CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Womble Bond Dickinson attorneys Allen O’Rouke and Alysa Austin will discuss “Today’s Privacy Challenges and What They Mean for the Future” at UNC Charlotte’s 19th Annual Cybersecurity Symposium.

In this panel discussion, participants will explore emerging issues in privacy by discussing some of the major privacy stories and challenges from last year – covering such topics as major data breaches, data broker oversharing, IoT device eavesdropping, and the impact of GDPR. Panelists will discuss key insights and emerging trends, examine implications for cybersecurity, and explore the future of privacy that lies ahead.

O’Rourke will be joined in the panel discussion by Bank of America Chief Privacy Officer Christine Frye and SecureWorks Director of Global Privacy Kim Fleming. Austin will moderate the panel discussion.

The UNC Charlotte Cybersecurity Symposium takes place Wednesday, October 10. The annual symposium is one of the largest cybersecurity conferences in the Southeast, and will attract more than 600 cybersecurity industry leaders to Charlotte.

Allen O’Rourke co-chairs the Privacy and Cybersecurity Team at Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP, and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US). He conducts cyber investigations and represents clients facing regulatory actions, consumer litigation, and business disputes arising out of cybersecurity incidents. O’Rourke also handles data breach response, and he counsels clients concerning data privacy compliance, cybersecurity preparedness, and legal aspects of computer network defense. Prior to joining Womble, O’Rourke was a cybercrime prosecutor who helped lead the Cyber Unit at the US Attorney’s Office in Washington, DC, where he received two Special Achievement Awards for his work to combat cybercrime.

Alysa Austin is a litigation associate and a member of the Privacy and Cybersecurity Team at Womble. A frequent author and speaker on cybersecurity issues, she serves as vice chair of the Homeland Security Committee for the ABA Science & Technology Law Section. Before joining Womble, Austin earned an LL.M. in Cyber and National Security law from the Georgetown University Law Center. She also previously served as primary legal counsel to the Chief Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, where she was involved in high-profile privacy litigation related to law enforcement requests for social media evidence, and conducted judicial trainings on related privacy law.