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Data minimisation: the holy grail of mitigating data privacy risks



Over-retention of data is a major data privacy risk. US and international regulations specifically require that companies ensure their retention standards are up-to-date and enforced, and that all obsolete records containing regulated sensitive data are disposed of promptly.  

By implementing defensible data minimisation strategies across your organisation you can significantly reduce your costs and risks. Data you don't have can't be breached, and you don't have to produce it during litigation or for data access requests. 

In this webcast, industry experts will share: 

  • how to best implement data minimisation strategies that protect your company's data and your organisation;
  • what key data retention considerations you should be considering; and
  • the vital role technology plays in automating and identifying the right data to delete.




Robert Fowler
Director of Strategic Alliances


Robert Fowler is a director of strategic alliances at Exterro, the leader in helping companies manage their information compliantly and defensibly – in compliance with data privacy and cybersecurity regulations such as GDPR, NYS DFS, CCPA and others. He has over 10 years of experience in records management and information governance.

Mr Fowler advises in-house counsel, compliance and privacy professionals in the areas of records management, data privacy and e-discovery and the confluence of technology in these areas. He plays a key role in the success and oversight of developing and enforcing effective, defensible and cost-effective information governance programs that address information across all platforms and media.

He is a certified information privacy professional and a frequent contributor and speaker in the legal and privacy communities covering topics on privacy, e-discovery and retention programme development. He has spoken at the DRI Retail & Hospitality Litigation and Claims Management Conference, numerous Association of Corporate Counsel chapter




James Sherer
Partner and Chair of the Information Governance and Artificial Intelligence Teams 
Baker & Hostetler LLP

James Sherer is a partner in the New York office of BakerHostetler, where he is a co-leader of the emerging technology team for the digital assets and data management group and directs the firm’s artificial intelligence and information governance engagements. He assists with oversight of discovery and electronically stored information issues for firm clients. He is also tasked with ‘deep dive’ technological and case law-related assignments for omnibus motions and case strategy. His work and scholarship focus on litigation; discovery management processes; enterprise risk; records and information governance; data privacy, security and bank secrecy; technology integration issues; artificial intelligence; social media and the Internet of Things; and related merger and acquisition diligence.

Mr Sherer holds an MBA, the CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPM, FIP and PLS data privacy professional credentials, the CIP and IGP information governance designations, the UCLA Extension Global Cyber Institute’s cybersecurity certification, and the CEDS and eDPC e-discovery specialist credentials.

Ann Elkina
Director of Cybersecurity and Governance
Blue Apron

Ann Elkina is the director of cybersecurity and governance at Blue Apron, where she established and chairs the technology steering committee which oversees due diligence and onboarding of data and technology vendors and partners. She is responsible for data privacy and security assessments, incident response process, and development and execution of information security, privacy, compliance and data governance initiatives.

Prior to Blue Apron, she spent over 10 years working in technology and operations at start-ups, Fortune 50 and Fortune 500 companies in the automotive, consumer products, electronics and fintech sectors. She holds a triple bachelor’s in engineering and a master’s of science from the University of Michigan, is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and mentors for First Round Capital Fast Track Program.   

Shoshana Rosenberg
Chief Privacy Officer


Shoshana Rosenberg is the global chief privacy officer and assistant general counsel for WSP Global Inc. She is a privacy law specialist and a fellow of information privacy, an erstwhile philosophy major, and a comic book nerd with a propensity for encouraging social entrepreneurship. 


11 March 2020
18:00 - 18:55 UTC
55 min