Celesq® Attorneys Ed Center

One Ring to Rule Them All: The Changing US Legal Landscape in Cybersecurity and Data Privacy

Program Number: 29101

Program Date: 08/05/2019


The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) took effect on May 25, 2018, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) will take effect on January 1, 2020, and with 42 of the 50 different data breach reporting laws substantially changed in 2018, the US legal landscape is drastically changing. What does this mean for businesses? Uncertainty and high costs of compliance. The current regulatory framework benefits the criminals and penalizes the corporations.

This presentation will discuss the impact these ever-changing regulations have on the collection, processing, and storage of data. The discussion will include a comparison of the requirements for security and privacy domestically, and the implications of the recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision in Dittman v. UPMC , __ A.3d __, No. 43 WAP 2017, 2018 WL 6072199 (Pa. 2018), and its potentially far reaching effects. This session will also focus on the growing divergence on a domestic and international level in the way that countries and regions approach data privacy and protection, providing insight into global data management within increasingly contrasting regulatory requirements. Finally, we will explore the benefits of a federal data privacy and security regulation and how it will substantially benefit businesses by driving down the cost of compliance.

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Available in states

California, Colorado Eligible, Georgia, New Jersey Eligible, New York, New York - BOTH New and Experienced Attorneys, Texas Self Study

Credit Information

50 minute credit hour - 1.0 General CLE credit, based on a 50-minute credit hour
60 minute credit hour - 1.0 General CLE credit, based on a 60-minute credit hour

State Program Numbers

Credit Eligible for BOTH Experienced and New Attorneys in NY


Rebecca L. Rakoski, Esq.

XPAN Law Group

Rebecca L. Rakoski, co-founder and managing partner at XPAN Law Group, a distinctive Women Owned boutique law firm, focuses her practice exclusively on cybersecurity and data privacy. She understands technology and how it intersects with her client’s legal obligations and liabilities. With nearly two decades worth of litigation experience, Rebecca approaches her client’s issues with a litigator’s eye helping them prevent lawsuits and create a complete solution to their organizations. Rebecca has extensive experience in all aspects of cybersecurity, data privacy and cross border data transfer issues.

Rebecca works with her clients to perform in-depth cybersecurity assessments and audits, review third party vendor contracts and service level agreements, and draft internal and outward facing policies and procedures governing cybersecurity. Rebecca drafts breach response plans and counsels clients through a breach by navigating the complexities of different state and federal regulations.

Rebecca performs cybersecurity and data privacy due diligence to help her clients make informed decisions on vendor selection and auditing, corporate mergers and acquisitions, protecting intellectual property, and even transition and succession planning. Rebecca translates the legal needs of her clients to their technical personnel which provides a comprehensive and coordinated approach to cybersecurity and data privacy.

In addition to being a principal member of XPAN Law Group, Rebecca is an adjunct law professor at the Thomas R. Kline School of Law, where she teaches a variety of legal courses. Rebecca also sits on the Board of Governors for Temple University Health System, including a position on the Board’s Audit and Compliance Committee.