The eWorkplace: Balancing Securing Company Data and Employees' Privacy

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Course Description

This program was recorded on August 8, 2019

We live in a data-driven, threat-filled world in which almost any disseminated information can rapidly go viral. The presenter, a combination lawyer and technologist, will explore to what degree individuals' privacy rights can limit an employer's desires to restrict, monitor, scrutinize and/or preserve employees’ and applicants’ technology usage.

Learn the risk-management do’s and don’ts regarding many "hot topics". This action-packed session will also include some demonstrations from the presenter's Desktop, including a deep dive into the trail left when one posts on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn — and how a vast trove of information might later be subject to discovery in a legal proceeding.



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  • Robert D. Brownstone
    Robert D. Brownstone has been an attorney for over 30 years. He is also a long-term technologist, thought leader and law school adjunct professor. For almost 20 years, Robert has practiced at Silicon-Valley-based Fenwick & West LLP, where he been the Technology & eDiscovery Counsel and Electronic-Information-Management (EIM) Group Chair since 2011. Working out of the firm’s San Francisco, New York and Silicon Valley Center offices, Robert advises clients and colleagues on electronic-discovery, information-security, data-privacy (including GDPR), retention-destruction policies and social-media risks and rewards. Since 2002, he has been a nationwide advisor, conference-chair, speaker, writer and press resource on many electronic information topics. Over the past decade, Robert has taught more than ten Electronic Discovery Law & Process courses at four law schools around the country.

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      • 2 General Credits
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    1. “the nine lives of email”
    2. social-media postings
    3. data-breaches
    4. bring-your-own-device (BYOD) foibles such as in Deflategate
    5. redaction snafus, e.g., by Paul Manafort’s counsel in the famous collusion investigation

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