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New York, NY, June 2, 2009 — Pittsburgh attorney Matthew H. Meade, a shareholder and co-chair of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney's Data Security and Privacy Group, will serve as faculty at an upcoming CLE event presented by Practising Law Institute (PLI). The 10th annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law program will take place June 22 and 23, 2009, at PLI's New York Center in New York City.

Meade will join John B. Kennedy from Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP to present "State Security Laws and Regulations — The New Deal." The two will cover a wide range of topics, including an update on state information security laws/legislative trends; the impact of the regulations in Massachusetts, Nevada and elsewhere; applying the duty to provide security to all businesses; defining reasonable security; the expanding duty to encrypt data; requirements for a comprehensive information security program; and emerging information security standards.

About the Program

PLI's annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law focuses on critical issues of information privacy, security and data protection faced by all companies. The Internet and other evolving information technologies, wired and wireless, have prompted the development of powerful tools for the collection, processing, storage and use of personal information. These trends create numerous issues regarding limitations on corporate rights to use that information and obligations to protect it from a variety of risks and vulnerabilities. Legislators, regulators and the courts are rapidly developing new law and compliance obligations to address the privacy and security implications of the information economy. The program focuses on these developments with the goal of keeping attorneys and other privacy professionals informed and up-to-date in this complex and dynamic area of laws and regulations.

About Meade

Matt Meade's practice encompasses a variety of commercial litigation matters as well as corporate internal investigations and commercial technology matters. Handling litigation matters in both federal and state court, Matt has participated in trials and arbitrations involving intellectual property, employment law, commercial contracts and tort disputes.

As co-chair of the Buchanan's Data Security and Privacy Group, Matt provides advice regarding data security breaches and other areas regarding privacy.