Trade Secrets Briefing Series: Rethinking Corporate Data Security in 2011

07 Apr 2011 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Crowne Plaza Cabana
4290 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306
For more information contact:
Palo Alto Events
(650) 813-5746

The recent publication of military, diplomatic, and corporate secrets on the Internet appears to have come from insiders who used inexpensive yet powerful personally-owned technology to copy and remove electronic data, and then post the data anonymously on the Internet.

These public disclosures are a wake-up call to businesses that rely on the confidentiality of valuable information such as trade secrets, financial or strategic information, personally identifiable information, or other types of secrets. This program will discuss steps companies should consider taking to minimize the risks of insiders copying confidential data and disclosing such data to outsiders.

Topics Will Include:

  • Developing a comprehensive corporate strategy for data security;
  • Balancing the need for security against the need for sharing information internally;
  • Implementing technology to prevent copying, emailing, or printing of valuable secrets;
  • Implementing policies regarding personally-owned technology to prevent copying, emailing, or printing secrets;
  • Training employees about the need for data security; and
  • Developing litigation strategies if secrets are disclosed.


  • Bryan Wilson
    Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP


  • George Hall
    Founding Member, California Governor's Special Commission on High Tech Crime
  • Christine Lyon
    Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP, co-editor of Global Employee Privacy and Data Security Law (BNA Books), and member of the editorial board of the World Data Protection Report
  • Daniel Westman
    Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP, and senior editor of the treatise Trade Secrets by James Pooley (Law Journal Press)

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