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WEBINAR - We Are More Alike Than We Are Different: Canada & California Privacy Laws

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Date: September 22, 2021
Venue: Virtual
Location: San Diego, United States of America
Target Audience: Canadian companies covering various industries affected by privacy laws in Canada and/or who are doing business in California.
Sector: Aerospace, Agriculture and processed foods, Arts and cultural industries, Automotive, Chemicals, Clean technologies, Consumer products, Defence and security, Education, Financial and insurance services, Fish and seafood, Forestry and wood products, Industrial machinery, Information and communications technologies, Infrastructure, Investment, Life sciences, Mining, Ocean technologies, Oil and gas, Professional services, Tourism, Transportation, Wine, beer and spirits

Time: 10 am to 11 am PST

Event Description:

Join a lively and interactive discussion with privacy attorneys Justine Phillips of Sheppard Mullin and Kris Klein of nNovation to learn about the current state of privacy laws in California and Canada, what is on the horizon, how the laws are the same, and how they are different.  Companies doing business in both California and Canada will not want to miss this practical and entertaining presentation.

Justine Phillips is a partner at the law firm Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton in its San Diego office. Justine specializes in cyber law and data governance representing clients across sectors in every aspect of cybersecurity and digital asset management.  Justine thinks proactively and mindfully about cyber and digital assets and is a recognized national leader in cyber law. Justine is also a member of the FBI Citizen’s Academy and is the Vice President of InfraGard San Diego—a public/private partnership with the FBI focused on reducing cyber threats. Justine founded Women in eDiscovery San Diego, and frequently speaks and writes on cyber legal issues for media outlets like Wall Street Journal, KPBS, USA Today and more.

Kris Klein is the managing partner at the Ottawa boutique firm, nNovation LLP.  He has more than two decades of public and private sector experience in the federal regulatory arena in Canada, and is one of Canada’s leading legal experts on privacy, access to information and information security issues. Kris has litigated and counseled extensively on federal regulatory law with a pre-eminent national firm, and for the Canada’s Department of Justice, including providing instrumental legal advice to Canada’s Privy Council Office. Kris is the Managing Director of IAPP Canada, teaches the Privacy Law course at the University of Ottawa Faculty Law School, and continues to provide countless in-house training sessions to corporations and government departments.

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