We’re nearly six months into the global COVID-19 pandemic, and as the gaming industry continues to slowly rebuild after unprecedented shutdowns, many operational and organizational shifts have occurred to enable remote work, more cashless payment options and enhanced social distancing and personal safety measures.

As the pandemic stretches on, and business continues in the “new normal”, reassessing existing and emerging data privacy and cyber security risks and challenges is more important than ever.

This panel of data privacy and cyber security experts will first explore CCPA, GDPR and the gaming industry, analyzing first the related general compliance obligations of each set of requirements. Next, they’ll evaluate existing and new risks posed by international and third-party data transfers, especially where they intersect with a growing number of payment options and providers. Finally, they’ll discuss current and emerging cyber and data protection best practices that companies should stay on top of to ensure they are adequately protecting their company’s interests.

Moderated by Jason Sarfati, Director – Privacy & Data Ethics for Treliant, the panelists include:

  • Greg Brower, Shareholder, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
  • David Hale, Deputy General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer, TD Ameritrade
  • Scott Lashway, Partner – Privacy & Data Security, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips
  • Alexandru Petrescu, Senior Vice President – BIG Cyber, BMM Testlabs

Jason Sarfati, Director of Privacy and Data Ethics with Treliant, is an experienced attorney and consultant who specializes in addressing the privacy, data protection, and cybersecurity challenges faced by large multinational organizations. He advises companies on how to comply with international, federal, and state privacy laws that govern the collection, use, and disclosure of private or otherwise sensitive information. These include the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Greg Brower is a Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck Shareholder focusing on litigation, government investigations and regulatory and cybersecurity matters. With more than 25 years of experience both as a first-chair litigator and in public service, his practice focuses on civil and criminal litigation, as well as regulatory and enforcement actions, corporate investigations, gaming law matters, False Claims Act (FCA) issues and federal and state government relations. He also has significant experience with providing strategic and legal counsel to state and federal political campaigns. Just prior to joining the firm in 2018, Greg served as the assistant director for the Office of Congressional Affairs at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), serving as the FBI’s chief liaison to Congress on a wide range of critical oversight and investigative matters. He previously served as the FBI’s Deputy General Counsel, managing a diverse portfolio of legal matters, including litigation, privacy, procurement, compliance and ethics. During his time as a senior FBI executive, spanning two administrations, he worked closely with high-ranking officials in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. intelligence community and with key leaders on Capitol Hill.

David Hale is Deputy General Counsel, Information Protection  and the Chief Privacy Officer at TD Ameritrade. His responsibilities there include supervising the legal aspects of cyber security, data protection, and intellectual property for the company. He is also currently the chair of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Privacy Subcommittee and past member of the Publications Advisory Board for the International Association of Privacy Professionals. David has been an adjunct professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law  teaching upper-level courses on media and intellectual property; and the co-author of Snake-Oil Security Claims: the Systematic Misrepresentation of Product Security in the E-Commerce Arena, 9 Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review 211-251 (2003). Before joining TD Ameritrade, David worked at law firms in Chicago and Baltimore, focusing on privacy and information security issues as well as intellectual property matters.  He earned his JD from George Washington University and his undergrad degree from Rice University.

Scott Lashway is a disputes partner based in Manatt’s Boston office, which he manages for the firm. His practice focuses on matters involving the intersection of law and technology, and he is co-leader of Manatt’s privacy and data security group. Scott represents and counsels clients in complex business disputes and class actions, internal investigations, and government enforcement matters, and advises on compliance risks and vulnerabilities. He regularly represents clients in courts nationwide, including Massachusetts state and federal courts as well as matters involving the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office and Massachusetts Secretary of State. Scott routinely conducts investigations and counsels clients on incident response confronting sophisticated cyberattacks, and represents clients in related law enforcement inquiries, regulatory matters and data privacy litigation. He represents clients before various state and federal regulators, including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), state attorneys general, the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

Alexandru Petrescu, Senior Vice President – BIG Cyber, for BMM Testlabs has over 15 years of executive-level experience and offers an unmatched wealth of knowledge and technical know-how when it comes to cybersecurity. His experience includes a multitude of prestigious positions within the European Council across digital agenda and the Romanian Government that includes tenures as Minister for Communications and Information Society, Minister for the Business Environment, Trade, and Entrepreneurship, Minister for the Economy and executive and non-executive manager of strategic companies in the portfolio of the Romanian State. With a world-renowned background in IT and financial services, Alexandru is well-equipped to tailor fit a cybersecurity solution that fits your company’s needs.

This session is part of IAGA’s free webinar series focusing on critical issues facing global gaming. Developed in conjunction with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) International Center for Gaming Regulation (ICGR), the UNLV International Gaming Institute (IGI), the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law, Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) and Ernst & Young, and is made possible by Casino International.

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