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1 Golf View Lane, Rochester, MI 48309-4401 

Data Security Laws: A Practical Approach – Aug 21th, 9-10:30 a.m.

 In the wake of the Target and Neiman Marcus breaches, new data security laws are being introduced at both the federal and state levels.  Beyond federal acts that address specific types of data, there are conflicting state data protection and breach notification laws.  Compliance can be challenging.  Kathy Ossian will navigate through existing laws, analyze pending legislation and offer suggestions on a practical approach towards addressing compliance. To register, call (248) 648-4800.

Social Media Legal Pitfalls – Sept 18th, 9-10:30 a.m. 

Use of social media can have legal consequences, both personally and professionally. Is your brand being “hijacked” on social media? Can an employee be fired because of a social media post? What does your favorite social media platform do with your personal information? Could social media be used as an alibi? Kathy Ossian will provide insight to these and other questions involving Social Media Law. To register, call (248) 648-4800.

7th Annual Information Technology Law Seminar, Wednesday, September 24th, Inn at St. Johns, 44045 Five Mile Rd., Plymouth, MI

  • Update on the Computer Fraud & Abuse Act

            — Kathy Ossian     Register here

Avoiding Technology-Aided SNAFUs – Sept. 30th, 8:00 – 9:30 a.m., Ossian Law offices

Continually evolving technology makes our lives easier. As more activities become Internet-enabled, the potential for mistakes also increases. Kathy Ossian will provide specific examples of technology-aided SNAFUs, including those involving using and managing social media, email, web sites, mobile apps and online accounts. Learn steps designed to avoid technology-aided blunders. Complimentary to Ossian Law clients; $25.00 general admission. Media passes also available. Continental breakfast is included. Space is limited. Register here

Contentious Clauses in Software Agreements – Oct. 29th, 8:00 – 9:30 a.m., Ossian Law offices

Regardless of how software is delivered – by download or a hosted solution, certain clauses are the subject of much negotiation – limitations of liability and damages, warranties, indemnification among them. Hear both sides of these contentious clauses as well as some negotiation tips. Complimentary to Ossian Law clients; $25.00 general admission. Media passes also available. Continental breakfast is included. Space is limited. Register here

 

 

 

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Kathy Ossian

Education:

J.D., Magna Cum Laude, Michigan State University College of Law

B.A., Economics, Michigan State University

Experience:

Miller Canfield, Senior Principal/Information Technology & Cyberlaw Section Chair, 1986-2013

University of Phoenix, Advanced Certified Faculty Member, 2001-present

Law Clerk to U.S. District Judge Robert E. DeMascio, 1984-1986

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