Mastering Ethical Issues in the Cybersecurity Space
Partner Joshua Mooney will moderate the panel "Mastering Ethical Issues in the Cybersecurity Space" at the ABA TIPS Cybersecurity conference.
With technology developing at a rapid speed, it is necessary for legal practitioners to understand both the risks and benefits. The ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct impose obligations on legal practitioners to be technologically competent. In the last few years, data breaches have raised concerns and have become a real threat to corporations and law firms of all sizes. As such, it is even more important for legal practitioners to take reasonable steps to address and respond to this growing problem to ensure compliance with their ethical obligations under the ABA Model Rules for Professional Conduct. Four takeaways that audience members can expect to come away with from the session are:
- A survey of the numerous legal requirements and types of client requirements placed upon law firms in connection with data privacy and security
- A "real world" understanding of lawyers' and law firms' obligations under the Professional Rules of Responsibility to mitigate against the risks of a successful cyberattack (i.e., duties of competence and confidentiality)
- A "real world" understanding of lawyers' and law firms' obligations under the Professional Rules of Responsibility on what to do in response to a cyberattack (i.e., duty of notification)
- Best practices and data security programs law firms may adopt to comply with legal and ethical obligations
- Joshua A. Mooney, Chair of White and Williams' Cyber Law Group, Vice Chair of the ABA Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Committee (Moderator)
- Paula J. Frederick, General Counsel for the Georgia Bar
- Danielle Gauer, MGM Law Firm
- Cheryl Lawrence, Law firm operations and management consultant
- Dana Post, Senior Legal Editor, Privacy & Data Security, Thomson Reuters
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