Professional Development & Continuing Education Programs

Data Privacy Day

Tuesday, January 28th  | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
14th Floor Auditorium |  Harrisburg University of Science and Technology


Data Privacy has become the focus of governments, both foreign and domestic.  Privacy legislation approved in Europe is quickly spreading to the United States. This legislation mandates those collecting certain data secure it and provides significant penalties for non-compliance.

Those attending the January 28th event will hear about actions the Commonwealth is taking to further improve the privacy of the data collected by state government. Also, will hear from a privacy attorney on the legal aspects affecting organizations that collect and manage customer data. 

The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) chief privacy executive presents a case study on how Data Lifecycle Management can improve your privacy program.  Finally, experts from the private sector will share best practices that can benefit organizations when developing privacy organizations or programs.

Please join us to celebrate national Privacy Day, hear from experts on the impact on your organization and network with those confronted with the same challenges.

** A light lunch will be provided. If your organization’s policy precludes you from accepting lunch at free events, there will be a collection jar. The value of the lunch is $5. 


Kelly Powell Logan, Vice President of Strategic Workforce Development and University Centers, Harrisburg University of Science & Technology 

Charles Gerhards, Executive Director of the Government Technology Institute, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology 

Jullia Sheridan, Deputy General Counsel, Office of Chief Counsel, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 

Julie Snyder, CIO, General Government Delivery Center and Director, Office of Data and Digital Technology, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Learn about the Commonwealth’s initiatives addressing privacy, including data life cycle management.  

Brian Barnabei, Director of Privacy, Penn State Health and College of Medicine

Brian will provide a highlevel explanation of the current privacy law landscape and the complexities that many entries face trying to comply with those laws. 

Jennie E. Thompson, MJ, Chief Privacy Officer, Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency 

State and international privacy laws are increasingly requiring that businesses understand and be able to manage their data in order to respond to consumer privacy rights and meet business privacy obligations. An effective data lifecycle management (DLM) process helps support regulatory compliance, business goals, and reduce risk associated with handling consumer data. This presentation will focus on DLM as a policy-based approach to managing the flow of information through the lifecycle from creation to final disposition, providing a holistic approach to the processes, roles, controls and measures necessary to organize and maintain data.

Robert E. Glaser, CIPP/US, Senior Manager, Privacy & Data ProtectionCyber Risk ServicesDeloitte & Touche LLP 

Clifford Shier, Managing Principal, Security Solutions, Enterprise SolutionsUnisys 

Brian Wilson, Systems Engineering Manager, VMware

Experts from the private sector share lessons learned in areas such as: 

  • Data Lifecycle Management (DLM) as Basis for Your Privacy Strategy;  
  • Process for Identifying and Classifying Data;  
  • DLM Technologies