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2016 Journal of Information Technology & Privacy Law Symposium Focuses on Data Breaches and Privacy Issues at The John Marshall Law School

CHICAGO, April 8, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Journal of Information Technology & Privacy Law (JITPL) at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago will host its second and final portion of the 2016 Symposium on the Law, Policy, and Implementation of Legal Protections for Data Management on April 12.

The final portion of JITPL's Symposium is Data and Privacy Issues in the Law: Cyber Risk and Data Breaches. The event will feature two presentations: the first will discuss data protection and mitigating cyber risk, while the second will demonstrate a mock data breach and describe how to handle such an event from the perspective of a law firm. Additional insight will be given from a public relations and forensics standpoint.

The following experts will be speakers at part two of the Symposium:

  • Steve Puiszis – Partner, Hinshaw and Culbertson
  • Bruce Radke – Partner, Vedder Price
  • Michael Waters – Shareholder, Vedder Price
  • Brett Anderson – Privacy Breach Response Services Manager, Beazley Insurance
  • Eric Shiffman – Supervisory Special Agent, FBI
  • Jeremy Batterman – Associate Director, Navigant Consulting
  • Andy Liuzzi – Executive Vice President, Crisis & Risk Management, Edelman

The first portion of the Symposium, Health Information Technology: Privacy and Data Security Challenges, was held on Feb. 8. Presentation topics included wearable devices—such as FitBit and Apple Watch—and mobile apps, HIPAA and state law issues, privacy notices, securing individual authorization using electronic platforms, secondary uses of data and security considerations.

The following experts were featured speakers at part one of the Symposium:

  • Anna Spencer – Partner, Sidley Austin
  • Meenakshi Datta – Partner, Sidley Austin

About the Journal of Information Technology & Privacy Law

JITPL is focused on providing current, relevant legal analysis regarding international information technology and privacy law. It strives to publish articles that are both scholarly and practical and achieves this goal by involving international insight, keeping abreast of evolving technology, and including input from several viewpoints including academia, government, business and private practice.

JITPL is an honors program at The John Marshall Law School, and as such, also focuses on improving student writing skills through a vigorous candidacy semester. During the candidacy semester, students produce a case note or a comment that may be published by the journal. Also during the candidacy semester, candidates help edit articles scheduled for journal publication.

About The John Marshall Law School

The John Marshall Law School, founded in 1899, is an independent law school located in the heart of Chicago's legal, financial and commercial districts. The 2017 U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Graduate Schools ranks John Marshall's Lawyering Skills Program 5th, its Trial Advocacy Program 19th and its Intellectual Property Law Program 21st in the nation. Since its inception, John Marshall has been a pioneer in legal education and has been guided by a tradition of diversity, innovation, access and opportunity.

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