Privacy By Design: A Proactive Approach for Privacy Programs

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 64 minutes
Recorded Date: October 11, 2017
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  • The New Normal
  • Risk management
  • Recent developments in Caselaw
  • Mitigation strategies
  • Cyber security planning
  • Operational strategies
  • Adopt & updating an Incident Response Plan
  • Privacy program essentials
  • Business case for privacy
  • Key compartments of an effective privacy program
  • Five key considerations
Runtime: 1 hour and 2 minutes
Recorded: October 11, 2017


This panel will discuss proactive measures for integrating privacy into all aspects of your company’s and client’s business before the regulators come knocking.

This program was recorded on October 11th, 2017.

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Devika Kornbacher

Vinson & Elkins LLP

Devika leverages her background and experience to assist clients in obtaining, protecting, licensing, and enforcing intellectual property rights, with a particular emphasis on technology law in the context of mergers, acquisitions, investments, project development and day-to-day business transactions. She counsels clients in fields such as energy, sports, aviation, software and hardware on digital media, open source software, cybersecurity, and other technology matters. She also has experience with a wide-array of transactions, including commercialization agreements, license agreements, reseller arrangements, collaboration agreements, joint ventures, software development agreements, and patent clearances. Devika has also been designated a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and serves as the Chair of the Firm’s Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Task Force.

Maryann Besharat

Vice President
Intact Financial Corporation

Maryann is Director, Legal & Compliance at Intact Financial Corporation. She is responsible for providing legal services and solutions-oriented advice relating to a broad range of legal issues including: insurance, corporate governance, compliance, privacy, ombudsman, risk management, contracts, procurement, IT/IP, and employment matters. Maryann, provides pragmatic advice regarding strategic initiatives and she oversees interactions with several regulatory bodies. In addition, she is responsible for managing all aspects of Intact’s privacy and whisteblower programs. Maryann has developed and delivered several successful national ethics training campaigns for Intact.

Previous to her role at Intact, Maryann was in private practice at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, where she practised Corporate Commercial Law and focused on Mergers and Acquisitions, Marketing and Advertising Law, Consumer Protection and Privacy Law.

Maryann serves on several committees and is the co-chair of the Intact United Way Leadership Campaign. She is also the chairperson of the Womentum program at Intact and is the chairperson of the Insurance Bureau of Canada’s Privacy Working Group.

Maryann obtained her B.A. from York University in 2001 and her LL.B from the University of Windsor in 2005. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 2006.

Rebecca Davis

Director of Privacy

Rebecca H. Davis is Director of Privacy at Walmart, where she supports company innovations involving shopper analytics and customer insights, financial services, health and wellness solutions, human resources, and information technology. Previous roles at Walmart have included providing counsel regarding incident response, data security, vendor management, cloud solutions, mobile technologies, international data transfers, social media, advertising, reputation management; and managing data security and information privacy risks, information governance, and information assurance. Prior to Walmart, Rebecca practiced corporate and securities law at DLA Piper in Phoenix, Arizona.

Before practicing law, Rebecca was a user-interface software designer in Austin, Texas at various startup companies encompassing enterprise software, B2B, B2C, and healthcare solutions. She is a certified information privacy professional (CIPP) and an adjunct professor of privacy law at the University of Arkansas School of Law.

Rebecca is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Law. She holds an M.F.A. in Poetry from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a B.A. in English Literature from Vassar College.

Anne Bradley

Chief Privacy Counsel (CPO)

Anne Bradley is Privacy Counsel for Nike. She was previously IP and Technology counsel for Hulu, and prior to that in private practice as an intellectual property attorney in Los Angeles.

Anne spent six years on the Board of Trustees of First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles holding several positions including President of the Board. In that role, she helped grow many church social justice programs consistent with the great activist tradition of the church.

She holds a BA in Computer Science and Visual Art from Bowdoin College and a JD from University of California Hastings College of Law.

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