Ethics of data privacy for lawyers

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Live webcast
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Free to all Legal Aid of North Carolina volunteers!

Program Overview:
The Ethics of Data Privacy for Lawyers Webinar will address how North Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct apply to the use of technology by attorneys. We will also discuss some challenging hypothetical scenarios likely to be encountered by attorneys when using computers or mobile devices for work, and what to do to prepare for or recover from such events.  Covered scenarios include: losing your mobile device in a public place, the use of your mobile device by children or family members, using unsecured/unencrypted email accounts for work, and the use of document preparation software with change tracking capabilities.  We have also reserved time for questions at the end of the presentation. 

Please note: We have been informed by the Bar that partial credit is not allowed for this CLE. You will have to attend the entire CLE to get credit.

Matt Cordell is the General Counsel for Privacy and Technology at VF Corporation, Matt manages a team of lawyers focused on privacy law, data security law, and global technology contracting.  He is the founder and chair of the North Carolina State Bar’s Privacy and Data Security Specialization Committee. In addition to being certified as a specialist in Privacy and Data Security Law by the NC State Bar, he was a member of the inaugural class of Privacy Law Specialist certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and the American Bar Association in 2018.  He holds both the Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) designations from the IAPP.  Before joining VF in 2017, Matt was a shareholder and leader of the privacy and information security practice group at Ward and Smith, P.A.  He is a frequent speaker and writer on privacy, cyber security, and technology law.  He earned an MBA from Campbell University and a law degree from the University Of North Carolina School Of Law.  You can keep up with him at or on social media, where he frequently comments on cutting-edge issues at the intersection of law and technology.


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