California’s Privacy Law Changes and Its Impact on Brands
Recorded On: 11/13/2018
As brand owners anticipate the January 2020 implementation of California’s Consumer Privacy Act, recent provisions and amendments add complexity and opportunity to the new compliance landscape for brands’ response to data privacy obligations and data breaches. Close examination of the law reveals a number of differences with other global privacy legislation, and though many provisions have changed, others could still be improved or altered.
Hear from experienced trademark and privacy practitioners as they detail the pros and cons of the new law and explore potential amendments.
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Dave Cohen (Moderator)
International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) (USA)
In his role as Knowledge Manager at the IAPP, Dave Cohen oversees content contributions from the many privacy professionals actively engaged with the International Association of Privacy Professionals. These collected works of expertise are shared with IAPP members and the general public through web conferences and live events throughout the year. Dave is responsible for the in-house webinar production process from conception to delivery, and assists in other company wide privacy education training efforts. Prior to joining the IAPP, he was involved in a number of social service and philanthropy focused organizations in the Seacoast area of New Hampshire.
Ian Ballon is a litigator who is the Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig LLP’s Global Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group. He is also the author of the 5-volume legal treatise, E-Commerce and Internet Law 2d edition (Thomson/Reuters/West,) and Executive Director of Stanford University Law School's Center for e-Commerce. He represents companies in the defense of data privacy, cybersecurity breach and TCPA class action suits, in addition to other technology, Internet and mobile-related litigation. He has been recognized as one of the Top 75 intellectual property litigators in California by the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal in every year that the list has been published, from 2009 through 2018. In 2018 he was named one of the Top 20 Cyber/Artificial Intelligence Lawyers by the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal. Mr. Ballon was also listed in Variety's "Legal Impact Report: 50 Game-Changing Attorneys" (2012) and was recognized as one of the top 100 lawyers in L.A. by the Los Angeles Business Journal. In 2017 he was named a “Groundbreaker” by The Recorder in its 2017 Litigation Departments of the Year awards for winning a series of TCPA cases and was selected as an Intellectual Property Trailblazer by the National Law Journal. He was also chosen as a Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in 2013, 2016 and 2018. He may be contacted at
Monique (Nikki) Bhargava
Loeb & Loeb (USA); Member of INTA’s Data Protection Best Practices Committee
Monique Bhargava is a partner in the Advanced Media & Technology Group at Loeb & Loeb. Monique counsels brands, advertising agencies, and media and technology companies in all aspects of advertising, marketing, data privacy, new media and intellectual property law. Armed with practical and business-minded solutions, she helps clients across a broad spectrum of industries to achieve their goals while navigating legal risks. Data privacy and security is another area of concentration for Ms. Bhargava, particularly where these issues intersect with advertising and marketing practices, such as online, mobile and cross-device data collection and use, targeted advertising, and use of data for marketing analytics. She helps clients comply with domestic and international privacy laws, including assessing data security, privacy and use practices, and developing privacy/security policies, and advising on implementation and strategy. Ms. Bhargava also assists client navigate legal issues surrounding new technology and media, such as e-commerce, mobile marketing, social media and user-generated content. She earned her undergraduate degree in Molecular and Cell Biology (neurobiology emphasis) from UC Berkeley and a J.D. from the University of Illinois – College of Law.
Christine (Chris) Lyon
Morrison Foerster (USA)
Christine Lyon is a Palo Alto-based partner in Morrison & Foerster’s Privacy + Data Security Group. Chris’s practice focuses on the most cutting-edge, technology-centric issues related to companies’ collection, use, sharing, and safeguarding of data, including personal information of customers and employees. Her practice spans a variety of industry sectors, from information technology services to consumer products, and covers clients ranging from start-ups to large multinationals. She advises technology companies on building privacy protections into their offerings, including connected products and services (Internet of Things), cloud-based services, and AI and big data initiatives. She also assists clients in evaluating and managing privacy risks, including in strategic transactions such as IT outsourcing, and mergers and acquisitions.