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Attorneys General to Convene in Point Clear, Alabama to Discuss Big Data: Challenges and Opportunities

March 9, 2015  

WHO: The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) Southern Region is holding a one-and-a-half-day meeting in Point Clear, Ala., on Big Data: Challenges and Opportunities. Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange will host. Attorney General Strange serves as chair of the NAAG Southern Region, which is comprised of 13 states.*

WHAT: Topics to be addressed include what can be learned from a data breach, new cyber security risks and developing threats, striking a balance between big data and privacy, discussion of a national data breach disclosure law, mobile device security policy, and the benefits and risks of storing public data on cloud platforms.

Keynote speaker: Reginald Hyde, Executive Director, University of Alabama Cyber Institute. Panel participants include: Stuart McKee, Chief Technology Officer, State and Local Government, Microsoft; Marcus Sachs, Vice President, National Security Policy, Verizon; Chris Lang, Global Privacy Officer, UPS; George White, Chief, Information Assurance Unit, FBI (CJIS Division); and Randy Hillman, Executive Director, Alabama District Attorneys Association.


Thursday, March 12 and Friday, March 13, 2015

First session starts at 9 a.m. Thursday. Final Friday session concludes at noon.


Marriott Grand Hotel

One Grand Boulevard

Point Clear, Alabama 36564

Reporters: For a copy of the agenda or to receive press credentials to attend, contact Mike Lewis, communications director, Alabama Attorney General’s Office, at 334-202-8235 or


*Editor’s Note: The NAAG Southern Region is comprised of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

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