-Schrems II world, how can GDPR exposure be addressed?
  • What are the main obstacles to effective third party risk management?
  • What can be done contractually about supply chain cyberattacks (like SolarWinds, Cocecov, and Kaseya)?

In addition to the above questions, this session will take a look at the future state of privacy and data security law, including the contours of data transfer in the EU, the continued uncertainty around the Schrems II decision and the potential enforcement posture of DPAs. Topics will also include the effects of the continually changing privacy landscape on operational issues such as long term planning, revisions to business models and exit considerations (e.g., mergers and acquisitions or IPOs).  

Finally, the panel will discuss what is on the horizon, including possible widening of the gap between the GDPR and the UK GDPR, additional activity in the states and the topic of cyber incident reporting (CIR).   

For more information, please email Marissa Pilconis.

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