Broadcast Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2022
from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (ET)


As the world becomes more digitally connected, the threat of cybercrime continues to alarm organizations across the globe. The number of cybersecurity breaches proliferated in volume and complexity as new and highly sophisticated attacks are launched to target sensitive business data. Thus, regulators are ramping up their efforts to put new laws focused on cybersecurity and data protection. Enforcement activities and legal penalties for individuals carrying out cyber hacks and cybersecurity breaches also continue to intensify.

To keep pace with the shifting landscape, businesses and practitioners must stay in the loop of the latest regulatory developments on data security laws. Moreover, they must create robust data protection programs to safeguard them against data breaches.

In this LIVE Webcast, data privacy professionals Nick Holland (Shoosmiths LLP) and Blair Dawson (McDonald Hopkins LLC) will discuss significant updates and issues in data protection. The speakers will also share the best approaches to data breach prevention and response to mitigate cyber incidents.

Key topics include:

  • Latest Overview of Data Breach Laws
  • Significant Enforcement Activities Surrounding Data Security
  • Proactive Measures for Cyber-Breach Prevention and Response
  • Practical Strategies to Address Cybersecurity Gaps and Blind Spots
  • What to Expect in the Year Ahead


Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation: 

On-demand Webcast (CLE)



General knowledge of data security laws


Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Law Practice Management


Total Credit:

1.0 CLE

Speaker Panel:

Nick Holland, Partner
Shoosmiths LLP

Nick is an international technology and data privacy lawyer, specialising in global outsourcing transactions and assisting multinationals in global privacy compliance.  Formerly an in house counsel, Nick is one of very few lawyers in the world specialising in undertaking Binding Corporate Rules and CBPR procedures and assists companies on complying not only with GDPR but also other privacy laws around the world, as well as dealing with DSAR’s and data breaches globally.  Nick is also a DPO for some of his clients.

Blair Dawson, CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPM, Member – Partner
McDonald Hopkins LLC

Blair brings decades of insurance coverage and claims knowledge in addition to in-house and corporate experience in the financial and insurance industries and a background in responding to data security incidents to McDonald Hopkins’ Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group. She is certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals as an accredited Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US), Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) and Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), and has spent more than 20 years as an attorney in Chicago, including two years as General Counsel and Senior Vice President in Insurance Management for Acrisure, LLC – one of the largest international insurance brokers in the world.


Nick Holland, Partner

Shoosmiths LLP


Blair Dawson, CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPMMember - Partner

McDonald Hopkins LLC

  1. To understand how to prevent data breaches you need to first understand what happens when you experience one and therefore you need to have knowledge of a …
  2. Brief overview of breach laws - Global
  3. Brief overview of breach laws - US
  4. Brief overview of the mechanics of reporting and dealing with notifications to regulators and data subjects - Global
  5. Brief overview of the mechanics of reporting and dealing with notifications to regulators and data subjects - US
  6. Preventative measures
  7. Prepare an IR Plan and Team
  8. Develop a Communications Plan
  9. Lessons learned process

Date & Time:

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • Privacy & Data Security Lawyers
  • Privacy and Data Security Professionals
  • Information Technology Lawyers
  • Chief Information Officers
  • Chief Information Security Officers
  • Chief Technology Officers
  • Chief Compliance Officers
  • Risk Managers
  • Cyber Security Professionals
  • IT VPs and Directors
  • In-House/General Counsel
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Nick HollandPartner
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Blair Dawson, CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPMMember – Partner
McDonald Hopkins LLC



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