Date: Thursday, January 7, 12:00 PM Pac.

Location: Zoom – link to be sent after registration

Topic: Introduction to the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA)

Presenters: Steven M. Millendorf, Senior Counsel and Kathryn Parsons-Reponte, Associate, Foley & Lardner LLP

The California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) was hidden far on the November ballot in California as Proposition 24 and received almost no advertising. Yet, an overwhelming 56% of the electorate passed the new law, which will go into effect in 2023. The CPRA overhauls the existing CCPA enacted just 2 years ago and provides some of the most stringent privacy protections for the general, non-sector specific personal information of California consumers. This presentation will provide an overview of what is required of California businesses under the CPRA.

About our presenters:

Steve Millendorf is a senior counsel in Foley & Lardner LLP’s Technology Transactions & Outsourcing; Cybersecurity; and Privacy, Security, & Information Management Practices. Steve counsels clients on a broad range of security, domestic and EU privacy (GDPR), technology, and intellectual property-related issues, including the collection, use, storage, protection, disclosure, destruction, monetization, and licensing of information and intellectual property. Steve regularly speaks and writes about security and privacy issues and is a co-chair of the American Bar Association Information Security Committee.

Prior to his legal career, Steve was a senior staff hardware security engineer at Qualcomm, where he led the design and development activities for the security features for most of Qualcomm’s chip devices used in smartphones, tablets, and other personal computing devices. He was also recognized as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) by Qualcomm’s Government Technologies Division, where he previously held US security clearance and supported the company’s federal, state, and local government partners. Steve is an inventor on U.S. and international patents in the areas of cryptography and security.

Prior to his employment at Qualcomm, Steve worked as an ASIC design engineer in various technologies such as security network processors, broadband modems, and text terminals at companies such as HIFN, General Instruments (now ARRIS), and the Applied Digital Data Systems division of NCR/AT&T. His engineering experience spans over two decades.

Kathryn Parsons-Reponte is an associate and intellectual property lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Kathryn counsels international and domestic clients on legal and business issues relating to technology, intellectual property, and commercial deals across a wide range of industries. She routinely drafts, reviews, and negotiates technology and commercial agreements, including patent license, software license, technology transfer, research and development, manufacturing and supply, collaboration, and joint venture agreements for the high tech, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and other life sciences industries.

Prior to her legal career, Kathryn was a research associate at Genentech, where she developed extensive regulatory experience as her project progressed from Investigational New Drug filing through market approval. As an integral member of the team, she developed a robust understanding of the challenges facing the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors.

Kathryn started her legal career as an associate with an intellectual property law firm located in Washington, D.C., where she prosecuted utility patents in the mechanical arts, design patents, and trademark applications before the USPTO, obtained and managed global patent protection for her clients, and drafted patentability and infringement opinions.