This year Internet Bar Organization is co-organizing the international ODR2014 Conference, which will take place from June 25-27 at UC Hastings and Stanford Law. I am excited about the agenda we have put together, which includes many of my closest colleagues. Here is a preview I wrote about a data security presentation by one of my board members Demetrios Eleftheriou, along with the brilliant Anjli Garg:

At the Stanford Law program at ODR2014 (June 26-27), two of the world’s leading thinkers on protecting private information, Anjli Garg and Demetrios Eleftheriou, will explore the disputes that can arise when companies handle personal data (PD) and how to avoid them. In their recent article on the subject for Corporate Counsel, entitled “The Rethinking of Data Security: Are You Ready?,” they ask us to “(t)hink of PD as an organism that evolves during its corporate lifecycle (i.e., from the point of collection to the point of deletion/disposal)…As data evolves during the corporate life-cycle, new or different data protection requirements could be triggered.” Since many different laws could apply to that data, Garg and Eleftheriou insist that companies must ensure that they understand their obligations with respect to the PD that they collect, and, when a breach occurs, take appropriate action.

As breaches from hackers are occurring routinely from attacks initiated all over the globe, victims are looking for new means of redress. At ODR2014 you will learn how to investigate, analyze and advise your clients on addressing PD both before breaches occur, and, in the unfortunate event of one happening.

Additionally, as this is a conference on online dispute resolution, our panelists will look at the potential of a new field of dispute resolution developing online to support the resolution of these disputes.

This session alone is worth the price of admission.