Raleigh, N.C. – Smith Anderson partner Alicia Gilleskie was on the panel Securing North Carolina’s Digital Future at the North Carolina Chamber’s 73rd Annual Meeting on March 4, 2015. The panel discussed measures companies should consider when addressing data and cyber-related risks, and the roles of executive management and the board of directors. Alicia emphasized that the legal and regulatory landscape for data and cyber risks depends on the industry and types of data that the company interacts with. Companies navigating this complex landscape will want to inventory the data it accesses early in the process. The panel also discussed the importance of vetting outsourced technology arrangements to ensure appropriate contractual protections and monitoring mechanisms.
About Alicia Gilleskie
Alicia Gilleskie leads Smith Anderson’s Data Use, Privacy and Security Practice, advising clients on the rapidly evolving data regulatory landscape. She has a wealth of experience in data breach response matters and regulatory enforcement actions following a breach. Her practice also emphasizes information technology license and outsourcing transactions, including software-as-a-service, software licenses, and technology collaborations involving sensitive information assets. Alicia works with a broad spectrum of organizations, ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies. She is on the Board of Advisors of the North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA), and is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and the Carolina Privacy Officials’ Network. For more information, please visit her bio on SmithLaw.com.
About Smith Anderson
Since our founding in 1912, Smith Anderson has grown to more than 120 attorneys and is the largest law firm headquartered in North Carolina’s world-renowned Research Triangle area. We serve clients ranging in size from large public companies to emerging growth businesses, providing a full range of legal services to assist our clients in accomplishing their goals. The knowledge and experience of our attorneys make us well positioned to handle the litigation and business matters that our clients face. For more information, please visit www.SmithLaw.com.