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Please join us for the May Meeting!

Introduction to Privacy Law for Aging Life Care Professionals 

Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Time: 4:30– 6:00 pm  Live online via Zoom

Faith Kasparian, CIPP-U.S., Partner and Chair of Privacy and Data Security Group, Morse Law

Ryan Perry, CIPP-U.S., Senior Attorney, Member of Privacy and Data Security Practice Group, Morse Law


This program will provide an overview of the U.S. privacy law landscape, including the types of information protected by such laws. We will also discuss the core principles that underlie most privacy laws, with a particular focus on data security. And, we will share tips on privacy law issues that are likely to arise in elder care contexts.  There is no known commercial support nor conflict of interest for this program.

 Learning Objectives – At the conclusion of this program participants will be able:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the general landscape of U.S. privacy laws and the types of information protected by those laws
  2. Identify the core principles that are reflected in privacy laws
  3. Describe the obligations businesses have under Massachusetts date protection law.

About the speakers:

 Faith Kasparian is a partner with Morse Law, Waltham, MA. She is the chair of the firm’s Privacy and Data Security Group and a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US). Faith counsels clients on compliance with the myriad and rapidly evolving privacy laws, including state, federal, and international laws. Faith also negotiates commercial agreements involving privacy and data security, including data processing and data sharing agreements; develops privacy and security policies and information management best practices; advises on incident and breach response; and handles privacy risk allocation and due diligence in the context of M&A and investment transactions.

 Ryan J Perry is a senior attorney at Morse Law and is a member of the Privacy & Data Security Practice Group as well as its IP Licensing & Strategic Alliances Practice Group. Ryan assists companies with compliance under various privacy and data security regulatory regimes, and works with clients in crafting privacy policies and terms and conditions. Ryan is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US). His privacy and data security practice also involves the review, drafting and negotiation of privacy and security representations and warranties in the mergers and acquisitions and venture financing contexts, as well as guiding companies through the privacy due diligence process.

Meeting Agenda:

4:30 Co-presidents’ Welcome, Announcements and Introduction of speakers

4:35 Why should businesses care about privacy?

4:45 Overview of US Privacy Law landscape

5:10 What is Personal information?

5:25 Common Privacy Law Principles – Fair Information Practices (FIPs)

5:35 Massachusetts Data Protection Law

5:45 Review of Tips on Privacy Law issues affecting elder care

5:55 Discussion, Q & A

6:05 End of Program

Care Manager Networking TBD

 Contact Hours

Please note that anyone arriving after 4:35 pm will not be entitled to a certificate. There is no charge for the certificate.

This program has approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to board certified case managers with 1.5 CE contact hours.

This program will be submitted to the Network for Professional Education at the Boston University School of Social Work to provide continuing education credit to licensed SWs with 1.5 CE contact hours. Please check with your state board to verify acceptance of the Boston CE.

No fee is charged for this program.


Members please RSVP no later than May 16th.

RSVP information will be in the weekly ListServe announcements

Individuals wishing to learn more about membership and to attend a chapter program, please email:


References :

Densmore, Russell (Ed.). (2022). Privacy Program Management. International Association of Privacy Professionals.

May, Ken. (2020). The Art of Hacking – Ancient Wisdom for Cybersecurity Defense.

The Sedona Conference (2021). Commentary on a Reasonable Security Test. 22 Sedona Conf. J. 345.

Solove, Daniel J. & Schwartz, Paul M. (2022). Privacy Law Fundamentals. International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Stauss, David (2022). State data privacy legislation. International Association of Privacy Professionals available at

Swire, Peter & Kennedy-Mayo, DeBrae. (2020). U.S. Private-Sector Privacy. International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Massachusetts General Laws ch. 93H, §§ 1-6.

Mass. Regs. Code tit. 201, § 17.00 et seq.