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The Ohio Data Protection Act: Rewarding Proactive Cybersecurity Strategies

A law that went into effect on November 2, 2018 could transform the way Ohio organizations are handling cybersecurity.

The Ohio Data Protection Act (Senate Bill 220), a CyberOhio initiative, provides an affirmative defense against data breach tort claims brought under Ohio Law or in Ohio Courts to organizations that have implemented and maintained a cybersecurity program that conforms to one of several specific framework(s).

During this webinar Greg Tapocsi, Associate of Counsel, Dinsmore & Shohl and former Director of CyberOhio, Timothy M. Opsitnick, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, TCDI, and Brian Ray, Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, will discuss:

  • The significance of creating an incentive for organizations to voluntarily improve and maintain a robust cybersecurity program.
  • Which cybersecurity frameworks are eligible for the Data Protection Act;
  • Additional requirements organizations must adhere to in order to be granted an affirmative defense; and
  • What protections are provided by an affirmative defense from a legal perspective.

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