MEDIA ADVISORY: Spirion Hosts Webinar with State Representative Walt Brooks on Utah's New Safe Harbor Data Privacy Legislation

ST. PETERSBURG, FL, May 05, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — Spirion’s General Counsel Scott Giordano will host an exclusive webinar with Utah Representative Walt Brooks, whose Cybersecurity Affirmative Defense Act (CADA) was signed into law by Governor Spencer Cox on March 11.

What: Utah is the nation’s second state (behind Ohio) to establish an affirmative defense to claims arising from a data breach. Representative Brooks will present the administrative, technical and physical requirements for Utah’s safe harbor protection under CADA. The webinar will explore the motivation behind CADA, what informed the elements of the legislation, and advice for future affirmative defense statutes.

When: May 20, 2021 at 1:00 PM ET.

Where: Register to attend the online webinar.

Why: Utah’s Cybersecurity Affirmative Defense Act offers liability protections as long as businesses follow reasonable cybersecurity controls and best practices when managing personal data. Industry pundits suggest CADA may incentivize businesses to develop and implement a written cybersecurity plan to reduce their legal liability exposure should a data breach occur.

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