Characterizing the state of American privacy laws and corporate policies as a “patchwork,” speakers at an Akerman webinar this week recommended that in-house counsel approach data compliance from the strictest possible standpoint, and consider cutting risk by reducing records.

Members of Akerman’s Data Privacy and Security practice group, Thomas Kearney, Christy Hawkins and Elizabeth Hodge, led the webinar, titled “State Privacy Laws and Federal Privacy Regulations: How to Operationalize Compliance.”