Seven Things Every Arbitrator and Advocate Needs to Know About Privacy and Data Security Law


January 16, 2024    
11:30 am - 1:00 pm


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Seven Things Every Arbitrator and Advocate Needs to Know About Privacy and Data Security Law

This course will provide a discussion on cybersecurity and privacy in the workplace, an overview of current law on this matter, and an understanding of the laws’ ramifications in the workplace.  This discussion will cover matters such as the California Privacy Rights Act (CRPA) of 2020, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) of 2023, the General Data Protecting Regulation (GDPR) of 2016, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996, and the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA) of 2021.  The presenter will discuss analyzing such matters and resolving management and employee concerns.

From the CRPA of 2020 to the FCRA of 2023 to the GDPR of 2016 to the HIPAA of 1996 to the VCDPA of 2021 and more, privacy and data security law has become a confounding and complex alphabet soup that arbitrators, mediators, management advocates, and union advocates cannot ignore.  Consumers, employees, job applicants, and website users are increasingly aware of and ready to assert their rights under these laws.  Even when not resolving privacy and data security claims directly, arbitrators, mediators, and advocates must understand these laws to address parties’ disputes over access to information.  Moreover, the onslaught of new privacy laws will continue as 13 states have enacted comprehensive data protection laws since 2020, and many more are coming.  The presenter will demystify this complex area of the law by explaining not just the law but also the practical ramifications of seven things about this area of the law that every arbitrator, mediator, and advocate needs to know to resolve related workplace grievances best.

Our Speaker

Philip Gordon co-chairs the Privacy and Data Security Practice Group of Littler Mendelson, the nation’s largest law firm representing only management in employment law matters. He counsels employers on the full range of workplace privacy and data protection issues, including background checks; monitoring employees’ electronic communications; regulating employees’ social media; developing “bring-your-own-device” programs; compliance with the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other global data protection laws; HIPAA compliance; and security incident preparedness and response.

Mr. Gordon speaks regularly and has published extensively on privacy and data protection issues. He has given presentations to the American Corporate Counsel Association, the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the Professional Background Screening Association, and the Society of Human Resources Management. His articles have been published in a wide range of professional journals, including the Privacy Advisor, the Privacy and Security Law Report, World Data Protection Report, and Corporate Counsel. He is a co-author of the book “HIPAA Privacy For Employers.” Mr. Gordon has taught privacy law as an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado School of Law. He has served on the Advisory Board of Georgetown University Law Center’s Cybersecurity Law Institute, the Advisory Board of BNA’s Privacy and Security Law Report, and on the IAPP’s Editorial Advisory Board and Educational Advisory Board.

Mr. Gordon is currently serving a three-year term on Littler Mendelson’s Board of Directors. He has been named Best Lawyers in America since 2014 and a Colorado Super Lawyer since 2006. He received the Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing in 2013 for his article on social media password protection laws and in 2016 for his article on wearable technology in the workplace.

Mr. Gordon received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and his law degree from the New York University School of Law. He served as a law clerk on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.


Christina E. Haselberger, COLERA President


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