Overview

Zoe M. Argento represents and counsels clients on all aspects of workplace privacy and information security. She has written extensively on subjects related to data rights and security, intellectual property, and internet law, and has given many presentations on these topics. She regularly provides advice to businesses of all sizes on:

  • Social media and other new technologies
  • Platform privacy policies and terms of use
  • Security incident response
  • International data transfer
  • State data protection laws
  • Biometric data
  • The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
  • Global data protection laws
  • Surveillance of electronic communications
  • The Federal Wiretap Act
  • The Federal Stored Communications Act
  • Background checks
  • Online copyright and trademark risks

Prior to Littler, Zoe taught internet, privacy, intellectual property, and torts law at Roger Williams University School of Law. She also practiced privacy, data security, and intellectual property law at a large law firm in Boston. After graduating law school, she clerked for Chief Judge Mary Lisi at the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island. Zoe served as an officer in the U.S. Navy for four years after college.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

International Association of Privacy Professionals

Recognition

Order of the Coif

Named, Best Law Firm Writer

The Burton Awards

2016

News, Analysis & Press

What's So Bad About My Bad Credit?

CNN Money

November 9, 2017

5 Ways to Address Negative Social Media

Human Resource Executive Online

March 23, 2017

The Big Move Toward Big Data in Employment

Littler Report

August 4, 2015

The E-Workplace: Internet Security, Privacy & Social Media Policies

White Paper, The National Employment Law Institute (NELI)

March 3, 2015

Information Security Risks for Employers: $150,000 Settlement Illustrates the Reach of State Law

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

October 29, 2014

Settlement highlights info security risks for employers

Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly

October 6, 2014

Settlement highlights info security risks for employers

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

September 25, 2014

Killing the Golden Goose: The Dangers of Strengthening Domestic Trade Secret Rights in Response to Cyber-Misappropriation

Yale Journal of Law and Technology

2014

Social Media: The Separation of Work & Play

National Symposium on Technology and Labor and Employment Law - American Bar Association (ABA)

2013

Whose Social Network Account? A Trade Secret Approach to Allocating Rights

19 MICH. TELECOMM. & TECH. L. REV. 201

2013

What the Digital Millennium Copyright Act Can Learn from Medical Marijuana: Fixing the AntiTrafficking Provisions by Basing Liability on the Likelihood of Harm

35 COLUM. J.L. & ARTS 503

2012

To Cache or Not to Cache: Internet Service Provider Caching of Peer to Peer Traffic

WHITTIER L. REV. 421

2010

Applying Genericide to the Right of Publicity

10 VAND. J. ENT. & TECH. L. 321

2008

Books & Book Chapters

  • Littler on Employee Monitoring: Searches, Surveillance & Privacy Concerns, The Littler National Employer Library, co-author Philip L. Gordon

Speaking Engagements

How to Screen out the “Employee from Hell” Without Having to Litigate Against the “Applicant from Hell”

2017 Littler Rocky Mountain Employer Conference

October 3, 2017

Combating the Insider Threat to Data Security

Denver KnowledgeNet Chapter of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, Denver, CO

April 15, 2017

Cyber Security: Identifying and Reducing the Risks

American Association of Port Authorities, Oakland, CA

April 8, 2017

The Insider Threat: Enhancing Data Stewardship to Protect Your Information Assets

Rocky Mountain Employer Conference

September 21, 2016

Regulation or Partnership?: Government, the Private Sector, and Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity + Law Enforcement: The Cutting Edge Symposium, Roger Williams University School of Law, Bristol, RI

October 16, 2015

Workplace Privacy: The "New Digital Workplace," What's Next and What Should Employers Be Doing to Prepare?

2015 Rocky Mountain Employer, Denver CO

October 7, 2015

Social Media and the Labor Law Practitioner: Navigating the Latest NLRB Decisions on Employee Policies and Discipline

Labor and Employment Relations Association, Rocky Mountain Chapter, Denver, CO

May 12, 2015
Employee Data Protection: FTC’s Reasonable Data Security Guideposts for Employers in 2015

February 13, 2015
The 2014 Rocky Mountain Employer Conference

Denver, CO

October 30, 2014

Social Media and the Workplace: Navigating the Latest NLRB Decisions on Employee Policies and Discipline

Clear Law Institute Webinar

October 9, 2014

Trade Secrets and Cyber-Security

Computer Science Department – Brown University, Providence, RI

November 1, 2013

Killing the Golden Goose: The Dangers of Strengthening Domestic Trade Secret Rights in Response to Cyber Risks

13th Annual Conference - Intellectual Property Scholars, New York, NY

August 8, 2013

Intellectual Property and Torts Panel

Cyber Threats & Cyber Realities Conference - Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI

June 17, 2013

Social Media: The Separation of Work & Play

National Symposium on Technology and Labor and Employment Law, Section of Labor & Employment – American Bar Association, Berkeley, CA

April 23, 2013

Whose Social Network Account

12th Annual Conference - Intellectual Property Scholars, Palo Alto, CA

August 10, 2012

Hot Topics in Intellectual Property Law

National Conference of Law Reviews Inc., Providence, RI

March 30, 2012

Who Owns the Social Media Account?

4th Annual Internet Law Work-in-Progress Symposium - New York Law School, New York, NY

March 24, 2012

What the Digital Millennium Copyright Act Can Learn From Medical Marijuana

Dean Dinwoodey Center for Intellectual Property Studies - The George Washington University Law School, Washington, DC

February 23, 2012

Electronic Communications Privacy Act and Stored Communications Act in the Context of Social Media

Annual Meeting - Rhode Island Bar Association, Providence, RI

June 16, 2011

Education

  • J.D., Boston College Law School, 2007 cum laude
  • B.A., Harvard College, 1999 magna cum laude

Languages

  • Spanish

Bar Admission

Colorado
Massachusetts
New York