July 14, 2016

Update: Article 31 Committee Deems Privacy Shield Adequate, “New Safe Harbor” Takes Effect August 1.

Transferring Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”) data between the EU and the US is about to get easier. As expected, the “Privacy Shield” was deemed adequate by the Article 31 committee on July 12, despite concerns of the Article 29 working party.
July 14, 2016

How to Achieve Cooperation in eDiscovery, at Long Last

The ideal of cooperation by opposing parties to address eDiscovery has been around for a while now. Since the The Sedona Conference Cooperation Proclamation called for “cooperative, collaborative, [and] transparent discovery” in 2008, adversarial cooperation has been touted among the judiciary and certain practitioners as the key to success in proportional discovery.
July 12, 2016

Courts Make the Case for Information Governance

The push to develop an information governance (IG) program is often stonewalled by the great interrogative “why.” Questions like “why are we budgeting money to solve a problem that does not exist?” can derail promising programs even when justified by a proper use case.
July 6, 2016

Update Imminent: The New US/EU Data Privacy Shield After the Demise of Safe Harbor

Data transfers between the United States and the European Union have grown increasingly complex. Multinational companies require certain levels of information sharing among locations in different locations as part of their day-to-day operations. In addition, data created on one side of the Atlantic may be relevant to a lawsuit or investigation on the other side.
June 28, 2016

Instead of Asking, “How Long Should We Retain Email?”, Ask This Question Instead

A question that we often hear is, “What should the retention policy be for my email?” Our response is always the same: “It depends.” There is no one-size-fits-all solution for how long an organization should retain its email because every organization is different, even though email is structurally the same.
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