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.
August 16, 2018
Math Matters

Court Holds that Math Matters for eDiscovery Keyword Search,
Urges Lawyers to Abandon their Fear of Technology

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
What is Data Processing

GDPR: What Is Data Processing

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
Importance Of Effective Information Retention Policies

New Case Highlights the Importance of an Effective Information Retention Program

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.
May 22, 2018
GDPR Who is Covered

GDPR “Who Is Covered”

With GDPR implementation date this Friday, May 25th, it's time to assess where your organization stands with the GDPR. This is the first in a series of short, easily digested blog posts addressing some GDPR basics.
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