Posts Tagged ‘compliance’

Legal Tech + AI in Germany: Things Are Evolving

Legal Tech + AI in Germany: Things Are Evolving

In Germany, the legal market is still new to financial investors. Venture capital and private equity companies as well as many ‘business angels’ often do not understand the digital business models in the legal market.


GDPR Applies to US Firms

GDPR Applies to US Firms

The new GDPR will also apply to all companies offering “suggestions” used for example on YouTube, Instagram or Spotify. Suggestions that you may like someone’s profile or music are based on processing of personal data. If a US company makes such suggestions to EU citizens, it will automatically fall under the ambit of the GDPR.


5 Experts Share Advice on Preparing for GDPR

5 Experts Share Advice on Preparing for GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a great example of change taking place in one part of the world — the European Union — that will have global impact.


IT Security vs. Cloud Creep – The Menace that Comes from Within

IT Security vs. Cloud Creep - The Menace that Comes from Within

It is fundamental that a company’s IT department looks to create an efficient and precise framework for all cloud purchasing. It should be expected that each department will insist on having a say as to which cloud applications they prefer to use, therefore IT teams should strive to advise each sector accordingly.


Top 10 Steps to Operationalize the GDPR

Top 10 Steps to Operationalize the GDPR

Being GDPR ready is a task which extends beyond the privacy or compliance team and requires the involvement and cooperation of the entire organization to take compliance with the GDPR from theory to practice. 


Key Considerations for Adopting Ephemeral Communications Tools

Key Considerations for Adopting Ephemeral Communications Tools

As with the adoption of any emerging technology in the workplace (email, electronic signatures, etc.), the use of ephemeral communication tools by an organization requires a risk-versus-reward analysis. 


This PIG – Predictive Information Governance – Is Starting to Fly

This PIG – Predictive Information Governance – Is Starting to Fly

As the name implies, unsupervised machine learning – computers teaching themselves – removes the human factor. And once the error rates are low enough, truly automated predictive information governance is realized. The system can now automatically collect, categorize, store, protect, safeguard access, and apply retention/disposal rules.


NCT Ventures and Bridge Investments Join JumpStart in $1.8M Fundraising Round for Heureka Software

NCT Ventures and Bridge Investments Join JumpStart in $1.8M Fundraising Round for Heureka Software

Today, Heureka Software announced the company has added new funding from Columbus-based NCT Ventures and Chicago’s Bridge Investments. Combined with previous funding from Cleveland Venture Development Organization JumpStart Inc. and other angels, this increases Heureka’s current fundraising round to $1.8 million.


E-Discovery Company Revives Defamation Suit Over Glassdoor Posts

E-Discovery Company Revives Defamation Suit Over Glassdoor Posts

A state appellate court in California has revived a defamation lawsuit that software company ZL Technologies Inc. filed against the authors of critical posts on the anonymous job review website Glassdoor.com.


Is Revenue Raining Out of Your Cloud?

Is Revenue Raining Out of Your Cloud?

Traditional technology hardware and software companies are seeing a significant share of their growth from the cloud. With legacy revenue streams declining – and in some cases declining rapidly – it is imperative that companies make the transition to cloud effectively. This is no simple task.


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.