Nearly every day, social media and traditional press report the latest data breach Capitol One, Equifax, Facebook, and a host of other organizations have made recent news. According to one report, during the first six months of 2019, more than 3,800 publicly disclosed breaches have exposed 4.1 billion records. Data breaches, on average, can cost a company $3.86 million dollars. Data breaches can result in significant fines and remedial requirements imposed by U.S. and foreign regulators, private lawsuits (including class actions), and loss of significant customer goodwill. In this webinar, we will explore the evolving legal landscape addressing the protection of personal data, including recent updates to U.S. state data breach laws. We will review how the various laws define a data breach, what notifications need to be made, and potential consequences of non-compliance. This webinar will focus on U.S. requirements, but we will also give an overview data breach law in the European Union under the GDPR. The webinar will provide recommendations for preparing for a data breach (e.g., assembling a cyber-response team and obtaining cyber-insurance). We will also review recent enforcement actions resulting from data breaches to gather â€œlessons learned that can be used in planning your companys data protection and response.