Dustin Berger

Title: Data & Security Attorney at Stoel Rives

Track: Trust

Presentation Title: "Privacy Law 2.0: Why data privacy law in America will never be the same."


Outside of a few federally regulated industries, Data Privacy Law in the United States has historically been extraordinarily limited. Businesses have had nearly carte blanche to collect and use data about people in just about any way. Although this has led to the development of extraordinary platforms that turn data about people into real value, there is a growing sense that businesses are not trustworthy stewards of personal data. ON the heels of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) going into effect, California has enacted a groundbreaking new data protection law. Many other states and the federal government are also considering enacting their own laws that combine prominent features of the GDPR and California’s law. In this presentation, Berger will explain why GDPR and California’s laws are so different from the status quo, provide insight into the common features of laws that other states and the federal government are considering, and help participants understand how to continue to use data in innovative ways even as privacy laws tighten.

Bio: Dustin Berger is a Data Privacy and Security attorney with the law firm Stoel Rives, LLP. He counsels clients nationwide on their privacy and security programs and on incident response. He also helps clients understand and address the privacy challenges inherent in innovative technologies. He’s also spoken on these issues throughout the country.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Berger served as the Chief Technology Officer for one of the fastest growing cities in the country. He’s a Certified Information Systems Security Professional and received designation as a Fellow of Information Privacy from the International Associate of Privacy Professionals.