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It’s a brave new world: Avoiding legal privacy and security snafus with big data and the IoT

Alysa Z. Hutnik (Kelley Drye & Warren LLP), Kristi Wolff (Kelley Drye & Warren LLP)
5:10pm–5:50pm Wednesday, 03/30/2016
Law, Ethics, Governance

Location: 211 A-C
Tags: iot
Average rating: ****.
(4.17, 6 ratings)

As the number of smart devices and types of big data services (as well as the supporting mobile ecosystem) grow, the relevant legal risk and compliance questions continue to increase and evolve as well. Continuing education on these issues for consumers, developers, and industry players is key to determining a path forward that protects consumers without stifling innovation and convenience. For businesses in this space, this also means heeding legal warnings and incorporating appropriate privacy and security from the outset or else risk investigations and lawsuits by federal and state regulators, business partners, and customers. Alysa Hutnik and Kristi Wolff provide practical privacy, data security, and consumer protection dos and don’ts to help avoid becoming a legal target.

Topics include:

  • Relevant legal case studies regarding the Internet of Things, big data, and mobile/online platforms
  • An overview of legal obligations in this space
  • Practical strategies and best practices to avoid becoming a legal target
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Alysa Z. Hutnik

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Alysa Z. Hutnik is a partner at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP in Washington, DC, where she delivers comprehensive expertise in all areas of privacy, data security, and advertising law. Alysa’s experience ranges from counseling to defending clients in FTC and state attorneys general investigations, consumer class actions, and commercial disputes. Much of her practice is focused on the digital and mobile space in particular, including the cloud, mobile payments, calling and texting practices, and big data-related services. Ranked as a leading practitioner in the privacy and data security area by Chambers USA, Chambers Global, and Law360, Alysa has received accolades for the dedicated and responsive service she provides to clients. The US Legal 500 notes that she provides “excellent, fast, efficient advice” regarding data privacy matters. In 2013, she was one of just three attorneys under 40 practicing in the area of privacy and consumer protection law to be recognized as a rising star by Law360.

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Kristi Wolff

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Kristi Wolff is special counsel in Kelley Drye’s Washington, DC, office. Kristi’s practice focuses on food, dietary supplements, medical devices, and emerging health/wearable technology and privacy issues. Kristi has extensive experience advising clients whose products are within the overlapping jurisdictions of the Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission. She handles matters across the full product life-cycle, including concept analysis, claim substantiation, label review, quality and recall scenarios, and contested matters involving the FTC, FDA, National Advertising Division, state attorneys general, and class-action litigation. In addition, she regularly counsels clients regarding network marketing compliance and calling/texting practices and works with several lifestyle brands in the apparel, jewelry, and fur industries.

Prior to joining Kelley Drye, Kristi was associate general counsel at Nestlé HealthCare Nutrition, Inc., a subsidiary of Nestlé SA, the world’s largest health, nutrition, and wellness company. She also served as senior counsel at Assurant Health, where she performed risk-management functions, including litigation and regulatory tasks. During law school, Kristi worked at the Wisconsin Department of Justice and the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Having served as in-house counsel in the healthcare and food products industries, Kristi is particularly attuned to balancing business objectives with legal considerations. Her skill in the consumer protection area was recently recognized as she was named a 2015 Washington, DC, Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine.