September 4, 2018
Driven welcomes Eric Mandel

Eric P. Mandel joins the Driven Consulting team

Driven Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of industry veteran Eric P. Mandel to its consulting services practice that also includes Tara Emory, Phil Favro, and Jonathan Swerdloff.  Eric is an experienced attorney, business leader, and technologist with in-depth, hands-on experience working on scores of complex US and international litigation matters and advisory engagements. 
August 30, 2018
SF Court Rejects ESI Discovery Sanctions

SF Court Rejects eDiscovery Sanctions, Provides Guidance on Defensible Preservation

One of the most compelling eDiscovery issues facing litigants and lawyers is the prospect of sanctions for failures to preserve relevant ESI. Under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(e), sanctions may not issue unless the moving party can show that the preserving party lost relevant ESI after a duty to preserve attached. The movant must also demonstrate that the preserving party neglected to take “reasonable steps” to keep the ESI and that it “cannot be restored or replaced through additional discovery.”
August 28, 2018
GDPR: Who is a Data Subject

GDPR: Who Is A Data Subject

One of the most surprising things about the GDPR is its failure to specifically define who is a “data subject.” Despite the centrality of this concept to the GDPR, the only meaningful definition of data subjecti is embedded in the broader delineation of Personal Data in Article 4. '[P]ersonal data’ means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’)
August 23, 2018
Navigating Stormy Social Media Discovery

Safely Navigating the Stormy Seas of Social Media Discovery

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
GDPR: What is personal data

GDPR: What Is Personal Data?

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.
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