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Legal Hackers LA - Stuff Startups Need to Know about Privacy & Security (so users don't hate you)

  • General Assembly 1520 2nd St Santa Monica, CA 90401 (map)

By now you're probably heard about multiple large hacking events at Target, Neiman Marcus, Sony, and Anthem. Privacy and data security are becoming ever increasing problems for all companies--not just for Fortune 500 companies--but even for startups! 

Why should high tech founders consider information security, privacy, and compliance when launching their business? The most concise answer is because it matters to the customers of the business as well as its investors, employees, and trading partners. We've already seen Facebook and Uber singled out for their privacy practices.

Come join this session to learn how to tackle privacy issues as a startup and learn how founders, developers, and product managers can prevent legal and reputational risks. Build your company with an eye towards privacy, otherwise you may end up with user and press backlash, lawsuits, regulatory problems, and a tarnished brand.

Moderator: Stuart Pardau, Law Offices of Stuart L. Pardau & Associates


Tanya Forsheit, Partner, Baker Hostetler

Monica Minkle, Poms & Associates

Leslie Lambert, Chief Security and Strategy Officer for Gurucul, formerly CISO of Juniper Networks and Sun Microsystems

After the event, we'll be walking to a local bar to grab drinks and network.