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Data privacy and security considerations for mergers and acquisitions

August 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT


Participants of the live webinar will be eligible for 1 free CPE credit.

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Event details

With new pressures on businesses to stay competitive in the current landscape, many believe that M&A activities will accelerate. Owners and boards will be looking to sell and exit the market for top dollar. Organizations will go bargain hunting. Or financial pressures on both sides of a deal could necessitate strategic partnerships. Regardless of the reason for a deal, in the era of robust data privacy regulations, like GDPR and CCPA, it is crucial for those buying or selling to understand the potential risks of personal information acquired.

In this event, we will explore what value, good or bad, the information a company has on its clients and customers to bring to the M&A table. By attending this webinar, you should be able to:

  • Describe the risk or value data can bring to a merger or acquisition
  • Outline what questions to ask during the due diligence phase, such as:
    • Was there consent regarding the data collected?
    • Is the information transferable to another company or from one country to another?
    • How can data on clients and customers be used?
  • Identify deal-breaking concerns related to poor data management

In a merger or acquisition, data privacy and security-related challenges can quickly turn into a ticking time bomb or be a strategic asset that increases an organization’s value. Knowing what to look for, the questions to ask, and how current and future regulations are impacting this area are vital. Personal data and information is no longer a minor topic of consideration; it can be a major ongoing concern or the key to driving top dollar. Join us to find out the difference.

Continuing professional education

Advance preparation: None
Prerequisites: None
Program level: Overview
Field of study: Specialized knowledge
Recommended for 1.0 hours of CPE credit
Additional CPE information

There is no fee to participate in this event; therefore, there is no cancellation fee.

Presented by

  • Pam Hrubey, Crowe
  • Josh Britten, Crowe
  • Paul Jordan, Crowe

Who should participate

Chief financial officers, controllers, business development leaders, data privacy experts, compliance officers, IT leaders, internal audit leaders, legal counsel, risk officers, data management staff, and risk management leaders

Contact information

For more information, please contact Reese Henderson.

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