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Privacy, Data Security, and the Inevitable Breach

We are planning to meet on April 23 at 10 am Pacific/1 pm Eastern to discuss information security and data breach response practical wisdom.  Here is a list of topics from our speaker, Stephanie Sparks of Hoge Fenton in San Jose:

"1.  How I got pulled into data breaches in 2008, handling the largest HIPAA breach of that year;

"2. Headlines within the last year that show how varied breaches are;

"3. Statistics and Costs of Data Breaches;

"4. The Patchwork of Laws (both Federal and State), including the newest law passed in Kentucky 2 weeks ago;

"5. A closer look at California law… the first State to pass data breach law;

"6. A look at Massachusetts… the most onerous

"7. FTC and IRS slides are suppressed

"8. What is “PII” and what is a “Data Breach” anyway?

"9. Lifecycle of a Data Breach (chart)

"10. High Tech Causes of Data Breach slides are suppressed

"11. How to Avoid a Data Breach

"12. But it’s gonna happen, so here’s what you have to have in place

"13. Links to resources

Stephanie O. Sparks is a shareholder of Hoge Fenton Jones & Appel, Inc., in San Jose.  She chairs the firm's Intellectual Property,  Privacy and Data Security Groups. She conducts onsite inspections and training for compliance with HIPAA and other federal and California State privacy and data security laws and regulations.  When the inevitable data breach occurs, she and her incident response team manage all aspects from triage and investigation to notification and dispute resolution.  She represents internet service providers in dealing with subpoenas, search warrants, National Security Letters and other government requests for information. 

Stephanie was named a "Northern California Super Lawyer" in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013, as chosen by her peers and through the independent research of Law & Politics and San Francisco Magazine.

Stephanie is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and presents an average of 20 seminars a year on privacy and data security laws and regulations to business clients as well as professional groups, including accounting firms, bar associations of lawyers, and medical professionals.  She has taught classes at Santa Clara University on these topics.  She recently participated on a panel with VISA, Oracle and other industry leaders for San Jose State University's Symposium on Cyber Security.

We welcome your participation live at Cooke Kobrick & Wu LLP, 166 Main Street, Los Altos, CA 94022.  Please indicate on the RSVP if you are coming in person.

For those not attending live, in order to see the slides and receive a dial-in number, click on:

Once you click on the link, input your name and email, and please choose the telephone option, the service will provide you a dial-in number, code, and audio PIN.  The link will be live at 9:30 Pacific/12:30 Eastern, but the program starts at 10 am/1 pm.

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  • Stephen W.

    Here is a link to download Stephanie Sparks' slides:

    Here is the recording of the talk:

    April 23, 2014

  • Pamela V.

    Good practical information, expertly delivered.

    April 23, 2014

  • Suzanne W.

    Attending via teleconference.

    April 22, 2014

  • Jeff F.

    Attending via teleconference

    April 22, 2014

  • Lindsy S.

    Attending via teleconference

    April 22, 2014

  • Keith C.

    Teleconference only

    April 21, 2014

  • Heidi M.

    I am very interested in attending this teleconference but may not be able to make it. Will a recording of it be available at a later date/time?

    April 21, 2014

  • Marc T.

    In San Diego. Is it possible to get a standard dial-in number? I often don't have access to my email and miss last minute notifications.

    April 20, 2014


    Will attend in person

    April 17, 2014

  • Chris

    I'll be there.

    April 17, 2014

  • Rodrigo B.

    I also will join via teleconference.

    April 17, 2014

  • Siliconia

    I will be attending via teleconference

    April 17, 2014

  • Christine W.

    Hi Stephen,

    Will be dialing in.

    Kind regards,

    April 10, 2014


    Hi Stephen,

    Will come in person.



    April 9, 2014

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