Posts Tagged ‘compliance’

The New Information Governance Playbook for Addressing Digital Age Threats

The New Information Governance Playbook for Addressing Digital Age Threats

Published in the Richmond Journal of Law & Technology, The New Information Governance Playbook for Addressing Digital Age Threats by Philip Favro, Donald Billings, David Horrigan, and Adam Kuhn provides actionable information for assessing and addressing cyber threats.


Deeper Dive: Vendor Management Crucial for Data Protection

Deeper Dive: Vendor Management Crucial for Data Protection

Organizational obligations regarding data privacy and security extend not only to the data in a company’s possession, but also to its data in the possession of a third-party service provider or business partner.


What Is Auto-Classification and How Does It Assist with GDPR Compliance?

What Is Auto-Classification and How Does It Assist with GDPR Compliance?

Auto-Classification’s ability to group information by category or by specific characteristics will prove useful for GDPR compliance. Similarly, Auto-Classification’s ability to detect the presence of PII and other sensitive content will likely become a best practice when it comes establishing GDPR protections.


Advanced Discovery Acquires Altep

Advanced Discovery Acquires Altep

Advanced Discovery Acquires Altep. The acquisition further strengthens and expands the company’s global offerings in eDiscovery, forensics, cybersecurity and compliance risk assessment.


Securing Client Communications: ABA Issues New Ethics Opinion on Attorney-Client Email

Securing Client Communications: ABA Issues New Ethics Opinion on Attorney-Client Email

This opinion sends a clear signal that law firms have to pay attention to the security of email and other client communication.


Why You Need to Prepare for the GDPR Now

Why You Need to Prepare for the GDPR Now

The GDPR legislation is complex and far-reaching, laying out some specific mandates for businesses. It compels businesses to securely collect and store — as well as more diligently use — the personal data of consumers in 28 EU member states. This will also include the UK, which will maintain equivalent laws post-Brexit.


Creating a Coordinated Approach to Assurance

Creating a Coordinated Approach to Assurance

Coordinated assurance requires a common understanding of the company’s risk universe, risk ratings, rules for oversight ownership and guidelines for when new risks are added to the framework.


Is E-Discovery on the Precipice of Even Greater Market Consolidation?

Is E-Discovery on the Precipice of Even Greater Market Consolidation?

Consilio’s Macdonald said that new client demands are forcing companies to either invest the capital needed to meet them or look to M&A as a means to survive.


Finding Exceptional eDiscovery Value

Finding Exceptional eDiscovery Value

Singularly focusing on delivery of a defensible production at the lowest possible cost is too narrow a perspective. It emphasizes compliance at the expense of value.


Cyber-Insurance: Assess Risk, Policy & Obligations

Cyber-Insurance: Assess Risk, Policy & Obligations

The Ponemon Institute’s 2016 [Data Protection Benchmark] study pegs the average cost of a data breach at $4 million, with per-record costs rising slightly to $158 each.


U.S. Secretary of Commerce Announces Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework is Open for Business

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Announces Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework is Open for Business

Today [Wednesday, April 12, 2017], U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the newly launched Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework is now accepting self-certifications. The Framework provides companies a mechanism to comply with Swiss data protection requirements when transferring personal data from Switzerland to the United States in support of transatlantic commerce.


DTI Makes Strategic Investment in Valora Technologies

DTI Makes Strategic Investment in Valora Technologies

DTI, a global legal process outsourcing (LPO) company providing eDiscovery, management services, litigation support, and court reporting, announced that it has completed a strategic, minority investment in Valora Technologies, Inc. Valora is a leading innovator in AutoClassification, predictive analytics and document data mining technologies for information governance, eDiscovery, and records management. The investment underscores the commitment DTI has made to investing in leading-edge information governance solutions.


The 2017 JD Supra Readers’ Choice Awards: eDiscovery

The 2017 JD Supra Readers' Choice Awards: eDiscovery

These awards recognize 24 firms and over 200 authors (from among more than 40,000) who published their excellent thought leadership on JD Supra in 2016.


Facing Change with Confidence

Facing Change with Confidence

Probably the most important aspect of the change process is correctly diagnosing the opportunity or issue precipitating the need for change.


From EDRM – Duke Law: Security Audit Questionnaire

From EDRM - Duke Law: Security Audit Questionnaire

The Security Audit Questionnaire from the EDRM was designed primarily to help evaluate the security capabilities of cloud providers and third parties offering electronic discovery or managed services.


The Message from FINRA is Clear

The Message from FINRA is Clear

Bottom line: if your firm is using social media for business communications, you need to be capturing that communication and retaining it in a way that makes it easy to proactively supervise for potential compliance policy violations as it gets published.


Why US Companies Must Prepare for the EU’s New Data Security Laws

Why US Companies Must Prepare for the EU’s New Data Security Laws

Many US companies may not realize that they might also have to comply with this new EU data security regulation. That’s because the GDPR applies to any business that holds data about, or which markets to individuals within the EU.


Lawyers’ Job Security in a Near Future World of AI

Lawyers’ Job Security in a Near Future World of AI

Does the inevitable triumph of AI robots over human reason and logic mean that the legal profession is doomed? Will Watson be the next generation’s lawyer of choice? Ralph Losey does not think so and shares his thoughts on this important topic.


Slack: The New Platform for Business Communications…and ESI

Slack: The New Platform for Business Communications…and ESI

To collect ESI held within Slack, Slack has created an easy way for users, supervisors, and legal teams to extract data held within its platform.


Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Finalized

Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Finalized

On January 11, U.S. and Swiss authorities announced final agreement on the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. The Framework defines standards for handling personal data exported from Switzerland to the U.S. and enables U.S. companies to meet Swiss legal requirements to protect personal data transferred from Switzerland.


2016 Year-End E-Discovery Update

2016 Year-End E-Discovery Update

On the e-discovery vendor front, the pace of consolidation of large service providers in 2016 was unprecedented compared to prior years.


Public Cloud Has The Greatest Security Implications Say Execs

Public Cloud Has The Greatest Security Implications Say Execs

A new survey reveals that 65 percent of senior IT and security executives think that the biggest security risks for business come from public clouds.


Five Tips To Avoid Mistakes In Electronic Document Review

Five Tips To Avoid Mistakes In Electronic Document Review

I have seen hundreds of mistakes over the years, especially in the last decade when my work as a lawyer has been limited to electronic discovery. Many of these blunders were made by “the other side.” Some were funny and made me smile, others were not and led to motions of all kinds. Keeping it real, I have made my own fair share of errors too. Those lessons were painful, but are now deeply etched


NYDFS Proposes Revised Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies

NYDFS Proposes Revised Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies

The New York Department of Financial Services has released an extensively revised cybersecurity regulation applicable to the wide variety of financial services companies regulated by the NYDFS. Released on December 28, 2016, the revised regulation makes multiple changes to almost every provision in the original proposal.