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Rhys Dipshan Highlights German Court Ruling On Data Privacy That May Foreshadow GDPR Impact

Rhys Dipshan Highlights German Court Ruling On Data Privacy That May Foreshadow GDPR Impact

After a three-year battle, a regional court in Berlin has found that Facebook’s default privacy settings, terms of service, and requirement that users register under their own name violate Germany’s data privacy and consent rules.


Security vs. Speed: The Risk of Rushing to the Cloud

Security vs. Speed: The Risk of Rushing to the Cloud

“What’s happening in the move to the cloud has happened in the tech industry from the beginning,” says Michael Landewe, Avanan co-founder and VP of business development. “People move to new tech based on new features and capabilities. Security always follows.”


Cloud 201: Defining, Using and Securing the Next Generation

Cloud 201: Defining, Using and Securing the Next Generation

“The cloud is a funny discussion. If it’s secure, all things being equal, they don’t really care where they get the information. The clients are driving the discussion.”


Learning To Trust Cloud Security

Learning To Trust Cloud Security

Cloud-centric computing is inevitable because the network, not your network, is just a conduit to allow access from trusted requestors to trusted resources.


Cloud Migration Dollars and Sense

Cloud Migration Dollars and Sense

The only times enterprises run into issues with cloud costs, deployment or other issues is when they try and completely “DIY.” Cloud may have radically democratized solution availability, but there are still complexities in the selection, installation and management process that should not be overlooked.


Evaluating the Legal Cloud and the Potential for Risk

Evaluating the Legal Cloud and the Potential for Risk

As cloud applications are gaining increased acceptance in the legal world, law firms and organizations need to develop intelligent policies to mitigate risks to protect client and firm data


Can Lawyers Use The Cloud? Should Lawyers Use The Cloud?

Can Lawyers Use The Cloud? Should Lawyers Use The Cloud?

As we all know, the way lawyers store our confidential files is highly regulated. Cloud storage means that your files are stored on someone else’s server in some other location and you remotely access those files. So, can you or should you do that? Is it ethical to store your highly confidential files in someone else’s office? The answer is mostly yes.


The 2015 ABA TechReport: Cloud Computing

The 2015 ABA TechReport: Cloud Computing

The 2015 Survey indicates that, for a significant number of lawyers and firms, cloud services are part of the IT equation, but we are seeing a pause or a plateau. The continuing lack of actual attention to confidentiality, security, and due diligence issues is a significant concern, especially with the growth in mobile apps running on cloud services.


LegalTech 2016 Preshow Series: The eDiscovery Cloud

LegalTech 2016 Preshow Series: The eDiscovery Cloud

Cloud or SaaS aren’t monolithic options; they are models under which a variety of configurations of services and computing options are provided. The articulation and configuration of those options within the profession is still being determined. There is no standard for a “legal cloud” the way we might see from our peers in healthcare or financial services.


Cloud Security: It’s Become A People Problem

Cloud Security: It’s Become A People Problem

Times have changed and even former hold-outs in regulated industries have warmed to cloud technology. Last year, US Chief Information Officer Tony Scott called for organizations to “get to the cloud as fast as [they] can” for better security, and a recent survey (registration required) from the Cloud Security Alliance confirmed this attitude among rank and file IT professionals, with 64.9% of respondents describing cloud software as a service as secure or more secure than on-premises software.


IT Pros Put More Faith in Cloud-Based Platforms

IT Pros Put More Faith in Cloud-Based Platforms

Cloud confidence is rising, with nearly 65 percent of IT leaders feeling the cloud is as secure as or more secure than on-premises software.


2016 Predictions: Automating eDiscovery, Accentuating SaaS, and Addressing Security

2016 Predictions: Automating eDiscovery, Accentuating SaaS, and Addressing Security

Simplistically stated, 2016 appears to be the year where eDiscovery will reach new levels of automation, will increasingly be delivered as a SaaS offering, and will be evaluated by corporations and law firms through the lens of data and application security.


