CSPP Seminar: Breached! Why Data Security Law Fails and How to Improve It

March 2, 2022
12:00-1:30 pm ET
Cabot intercultural Center, Room 702
Speaker: Woodrow Hartzog, Professor of Law and Computer Science at Northeastern University School of Law and the Khoury College of Computer Sciences
Host: Cybersecurity & Public Policy Seminar


Join the Cybersecurity & Public Policy program for this talk! Despite the passage of many data security laws, data breaches are increasing at a record pace. The law fails because, ironically, it focuses too much on the breach itself. It pummels organizations that have suffered a breach but doesn’t address the many other actors that contribute to the problem: software companies that create vulnerable software, device companies that make insecure devices, government policymakers who write regulations that increase security risks, organizations that train people to engage in risky behaviors, and more. What is needed is a more holistic vision for data security law so that it is no longer just the law of breaches.

Please disregard the Zoom password and passcode on the colloquium email; they do not apply to this event.