Online Identity: The Legal Questions

Tom Smedinghoff, Partner, Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
Tom Field, Vice President of Editorial Information Security Media Group

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.

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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