Best Practices for Safeguarding Data in an Increasingly Digital World
10:00 am - 10:50 am
Whether you are using the Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) database for the first time, or are revisiting it to renew agreements, you’ll want to hear about all of the lessons we have learned from the first full year of database use in Illinois. I will provide an updated “best practices” look at starting out with the SDPC database now that many new features have been introduced. We will discuss a teacher request workflow that is efficient. Finally, there will be ample opportunity to ask questions about agreement types, public facing databases, workflows, and more!
Emily Bothfeld counsels higher education institutions and K-12 school districts on various issues, including student discipline, Title IX, free speech and expression, student disability rights, board governance, and policy development. In her role leading the firm’s Title IX practice, Emily performs extensive work with educational institutions to ensure compliance with Title IX and related laws in all aspects of employment and education, including recruitment, admissions, academic programs, counseling, financial assistance, athletics and extracurricular activities, and facilities access.
Matthew Gardner is a member of the firm’s construction, real estate, and public finance practice groups. Matt represents private and public project owners over the course of construction and development projects, beginning with property acquisition, zoning, contract negotiation and bidding, project management, surety and warranty claims and any resulting litigation concerning payment, delays or design or construction defects. Matt also represents contractors, subcontractors and suppliers on a variety of construction‐related matters, including payment claims, preserving and enforcing lien rights and defending defect claims.
Chris Gorman practices in the firm’s dataprivacy, commercial, construction, and real estate practice groups, representing public sector clients in commercial transactions, contracting, construction and related transactional matters. Chris has also served in the firm’s labor and employment practice group and counseled employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including labor relations, collective bargaining, grievance and dispute resolution, workplace investigation, employee discipline, terminations and reductions in force, and employment discrimination. Chris also advises clients on board governance and compliance with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act and Open Meetings Act. Prior to joining Robbins Schwartz, Chris served as in-house counsel for a nonprofit organization, a charter school management organization and a state regulatory agency overseeing higher education financing.