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Massachusetts Data Protection Laws: The Essentials [Roundtable Discussion]

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Find out what lawyers need to know about the Massachusetts Data Protection Laws from our expert panel.

 

Are you entrusted with personal information that needs to be protected under Massachusetts law? Curious about what qualifies as “personal information”? Do you want to learn about when and how to file a data breach notification? Join our roundtable discussion to uncover the answers to these questions and your responsibilities under the Massachusetts data protection laws.

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ABOUT THE PANEL

 

Luz Carrion, Esq. (Moderator), Senior Law Practice Advisor, LCLMA

Luz joined LCL in May 2023 as a Senior Law Practice Advisor, a role that requires her to meet regularly with clients, develop programs, write articles, make presentations to the legal community, as well as act as a mentor.

Before joining LCL, Luz served as an Investigator and Assistant Bar Counsel at the Office of Bar Counsel (OBC) of the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers (BBO). In the latter role, she screened and resolved complaints that came to the OBC’s Attorney and Consumer Assistance Program (ACAP) alleging attorney misconduct. Luz also previously served as Complaint Counsel at the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine, where she investigated and litigated complaints involving physicians and acupuncturists. In these roles, she developed expertise and insight into ethical, regulatory, and practice issues affecting these professionals. She also recognized the impact of mental health or behavioral issues on their practices.

Luz’s government and administrative law experience also includes serving as a Hearings Officer at the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles. In that role, she held administrative hearings involving primarily drivers’ license suspensions. As with prior roles, Luz had to consider and address mental health or behavioral concerns that were relevant to drivers’ license suspensions.

Luz clerked for the Massachusetts Juvenile Court after earning her Juris Doctor from New England Law Boston in 2004.

Luz loves spending time with her family in Massachusetts and in her homeland—Puerto Rico.

 

Jared Rinehimer, Chief of the Data Privacy and Security Division, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office

Jared is the Chief of the Data Privacy and Security Division in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office and was a founding member of the Division upon its creation in 2020. He has been responsible for numerous data security investigations and related litigation on behalf of the Attorney General’s Office, including the review of thousands of breach notifications received annually by the Office. He also conducts investigations and litigation relating to business data privacy practices. Jared previously was an Assistant Attorney General in the Consumer Protection Division, where in addition to data security work, he pursued investigations into student loan servicing, online advertising, and online lending practices. Jared received a B.S. in Physics from Carnegie Mellon University, an M.S. in Physics from the University of Washington (Seattle), and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

 

Clinton Dick, General Counsel, Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation

Clinton has worked for the Commonwealth for over 16 years in such capacities as an administrative prosecutor, an executive director, and two stints as a general counsel. In his current capacity, he helps to ensure that legal requirements for data breach notifications are met by companies and individuals.

 

Brooke Schofield, Legal Intern, Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation

Brooke is a 2L at Boston College Law School. She has interned at several law firms as well as the Office of the Mayor of Lawrence, MA. She currently is interning at OCABR as part of her legal education. Among other tasks, she has worked with the hearing officer on dismissed complaints, conducted research on equitable tolling, helps to maintain information regarding current complaints, and was instrumental in creating the presentation materials for this roundtable discussion.

 

 

 

CATEGORIES: Ethics | Technology
TAGS: cybersecurity / data security / protection

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