Establishing a Holistic Data Privacy/Anti-Spam Policy Across Borders

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 60 minutes
Recorded Date: October 11, 2017
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11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • PIPEDA/GDPR Definitions of Personal information
  • Fair Information Principles
  • Right of Data Subjects
  • Accountability
  • Cross-Border Transfers
  • Breach Notification
  • Enforcement
  • US FTC (Federal Trade Commission)
  • FTC Act Fundamentals
  • FTC "Start With Security" Best Practices
  • Can-Spam ACT
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: October 11, 2017


In today’s global economy businesses have customers and data from around the world. But when your marketing, sales or operations team asks for data pertaining to global customers, this can raise complex cross-border data privacy, transfer and anti-spam issues. Cross-border privacy laws can sometimes pose conflicting obligations for any organization with global reach. In this session we will discuss how organizations can build a holistic program to navigate their way through this global labyrinth.

This program was recorded on October 11th, 2017.

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Jo Ann Davaris

Global Chief Privacy Officer

Jo Ann Davaris is Global Chief Privacy Officer at Mercer responsible for providing proactive leadership and oversight for the implementation and delivery of an effective privacy program. She is leading the development of a privacy compliance framework relating to the collection, storage, use and sharing of personal information. She is a key advisor and stakeholder in privacy risk management of Mercer’s use of client and consumer data and provides privacy expertise to the enterprise on privacy training and communications. She works closely with colleagues in Legal, Compliance, Technology, Operations, and Information Security. She also works with business leaders in order to drive the business' goals and projects, enabling growth and cutting edge development.

Jo joined Mercer in 2016 from American Express, where she was Global Head of Privacy Policy and Privacy Leader for the Institutional & Network businesses. During her tenure at American Express, Jo also held a variety of legal and business development roles.

Prior to American Express, Jo was an attorney for the Administration for Children’s Services in NYC, where she prosecuted parents that abused and neglected their children.

Jo graduated from Fordham University School of Law, and also got her undergraduate degree from Fordham University, where she focused her studies on English Literature and Philosophy.

Wendy Mee

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Wendy practises in the areas of privacy and information, governance, marketing and advertising, and product regulation.

Wendy advises a wide range of clients on privacy information and governance issues, including clients in the life sciences, financial services, education, retail, food and consumer goods sectors. She provides privacy advice in connection with corporate transactions, outsourcing arrangements, trans-border data flows, cloud computing, and online and offline marketing and advertising activities. She also assists clients with the preparation of privacy policies and consents, including in respect of websites and mobile applications. In addition, Wendy helps clients prepare and respond to freedom of information and access to information requests.

Wendy also practises in the areas of food, drug, cosmetic and medical device law and regulation where she advises clients with respect to licensing requirements, product claims, and packaging and labelling. She also has experience in the area of pest control product regulation and data compensation. Wendy provides advice to innovative pest control product manufacturers in respect of the data compensation regime established by the Pest Control Products Regulations and also advises clients in respect of federal and provincial licensing and registration requirements for pest control products.

In the area of marketing and advertising, Wendy advises clients on Canada?s anti-spam law, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission?s Do Not Call rules, misleading advertising, and contests and promotions.

Cora Han

Executive Director and Chief Health Data Officer for the Center for Data-driven Insights and Innovat
UC Health

Cora Han, JD is the Executive Director and Chief Health Data Officer for the Center for Data-driven Insights and Innovation (CDI2) at UC Health. In her role Ms. Han develops and implements strategies for leveraging health data in a responsible and innovative way, and directs UC system wide health data governance initiatives.

Ms. Han joined UC Health from the Federal Trade Commission’s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection where she played a leading role on health privacy matters for the Commission in both the enforcement and policy arenas.

Ms. Han received her Bachelors of Arts from Harvard University and completed her Juris Doctor at the University of Chicago Law School.

Estela Valdez

General Counsel & Secretary
Browz LLC

As vice president and general counsel, Ms. Valdez is responsible for providing direction and leadership on a wide variety of domestic and international legal issues facing the corporation, including in the areas of intellectual property, compliance and information security, labor and employment, and commercial law. Additionally, as corporate secretary, Ms. Valdez provides direction to BROWZ’s CEO and board of directors on a wide range of corporate governance and legal issues.

Prior to joining BROWZ, Estela was vice president, lead information security counsel at American Express. Ms. Valdez has also served as assistant general counsel at Bowne & Co., Inc. and vice president of legal and business affairs at Deutsche Bank.

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