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Medical Device & Manufacturing (MD&M) 2021 Conference

Michael Olsen, Brian Pollack and Nadeem Schwen will participate in a panel discussion, “Keep it SaaSy: Protecting Key Innovations in the Software as a Medical Device World” on November 4 at the MD&M Minneapolis Conference. MD&M is part of the Midwest’s largest annual design and manufacturing event which brings MD&M together with ATX, Design & ...

November 3-4, 2021


Overcoming Data Security and Privacy Challenges in the Hybrid Workplace

Nadeem Schwen and Lisa Ellingson will co-present “Overcoming Data Security and Privacy Challenges in the Hybrid Workplace” during an online seminar hosted by Minnesota CLE on September 14, 2021. The seminar is intended for attorneys, HR professionals and other business law advisers, and will offer practical guidance regarding the legal considerations attendant to decisions about ...

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

3:10 PM - 4:00 PM

Data Privacy and Security: Employer Processing of Personal Data for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives

Nadeem Schwen and Lisa Ellingson co-authored chapter two, “Data Privacy and Security: Employer Processing of Personal Data for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives,” in The Workplace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Handbook, 1st Edition, published by Minnesota CLE. Chapter Topics How Can an Employer Collect Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Data? How Does Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion ...


Privacy Legislation Race Heats Up After Virginia Law Passage

Data Privacy & Security attorney Nadeem Schwen was quoted by Bloomberg Law in an article about a number of consumer privacy proposals pending in state legislatures. Nadeem says the proposed “Minnesota Consumer Data Privacy Act” was inspired by the Washington Privacy Act, and it “would give consumers the right to correct, delete, access, and opt out ...


New Minnesota Consumer Data Privacy Act is introduced

Nadeem Schwen was interviewed by Security magazine about the proposed “Minnesota Consumer Data Privacy Act” (MCDPA). The bill was introduced in the Minnesota House of Representatives on February 22, 2021, and is now the primary candidate to become Minnesota’s omnibus consumer privacy law. Nadeem has been at the forefront of this bill’s creation and leads data privacy ...


Morning Take: Privacy

Nadeem Schwen was quoted regarding the introduction of a proposed “Minnesota Consumer Privacy Act” (MCDPA) by Fluence Media’s Morning Take, a daily Minnesota tip sheet on politics.  The bill, HF 1492  (Rep. Steve Elkins, DFL-Bloomington and Rep. Mohamud Noor, DFL-Minneapolis), is a significant legislative move for data privacy, very similar to a proposed bill in ...

Client Alert

New Sweeping Data Privacy Legislation Introduced in Minnesota

By: Nadeem W. Schwen and Lisa B. Ellingson

Minnesota is now the latest state to take strides towards enacting an omnibus consumer data privacy law.  On February 22, 2021, the “Minnesota Consumer Data Privacy Act” was introduced as HF 1492 by Rep. Steve Elkins (DFL) and Rep. Mohamud Noor (DFL) in the Minnesota House of Representatives. The proposed Minnesota Consumer Data Privacy Act ...


Minnesota Consumer Privacy Bill 2021: Q&A with the author

Nadeem Schwen and the Minneapolis/St. Paul KnowledgeNet Chapter of the IAPP will facilitate a Q&A discussion with Rep. Steve Elkins of the Minnesota House of Representatives, author of the 2021 Minnesota privacy bill, the Minnesota Consumer Data Privacy Act. Attendees are encouraged to come prepared with questions and feedback for Rep. Elkins about the bill, ...


Global Privacy 2021: Emerging privacy issues at home and abroad

Data Privacy attorney Nadeem Schwen will speak during a webinar hosted by the International Association of Privacy Professionals on International Data Privacy Day, January 28, 2021.  Nadeem will be joined by two European privacy attorneys, and the panel will discuss new developments and practice tips related to post-Brexit privacy matters, cross-border data transfers and other ...

Thursday, January 28, 2021

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM CT

Schrems II: Privacy Shield Invalidated, Standard Contractual Clauses Upheld, With Caveats

By: Nadeem W. Schwen

On July 16, 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) delivered a surprise blow to trans-Atlantic economic relations by invaliding the EU-US Privacy Shield arrangement, again putting data transfers from the EU to the US on shaky footing. In its ruling, the CJEU held that Privacy Shield fails to meet required data ...


Law School for the CFO

Shareholders Michael Olsen, Mark Pihart and Nadeem Schwen will present an informative session on the legal topics today that directly affect the health of your business.


Wednesday, April 15, 2020

4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

Minneapolis/St. Paul KnowledgeNet Celebrates Data Privacy Day

Join us for a Data Privacy Legislation Q&A and happy hour.

Winthrop & Weinstine
225 South 6th Street, Suite 3500
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

3:00PM - 6:00PM
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