Data Security in the Parking Industry: Is Your Company Prepared?
Hardly a day goes by when data privacy isn't in the news. As the use of credit cards to pay for both on- and off-street parking proliferates, businesses in the parking industry that collect payment information from customers are at increased risk of a data breach. Further, information such as customers' license plate numbers, vehicle data and addresses can be vulnerable in the event of a breach. Any data breaches will attract significant media attention due to the amount of personal information collected, stored and discarded. Through this session, learn about recent data breaches, statistics, state data security laws and effective strategies to secure and protect sensitive data so that you can be prepared in the event of a breach or other incident. This session will conclude with an interactive session analyzing hypothetical situations arising from data use and applying practical solutions.
Matthew H. Meade and Jason P. Wrona are attorneys at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC. Buchanan is a full-service law firm with approximately 450 lawyers and government relations professionals in offices located in California, Delaware, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
Matthew is co-chair of the firm's Cybersecurity and Data Protection Group where he provides advice regarding data security breaches, information and records management and other areas regarding privacy. He helps clients identify business risks associated with the use and storage of sensitive information. Matt regularly advises clients on security breach notification laws and other U.S. state and federal data security requirements including laws regarding disposal of records. Matt drafts agreements addressing issues related to data use, privacy and security. He also has prepared document retention and management policies and developed associated training programs.
Jason represents the Public Parking Authority of Pittsburgh in its day-to-day legal affairs. Through this representation, and his membership at the International Parking Industry, he is familiar with the challenges and risks facing parking professionals. Among other noteworthy engagements, Jason represented the Authority in its industry-leading conversion to on-street, pay-by-plate multi-space parking meters and regularly counsels the Authority with respect to freedom of information requests and data accessibility issues.