Former Twitter and eBay Counsel Talks Overblown Fears, Third-Party Data Management, and CDA Section 230

In the privacy and security world, there is “an underlying constant fear that is becoming more prevalent and driving very expensive solutions for things that are not necessarily needed,” Tod Cohen, a partner at O’Melveny & Myers, told the Cybersecurity Law Report. The former deputy GC of Twitter and eBay and GC of StubHub discussed where the real risks are and the importance of a “consequence assessment,” the difficulty of controlling data when it goes to third parties, his experience with negotiating Twitter’s GDPR fine, and where platform liability is heading. See “Disputed Twitter Fine Offers Breach Response Lessons” (Jan. 20, 2021).

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