Date & Time
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
9:00 am-10:00 am
   |   Webinar
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New laws in 2020 highlight why it is critical for organizations to build data security programs to protect human resources (HR) data and for HR professionals and in-house employment counsel to be involved in that process. As of its January 1, 2020 effective date, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) exposes employers to statutory damages in security breach class action litigation if sensitive HR data is compromised. Starting March 21, 2020, New York's SHIELD Act requires any organization with employees who reside in New York to implement a detailed data security program for sensitive personal information, such as SSNs. These laws reflect an on-going legislative trend that has impacted, or will impact employers across the U.S. in the coming years.

This presentation will focus on the role of HR professionals and in-house employment counsel in implementing a compliant data security program. HR's core responsibilities for maintaining sensitive HR data and managing training, personnel policies, hiring, discipline, and terminations makes it integral to this program. In this webinar, you will learn:

  • The scope and key requirements of New York's SHIELD Act
  • The CCPA's impact on information security risk for employers
  • How to build a data security program that complies with the SHIELD Act and reduces CCPA class action risk
  • Key steps that HR professionals and in-house employment counsel can take to help build the program
  • Steps to prepare for, and respond to, a data security incident


9:00 - 10:00 a.m. PT
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. MT
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CT
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. ET