$110 Billion Cloud Market Growing 28% Annually

$110 Billion Cloud Market Growing 28% Annually

The cloud computing market is growing by leaps and bounds, and the outlook is just as bright.


4 Takeaways from the InsideLegal and ILTA Purchasing Survey

4 Takeaways from the InsideLegal and ILTA Purchasing Survey

The 2015 InsideLegal and ILTA Purchasing survey is out and provides a 10,000 foot view of insights from senior legal tech professionals as to budgets, opportunities and challenges facing the ILTA community.


DoD’s New Cybersecurity and Cloud Standards and Reporting Requirements

DoD's New Cybersecurity and Cloud Standards and Reporting Requirements

The DoD rules’ basic requirement is that contractors storing or using “covered defense information” must provide “adequate security” for that information. All DoD contractors are covered by the interim rule – no exception is provided for small businesses.


20 Questions When Your Vendor’s Cyber-Coverage Matters

20 Questions When Your Vendor’s Cyber-Coverage Matters

Contracts with tech vendors increasingly include requirements of cyber-risk insurance coverage, but where the value and risks associated with the data to be shared with or created by the vendor warrant such a requirement, you should probably take a look at the coverage – and not just a certificate of coverage – to see what you’re getting.


Cloud Best Practices: Tokenization 101

Cloud Best Practices: Tokenization 101

Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Google+ Email By Michael Higashi What is tokenization? Put simply, tokenization enables enterprises to make use of cloud-based applications without having to transmit sensitive data values to the cloud. Tokenization substitutes randomly generated values in place of the actual data. Those values can then be stored in the cloud while the original […]


NIST Releases Draft Privacy Risk Management Framework

NIST Releases Draft Privacy Risk Management Framework

Emerging technologies, such as cloud computing and the “smart city,” have the potential to greatly advance our quality of life. The use, retention, and storage of data that go along with them, however, have raised citizen concerns about privacy risks.


Chicago Levies 9% Tax on Cloud and Streaming Services

Chicago Levies 9% Tax on Cloud and Streaming Services

According to a story from NetworkWorld , attorneys from ReedSmith have reported that the city of Chicago has implemented broad new tax regulations that target the use of streaming and cloud computing services.


Healthcare Moves To The Cloud But Is The Cloud Ready For Healthcare?

Healthcare Moves To The Cloud But Is The Cloud Ready For Healthcare?

Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Google+ Email By Dan Munro In less than one year ‒ we’ve seen a staggering number of data breaches in healthcare. Almost 96 million records were stolen in just 3 high‒profile cases alone ‒ Community Health Systems (4.5 million), Anthem (80 million), and Premera (11 million). Last month saw another health data […]


Toward a Grand Unifying Theory of Today’s Tech Trends

Toward a Grand Unifying Theory of Today’s Tech Trends

So what’s the connection between, say, social media and the Internet of Things? Or wearable tech and cloud computing?


93% of Cloud Services in Healthcare Are Medium to High Risk

93% of Cloud Services in Healthcare Are Medium to High Risk

Healthcare organizations have come under fire as the targets of an increasing number of criminal hacks in the past year. The number of healthcare records exposed in the last 12 months now totals 94 million, led by blockbuster breaches at Anthem and CHS.


Governance, Risk, Compliance and Cloud: A Fresh Look at Benefits, Value Proposition

Governance, Risk, Compliance and Cloud: A Fresh Look at Benefits, Value Proposition

For organizations operating in today’s increasingly global, social, hyper-connected, and technologically advanced world, a reliable and robust cloud computing environment will continue to play an increasingly significant role in both promoting efficiency as well as improving their ability to innovate.


Enthusiasm for the Cloud? (Cartoon and Clip)

Enthusiasm for the Cloud? (Cartoon and Clip)

Daily we read, see and hear more and more about the benefits and challenges of “the cloud.” This week our cartoon and clip features one benefit of the cloud (cartoon) and a link to a recent report on Cloud Adoption and Risk Report (clip).