The New EU General Data Protection Regulation: What You Need to Know About It and Why

Speaker Biographies

Gian Franco Borio, attorney at law and CPA, is Legal Counsel to the Association of American College and University Programs in Italy and to the European Association of Study Abroad. Law degree cum laude from Florence University, specialization studies at SAIS of Johns Hopkins Univ. in D.C., London City Poly, in Germany and France. He served as Technical Counsel for Italy at the Federation of EU CPAs (FEE) to the European Commission on Corporate Law, Tax Law, SMEs. He is admitted to the Florence (Italy) Bar.

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Bret Cohen helps educational institutions, technology companies, and brick-and-mortar businesses comply with privacy, cybersecurity, Internet, and consumer protection laws. He also represents organizations in litigation and government investigations in these areas. As a lawyer and technologist, Bret has a knack for translating legal standards into practical technical requirements that are easy for clients to use.

With a particular focus on the Internet and e-commerce, Bret has advised extensively on legal issues related to data governance, cloud computing, social media, mobile applications, online tracking and analytics, and software development. He counsels and is a frequent speaker on strategic compliance with global privacy laws, such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation, including on topics such as cross-border transfer restrictions, data localization requirements, and government surveillance and requests for information. Bret also spearheads efforts on education privacy, cybersecurity incident preparedness and response, marketing privacy, and workplace privacy.

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Stefan Quick is an Assistant General Counsel at the University of Chicago. His areas of practice include technology transfer, intellectual property, data privacy, information technology and research related matters. Prior to joining the University, Stefan worked as an attorney at McGuireWoods LLP and Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, specializing in intellectual property, data privacy, and information technology transactions. Stefan holds a B.A. from Northwestern University in Computing and Information Systems and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.