Sam Sneed on Privacy and Security Compliance at TechNet Asia Pacific

What’s the difference between privacy and security, and what are their respective legal concerns? What are the obligations to protect data for businesses, employers, defense contractors, and for particular industries, such as healthcare? ES&A attorney Sam Sneed discussed these issues at TechNet Asia Pacific, hosted by AFCEA Hawaii on November 15, 2016, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Sneed provided a “Privacy and Security Compliance Overview” of issues within the U.S. and with key international trade partners, including the Wassenaar Arrangement, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the data protection rules of the European Union (EU), and the EU-US Privacy Shield (formerly Safe Harbor). Sneed also looked at the impact of mobile computing on existing law, and how and when to use legal resources to stay compliant and ahead of the game. “Risk tolerance, risk assessment, risk mitigation—your lawyer can help you with all of this,” said Sneed. The role of attorney-client privilege in dealing with crisis management and response, including coordination with second responders (including company executives, public relations professionals, service providers, etc.) is invaluable.