Privacy and Data Security: Hot Topics Affecting Financial Institutions

October 16, 2017 | Malvern, Pennsylvania


  • Malvern, Pennsylvania


This program will explore privacy, data security and consumer protection issues affecting financial institutions. These include compliance with such domestic laws as the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act and Right to Financial Privacy Act, as well as state analogues. We also will discuss the European Union's strict new data protection law, the “General Data Protection Regulation,” which goes into effect in May 2018. Then, we will explore the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, which imposes penalties as high as $1500 for each unlawful text message or phone call. We'll conclude with a discussion of how these and other privacy, data security and consumer protection laws are being applied in practice to some hot areas—mobile apps, online advertising and the Internet of Things.

WilmerHale has been accredited by the New York State and California State Continuing Legal Education Boards as a provider of continuing legal education. This program is being planned with the intention to offer CLE credit in California and non-transitional CLE credit in New York. This program, therefore, is not approved for New York newly admitted attorneys. Attorneys in England and Wales may also claim unaccredited CPD credit for attending this program. Reciprocal credit will be available for New Jersey and Connecticut attorneys. WilmerHale is not a provider of Pennsylvania CLE, but we will apply for Pennsylvania credit. WilmerHale is not an accredited provider of Missouri, Washington, North Carolina or Georgia CLE, but we will apply for credit if multiple participants request credit in these states. The type and amount of credit awarded will be determined solely by those state CLE Boards. Attendees requesting CLE credit must attend the entire program.

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