August 23, 2018
Social media is used by billions of people for personal and professional purposes. Our pocket-sized cell phones provide a gateway for instant connection and gratification through social media, at any time and in any place. Individuals use social media to share their achievements, family vacation photos, political views, and favorite videos. Organizations leverage social media to reach prospective consumers. Nefarious actors have even exploited social media to spread misinformation and sow distrust, with global implications.
August 21, 2018
The GDPR only applies to Personal Data, which is defined in Article 4: ‘[P]ersonal data’ means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
August 16, 2018
There are important differences between searching for documents using technology-assisted review (TAR) and keywords. According to a U.S. Magistrate Judge based in Chicago, math should not be one of them.
August 13, 2018
Long time eDiscovery professionals recognize data processing as the method by which data, after it is collected, is prepared for the work we do. The EDRM lays out a clear guidance, for example, on what data processing is and what it means. A very distilled definition is: cataloguing collected data and capturing the associated metadata. These steps, frequently unseen by the end client, take disparate data and make them available for review and/or production. This is well covered ground for eDiscovery pros and we know what it is and how to deal with it.
June 7, 2018
A consistent information governance lesson that courts have emphasized for decades is the need to develop an effective records retention program. Such a program should result in the retention of information based on its value to the enterprise, together with other information that may be required to satisfy legal or regulatory retention obligations. When coupled with a data map, information retention policies provide a transparent and logical organization of company data that can benefit the enterprise in any number of ways.