Peter Guffin Panel Leader: Practising Law Institute Fundamentals of Privacy Law 2023

It used to be that only “death and taxes” were inevitable, but for attorneys, they now need to add “privacy” to that list.

In this Practising Law Institute (PLI) program, Pierce Atwood privacy and data security attorney Peter Guffin will lead a panel discussion providing general practitioners, litigators, corporate counsel, and transactional attorneys a solid grounding in how privacy rules intersect with other practice areas. The panel will also introduce the basics of security obligations for personal information and regulatory enforcement. At the conclusion of the program participants will be able to:

  • Recall the basics of information security for personal information
  • Identify the legal fundamentals for privacy protections
  • Recognize the difference between “privacy” and “security”
  • See the connection of privacy law with key practice areas, including health care and financial services
  • Understand a general primer on international privacy laws, particularly the EU GDPR

This introductory program is intended for general and solo practitioners, transactional attorneys, general and corporate counsels, in-house lawyers and legal professionals supporting any client with information risk issues. Program participants will earn IAPP Privacy CPE credit.

Please visit PLI for more information and registration instructions.

Pierce Atwood attorney Peter J. Guffin is co-chair of the firm’s Privacy and Data Security Practice Group, Professor of Practice at the University of Maine School of Law, and a frequent author and speaker on the subjects of privacy law, cybersecurity, governance, and compliance.