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Online Identity: The Legal Questions

Attorney Tom Smedinghoff on How to Assess Your Unique Risks
Online Identity: The Legal Questions

The more organizations structure business and processes around online identities, the more they navigate in tricky legal waters, says attorney Tom Smedinghoff, who offers guidance.

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The legal rules that govern online identity systems are complex, touch numerous parties and come fraught with potential legal challenges.

In a video interview recorded at RSA 2014, Smedinghoff:

  • Lays out the key legal issues;
  • Tells how organizations are approaching these challenges;
  • Offers valuable tips for assessing vulnerabilities.

Smedinghoff is a partner in the Privacy & Data Protection practice group in the Chicago office of Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP. His practice focuses on the developing field of information law and electronic business activities, with an emphasis on electronic transactions, identity management, data security, privacy, and corporate information governance issues. He currently serves as Chair of the Identity Management Legal Task Force of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Business Law, and Co-Chair of its Cybersecurity Committee.


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Tom Field

Tom Field

Vice President - Editorial, ISMG

Field is an award-winning journalist with over 30 years experience in newspapers, magazines, books, events and electronic media. A veteran community journalist with extensive business/technology and international reporting experience, Field joined ISMG in 2007 and currently oversees the editorial operations for all of ISMG's global media properties. An accomplished public speaker, Field has developed and moderated scores of podcasts, webcasts, roundtables and conferences, and he has appeared at RSA Conference and on various C-SPAN, The History Channel and Travel Channel television programs.




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