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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

Vice President, Global Privacy
Booking Holdings

Jo Davaris joined Booking Holdings, a world leader in online travel and related services, as its first head of Global Privacy in late 2019. She is responsible for building and aligning a consistent privacy program across their brands (, Kayak, Priceline, OpenTable, agoda and

Prior to joining Booking Holdings, Jo was the first Global Chief Privacy Officer for Mercer, a world leading consulting firm, where she was responsible for developing and overseeing a global privacy program for that provided appropriate controls and risk mitigation around the use of data across the diverse lines of business, while enabling growth, innovation and opportunity.

Prior to joining Mercer, Jo was the Global Head of Privacy Policy and Program Development and Privacy Leader for the Institutional & Network businesses at American Express. During her 15 year tenure there, she held a variety of roles spanning a spectrum of pure legal (negotiating contracts with merchants and vendors) and compliance (policy creation and engagement with external sales organizations and banks) to business development (managing oil business relationships and EMV Chip marketing, communications and technical specification membership teams). Her career path eventually led her to focus on developing policies that enabled innovation around data analytics products while maintaining customer trust which developed into a specialization in global data protection, privacy policies and privacy program management.

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 is currently serving on the Advisory Board of the Women, Influence and Power in Law ALM Event. She is also on the Advisory Board of Classifi, an integrated eDiscovery, Information Governance & Infonomics company. She recently served on the Board of Directors of Rising Ground, a NYC social services non-profit organization. She is also a frequent speaker at conferences and panels around Data Protection, Privacy Program Management, Information Governance, Regulatory Change Management and Women’s Leadership Development.

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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.

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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.

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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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