Eric P. Mandel

January 21, 2019
InfoGovl is not records management

Information Governance is Not Records Management Repackaged

It is easy to mistake the term Information Governance as some newfangled business-speak for combining the business functions of Legal & Regulatory Compliance with Records & Information Management (“RIM” or “RM”). Or maybe it’s combining RIM and Legal? Or maybe it’s IT, RIM, Compliance and Legal -- including eDiscovery? Information Governance includes all those elements, and so much more.
January 9, 2019
Don't litigate without it

FRE 502(d): Don’t Litigate Without It

Litigators, do you seek a Rule 502(d) order in every Federal case? If not, why? Federal Rule of Evidence 502 (“Rule 502”), which went into effect just over ten years ago, addresses the evidentiary issues arising from the disclosure of attorney-client privilege or work product information in discovery.
October 9, 2018
California Enacts New IoT Security Law

California Enacts New IoT Security Law

While we mere mortals generate a massive volume of new data on a daily basis typing away on keyboards, smartphones and tablets, we cannot hold a candle to the petabytes of data being generated by the approximately twenty-four billion Internet-connected robotic devices deployed around the world right now to serve our insatiable need for automation.  These devices – each with integrated audio, video and radio sensors – are known collectively as the “Internet of Things” or “IoT”.  There are approximately six IoT devices for every one of the four billion internet users on the planet, and that number is expected to double in just the next 5 years.
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