Where the Law Thinks Your Data Lives – Steve Black – BSW #166
What data compliance regulations apply to a Las Vegas hospital with California patients? One major compliance fine can lead to a big financial hit and a complete loss of customer trust, so understanding ‘where your data lives’ and how the law shifts based on the location of data collection, storage and transfer is paramount. With no overarching federal data law, each state can (and does) require different duties from organizations that collect and keep data. A big challenge for compliance teams is figuring out which state (or states) claim your data. Unfortunately, the legal world of intangible data property is complicated and sometimes even contradictory. I will also preview my InfoSec World 2020 session - Cyberlaw Year in Review.
Steve Black is a visiting professor of cyberlaw at the University of Houston. He has taught at seven law schools, two business schools, and the Natl Univ of Singapore. He focuses on cyberlaw, privacy, and financial forensics, and is a popular speaker on topics dealing with the intersection of cybersecurity, technology, privacy, money, and the law. Professor Black has been cited in Forbes, and his articles have been published in leading national law journals. He has an LL.M from the University of Washington, a J.D. from the J. Reuben Clark Law School and a B.S. in Mathematics from Brigham Young University.