Law firm producing Data Solutions Symposium


Jay Yelton III. Courtesy Warner Norcross + Judd

A local law firm is hosting a half-day symposium on data and the law.

Warner Norcross + Judd will host its Data Solutions Symposium on April 17 at the JW Marriott Grand Rapids, at 235 Louis St. NW.

The free symposium will focus on updates and best practices for e-discovery, cybersecurity and privacy.

“The number of privacy and information security laws continue to increase domestically and abroad,” said Jay Yelton III, a Warner partner and co-chair of its data solutions practice. “While the most restrictive laws have been at the international level, U.S. states — led by the state of California — are starting to pass laws with similar requirements, and U.S. businesses need to keep up with these changes.”

The program will begin at 1 p.m. with a general session: Complying with the California Consumer Privacy Act, which is set to go into effect next year. The act's aim is to provide comprehensive consumer rights, similar to the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, according to the firm.

The session will feature a panel that will be moderated by Warner attorney Nate Steed and include fellow Warner attorneys Norbert Kugele, Kelly Hollingsworth and Alex Chitwood. They will examine case studies to identify how the rules apply to organizations that collect data about California residents.  

After the general session ends, attendees can participate in a pair of breakout sessions.

Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m., and the program will end at 4:30 p.m.

There will be a cocktail reception beginning at 4:30 p.m.

People can register for the symposium online.

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