Craig SharkeyVice President and General Counsel
Craig Sharkey is the Vice President and General Counsel for Leverage, Intellectual Property and Privacy for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. In this role, his team provides legal counsel to the Global Sourcing, Responsible Sourcing, Global Shared Services, Global Business Practices, Global Customer Insights and Analytics, and the Information Systems Division. In addition, the team provides counsel on most intellectual property and privacy matters both domestically and internationally. He previously served as the Senior Associate General Counsel for the Merchandise, Marketing and Supply Chain (MMSC) Division. The MMSC Division supports the merchandising, marketing, distribution, warehousing, transportation, and import functions of Walmart’s business. Prior to joining Walmart, Craig was corporate counsel for Tyson Foods, Inc. Prior to joining Tyson, he worked in private practice in Baltimore, Maryland practicing in the areas of commercial litigation and bankruptcy. Craig received his undergraduate degree from Duke University and his law degree from Vanderbilt School of Law.
12:05 The Shifting Sands of Privacy as a result of Consumer IT, Big Data, Ambitious Utilizations and Government/Private Sector Claims : A Deep Dive Conversation for General Counsel
Issues stemming from data usage, technologies, encryption and concepts of privacy are very much in flux and the legal function must and will have a role to play as these social issues continue to be debated. In this session Craig will lead a deep dive conversation into some of the following areas:
- What does privacy in general mean today, particularly in the context of the evolving Apple vs US Government cases for demanding that Apple create malware to hack an alleged terrorist’s phone?
- Are there limits to the use of consumer data to drive business outcomes and at what point does certain use become ‘creepy’ anymore?
- What are the lines around use and monitoring of employee data inside a firm, particularly as it is relevant to cybersecurity?
- How is your legal department interacting with CISOs and HR on cybersecurity issues both internally and externally?