University of San Francisco's Annual Law Review Symposium to Focus on the Epidemic of Data Insecurity

The January 26 event will explore the growing risk of data breach, including legal recourse and the ethics of handling sensitive information

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (Jan. 18, 2018) — The University of San Francisco (USF) Law Review will present its annual symposium titled ‘The Epidemic of Data Insecurity’ on Friday, January 26th from 9:00AM - 4:30PM at Fromm Hall on the USF campus. The symposium is co-sponsored with the California Bar Association’s Internet & Privacy Law Committee and Hanson Bridgett, LLP.

The event will focus on legal and non-legal facets of data breach and will feature panels on preventative measures against attacks, legal recourse for breach victims, the value of data security, and mitigating liability. Speakers and moderators will include experts from USF, Deputy City Attorney Kristine A. Poplawski, the FBI’s San Francisco office, AppDynamics, 23andMe, Kiva Consulting, and Hanson Bridgett LLP, among others.

"No one can ignore the growing risk of data breach, as ever increasing amounts of our personal data are stored on networked computers,” said USF School of Law Professor and Associate Dean Susan Freiwald, who focuses her scholarly work on privacy law. “With data breaches becoming more frequent, larger in scale, and evolving in complexity, businesses and their lawyers must remain informed about the laws and practices that protect electronic information.”

Registration for the symposium and networking reception is required.

Journalists interested in covering the event should contact Kellie Samson at (415) 422-2697 or


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