GDPR Myths and Practice Tips for In-House Counsel
On Demand

GDPR Myths and Practice Tips for In-House Counsel

Patricia Wyrod |  Marc Pappalardo |  Priya Sanger
Course Levels:
1 hour
Original Program Date :
Oct 29, 2018

Course Description

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Course Description

Patricia Wyrod, seasoned Silicon Valley technology attorney, is joined by the General Counsel of, Marc Pappalardo, and the Deputy Legal Counsel of, Priya Sanger, to discuss practical tips for GDPR compliance by US companies.   Our in-house attorney speakers represent two of the fastest growing technology companies in San Francisco, with $185M in venture financing between them. Their prior roles include data privacy positions with Big Data companies Google and Silver Spring Networks.

This is an information-packed, dynamic discussion and we assume that listeners have some introductory knowledge of the GDPR.  The speakers will share war stories and practical tips for negotiating technology contracts with customers and vendors where the parties are required to share personal data in order to meet their business objectives. We will identify topics where the GDPR does not provide specific requirements for compliance but instead outlines best practices. How do experienced technology attorneys navigate these new legal concepts, which sometimes are not clearly stated in the GDPR, in the real world? 


Course Learning Objectives:

At the end of this session, participants will be better able to identify areas where their US company clients are not compliant with the GDPR and understand what actions they can take to lessen or avoid the risk of not protecting the rights and freedoms of EU data subjects.

Topics and Agenda

  1. Data Protection by Design and Default:
    Creating products with built-in ability to manage GDPR privacy obligations; best practices to be followed.
  2. Collecting Data: Your US Company’s Obligations
    6 principles to be followed.
  3. Special Categories of Data
    Some data merits special protections under the GDPR and use of this data requires the explicit consent of the data subject.
  4. Data Breaches: Your US Company’s Obligations
    We will explore the steps to follow if your company, or its subprocessor, suffers a data breach.

CLE Credits

Mandatory CLE Credit

This program may be eligible for a total of 1 CLE credit(s) in a 60 minute state of which 0  are Ethics credits.

This program may be eligible for a total of 1.2 CLE credit(s) in a 50 minute state of which 0  are Ethics credits.




This course has been approved for 1 MCLE General Credit(s) in California of which 0 are Legal Ethics, 0 are Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession, 0 are Prevention, Detection and Treatment of Substance Abuse/Mental Illness that Impairs Professional Competence.


All courses are presumptively approved.  This course has been approved for 1 MCLE General Credit(s) in Georgia of which 0 credit(s) qualifies for Ethics credit.


This course has been approved for 1 MCLE General Credit(s) in Illinois of which 0 credit(s) qualifies for Professional Responsibility credit.


Select Counsel is an approved provider in the State of Pennsylvania. This course has been approved for 1 CLE Credit(s) in Pennsylvania of which 0 credit(s) qualifies for Ethics credit.


This course has been approved for 1 MCLE Credit(s) in Texas of which 0 credit(s) qualifies for Ethics credit.

States Pending Approval

The following states are pending approval.


An application for MCLE credit is pending in Ohio.


An application for MCLE credit is pending in Washington.

Course Materials


Patricia Wyrod's Profile

Patricia Wyrod Related seminars and products: 1

Think Create Group

General counsel services for high tech and digital media. Day to day operations counsel. Deep experience in software licensing and hardware manufacturing. Hard to find IP experience in all aspects of social media marketing - both brands and talent. Social media clients include Forbes Magazine "2017 Top 15 Most Successful Instagram Star" Desi Perkins (#5). Think Create Group provides business and legal advice to high tech and digital media companies. My core expertise is management and monetization of intellectual property and this includes all the various ways online content is created and put to work to create engagement. Complex IP licensing and other technology transactions, day-to-day General Counsel operational guidance, commercial and corporate law including fund raising and exit strategies. Client list available on request. Expertise in digital media content licensing and monetization, online community engagement, e-commerce, all aspects of IP protection and monetization. Success stories: (e-commerce and social media marketing): General Counsel Social media Influencer marketing and e-commerce for beauty $100M Series B financing with significant ROI for investors Silver Spring Networks (smart grid networking software and hardware): Associate General Counsel IoT; smart grid networking IPO 2013 Virgin America Airlines: IPO 2014 SPL WorldGroup (enterprise software): Vice President of Legal Global enterprise software acquired by Oracle 2006.


LAW SCHOOL: University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
LOCATION: Los Angeles

Marc Pappalardo's Profile

Marc Pappalardo Related seminars and products: 1

Head of Legal and Privacy

Glint Inc. (being acquired by LinkedIn)

Marc has extensive global privacy experience dealing with complex data privacy & security issues, from supporting sales in working through pre-sales data privacy and security issues; conducting customer-initiated DPIAs; responding to data subject requests; assisting with German Worker Council issues; & implementing the concept of data protection by design in product development. Marc is currently, the head of Privacy and the General Counsel at Glint, an employee performance & engagement SaaS company whose solutions are used by large multinational companies.  Marc has also handled privacy and data related issues for Electronic Arts and Smart Grid/IoT company Silver Spring Networks (now Itron). Marc is a former litigator, who has tried over twenty cases to jury as first chair and has handled numerous IP infringement and contract disputes.
LAW SCHOOL: Penn State University

LOCATION: Redwood City, CA

Priya Sanger's Profile

Priya Sanger Related seminars and products: 1

Deputy Legal Counsel


Priya Sanger is Deputy Legal Counsel at Patreon where she  manages privacy, payments, and product matters, and she is the Data Protection Officer (DPO) for Patreon in the USA.  Prior to Patreon, Priya was a Payments and Product Counsel at Google where she worked for five years to develop and expand Android Pay, including developing its rewards and loyalty initiatives. She also helped set a privacy framework for Google Hands Free which lets a consumer "pay with their face," and assisted many 'Bets in monetization strategies domestically and internationally. Before Google, Priya was a VP and Senior Counsel at Wells Fargo and helped lead the  Wells Fargo UK and Wells Fargo India Solutions internationalization efforts from the legal side. She also worked as a privacy and information security lawyer for the bank, and advised on Wells Fargo's Americans with Disabilities Act initiatives. Priya was elected President of the Bar Association of San Francisco.  She currently serves on the Boards of Smith College and the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights.
LAW SCHOOL: University of Utah

LOCATION: San Francisco, CA

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