Stephen Treglia

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As legal counsel & HIPAA compliance officer in the Investigations section at Absolute, Stephen Treglia provides oversight and guidance on regulatory compliance related to data breaches and other security incidents. Stephen counsels the Absolute Investigations team who conducts data forensics, theft investigations, and device recoveries. Stephen has extensive knowledge of the U.S. regulatory landscape, including SOX, HIPAA, and other industry-specific regulatory bodies.

Prior to Absolute, Stephen concluded a 30-year career as a prosecutor in New York, having created and supervised one of the world’s first computer crime units from 1997-2010.

Steve is a nationwide lecturer on legal issues pertaining to technology law, data privacy and security compliance, searching and seizing digital evidence, the admissibility of computer forensic analysis and other related litigation issues.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Stephen Treglia and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

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