Privacy Law Update: What You're Not Already Thinking About


With new technology being developed on an almost daily basis allowing for personal information to be more readily accessible and attainable, there are a myriad of not only privacy law issues but security concerns as well that one needs to be aware of when advising clients in this area.  The presenter of this course provides a wealth of information on this area, discussing such topics as what is big data; the Fair Credit Reporting Act and how you can accidentally fall under it's enforcement; the importance of policies regarding retention of personal information; and biometrics and its use in today's technology.

*Mobile Device Compatible


I. Time to Think About Privacy Laws
    A. What Is Big Data?
    B. Fair Credit Reporting Act
    C. Personally Identifiable Information - A Moving Target
    D. Is It Really Deleted?
    E. Biometrics
        1. It Can Be a Challenge
        2. Additional Issues
    F. Retention of Personal Information: Allowing Customer to

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With influence and presence on both U.S. coasts and abroad, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP enjoys an expansive international platform. The firm has 14 offices in global centers for capital markets, energy and technology and provides its clients with the strength of this reach and a commitment to cross-border service and responsiveness. Pillsbury is a leader in its core areas of focus: capital markets and finance, energy, global sourcing, litigation, real estate, technology, life sciences, and communications.

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Mercedes Tunstall

Mercedes Tunstall is a partner in Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman’s Public Policy practice and is located in the Washington, D.C. office. Ms. Tunstall counsels clients on compliance with consumer financial services laws, including unfair, deceptive, and abusive acts or practices, as well as the investigations, rulemakings, and proceedings of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission. Her practice covers a range of consumer products, including deposits, credit cards, reverse mortgages, prepaid cards and electronic fund transfers.

Ms. Tunstall has substantial experience working with clients to develop new financial products and services, including mobile wallets, virtual currencies, and prepaid cards. These engagements typically include negotiating agreements with technology vendors, reviewing technical designs, privacy and data security concerns.

She also works with clients from a spectrum of industries on mobile and other e-commerce initiatives, privacy and cybersecurity issues, and the use of social networking sites for marketing, customer service, and crowdsourcing purposes. She has testified on virtual currencies before two subcommittees of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs.

Prior to joining Pillsbury, Ms. Tunstall was a partner and practice leader of Ballard Spahr’s Privacy and Data Security Group. Before joining Ballard Spahr, Ms. Tunstall was lead counsel for Global Marketing and Deposits at Ally Financial. She also worked in-house for Bank of America, where she managed all legal aspects of e-commerce, and at HSBC, where she managed consumer financial services litigation.

Ms. Tunstall was a Staff Attorney at the Federal Trade Commission, where she investigated and litigated the Commission’s first Internet hijacking case, among other Internet fraud matters.

Ms. Tunstall received her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1998, and her B.M., magna cum laude, from DePauw University in 1995.


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Standard Rate: $50.00
Subscribers: FREE
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Metro State Univ: $50.00


Course Code : 775553

Release Date : 01/28/2016

Length : 31min
Recorded Date : 9/17/2015

Format Type : eLearning
Mobile Compatible

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