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An Introduction to the Global Privacy Regulatory Environment

December 2, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

An Introduction to the Global Privacy Regulatory Environment


Virginia MacSuibhne, JD, CCEP, Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer, Roche Molecular Systems


Alea Garbagnati, JD, CIPP/US, Compliance and Global Privacy Counsel, Roche Molecular Systems

Robert E. Glaser, MBA, CIPP/US, Senior Manager, Deloitte Services LP


Virginia MacSuibhneVirginia MacSuibhne, JD, CCEP (pronounced mock-swiv-na) is the Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer for Roche Molecular Solutions where she is responsible for managing and directing all aspects of the organization’s ethics, compliance and data privacy program and related infrastructure. In addition to expertise building and managing key ethics and compliance programs, Virginia is experienced and skilled in cybersecurity, data governance, investigative processes, employment law, and ethics and compliance risk assessment and crisis management activities.

Virginia is a frequent speaker and author on key and emerging compliance and ethics topics for the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics and other key national and local compliance programs. Since 2019 Virginia has been part of the inaugural faculty developing and teaching for Santa Clara University in the School of Law’s Master’s program in Compliance.

Alea GarbagnatiAlea Garbagnati, Esq., CIPP/US is an attorney at Roche Molecular Solutions, located in Pleasanton, CA. She joined Roche in 2015, and spent a year in Roche’s Global Privacy Office in Basel, Switzerland and was the U.S. Privacy Officer for two years. Prior to Roche, Alea was a privacy consultant at Deloitte & Touche. She is an alumna of the University of California, Irvine, and Hastings College of the Law. When she’s not acting as a privacy Jedi master, Alea loves to travel, watch musicals and is an avid soccer fan.

Robert GlaserRobert E. Glaser is a sought-after global privacy expert having served as Chief Privacy Officer in global organizations as well as having consulted to client organizations in multiple industries, e.g., Biopharmaceuticals, Medical Device, Insurance, Technology, Media, Telecommunications, Consumer Products, etc. In these roles Robert Identified and managed risks and opportunities associated with regulatory requirements specific to the collection and management of personal information. He has led and supported a variety of global / regional privacy and data protection initiatives resulting in enterprise privacy program development, execution and maturation, governance, risk modeling, remediation planning and execution, policy generation and analysis, cross border data transfer, human resources data, health data (including HIPAA Privacy and Security), consumer/health marketing and commercialization. Robert has led Privacy Incident Response planning and execution services, developed and executed Privacy & Data Protection Practice strategy, acted as global privacy subject matter expert, and recently co-led Deloitte’s efforts for the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Robert routinely provides external presentations to audiences of dozens to several thousand, as well as having had individual meetings with C-Suites and Boards.

Focus Audience:

Individuals who are new to the regulatory environment of Privacy and Data Protection desiring foundational knowledge or individuals who desire a refresher into the basis for present day complexity.

Event Description:

All understanding begins with a foundation. The world of privacy/data protection has been evolving for the past 23 years and is based partially on history, partially on cultural norms, and partially on regulation. The evolution has accelerated rapidly since 2016 and is continuing to accelerate. In general, while there are key concepts and themes, each jurisdiction geographical operating environment tends to apply its own standards. This presentation, the first in a series, will focus on the following topics:

Session A 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM – The Global Privacy Law Environment Outside of the United States
Approved for 1 unit of CA general CLE and 1 unit of IAPP CPE credit.

  • History and drivers to the present
  • The federal approach
  • Six key privacy principles and the multilateral agreements supporting these
  • The European Union lead
  • Privacy around the world
  • Enforcement and implications
  • A forecast for the future

Session B 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM – The United States Privacy Law Environment
Approved for 1 unit of CA general CLE and 1 unit of IAPP CPE credit.

  • History and drivers to the present
  • The sectoral and state-based approach – feds vs states and the disparate approach(es)
  • Federal regulations and approach to enforcement
  • California has and is leading the charge
  • A forecast for the future

Questions and Wrap-up 12:45 PM to 1:00 PM

  • Questions and Discussion
    • Operating in a multi-jurisdictional environment
    • Privacy as part of a risk mitigation strategy
    • Privacy fit into compliance
  • Conclusion
  • What is next in the series


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Session 1 Only:

  • Santa Clara University Alumni: $85
  • General Public: $100
  • Santa Clara Law Student: Free

Session 2 Only:

  • Santa Clara University Alumni: $85
  • General Public: $100
  • Santa Clara Law Student: Free

Or Buy Both Sessions for a 15% discount

  • Santa Clara Law Alumni $145
  • General Public: $170
  • Santa Clara Law Student: Free

CLE and CPE Approval and Information:

IAPPIAPP Credit: 1 IAPP CPE credit (CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPP/C, CIPP/A, CIPM, CIPT) approved for each session.

California CLE Credit: Each session offered during this event qualifies for 1 hour of California continuing legal education. Santa Clara Law is a CA State Bar approved provider.


December 2, 2020
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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    An Introduction to the Global Privacy Regulatory Environment

  • December 2, 2020
  • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Online only