In-House Conference focuses on cybersecurity and HR risks

Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020
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Top (from left): MBA President-elect Denise I. Murphy, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura T. Healey (keynote speaker) and In-House Conference Co-chair Robert J. Kerwin, Esq.

Middle: U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman speaks to conference attendees.

Bottom: Conference Co-chair James C. Donnelly Jr. moderates a panel discussion on cybersecurity threats.

The Massachusetts Bar Association presented its 17th Annual In-House Counsel Conference: Managing Cybersecurity and HR Risks on Jan. 30, at Bentley University in Waltham.

The conference focused on preparing in-house attorneys to address the ever-growing cybersecurity threats in today’s world and adapt to the variable and evolving landscape of data privacy law. In particular, panelists discussed effective compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act and the EU General Data Protection Regulation, as well as new Massachusetts laws affecting personnel.  

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura T. Healey delivered the conference keynote address, headlining a slate of speakers that also included U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman and Timothy D. Smith, chief privacy officer for enterprise and compliance with the Unum Group.

This year’s conference was again co-sponsored by the New England Corporate Counsel Association Inc.