April 3, 2020
Slack is a popular cloud-based team collaboration and messaging platform used by a wide variety of organizations. Similar to other workplace messaging platforms that have grown in popularity, Slack remains largely unknown to many lawyers and judges. Nevertheless, Slack contains business communications, documents, graphics, and other information that may be subject to discovery. A lack of knowledge about Slack can lead to complications with fulfilling preservation, collection, and production discovery obligations.
March 25, 2020
While the rest of the world has been grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, the California Attorney General published on March 11, 2020, the second set of revisions to its proposed regulations for the California Consumer Privacy Act. As the March regulations bring further clarity (and, some in instances, confusion) to the CCPA landscape, litigation is also beginning to shape the CCPA. Consumer rights lawsuits have been filed in California federal courts that could clarify and test the limitations of the CCPA’s private right of action.
March 16, 2020
The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“DTSA”) involves unique electronic discovery issues that affect parties on both sides of DTSA matters. The eDiscovery issues arise from the DTSA’s ex parte seizure provision, a powerful remedy previously unavailable to plaintiffs in their efforts to address trade secret misappropriation. This post provides a brief overview of DTSA seizure orders and also highlights key eDiscovery considerations—including the roles of technical experts and special masters—in connection with those orders.
February 13, 2020
The California Attorney General published on February 7, 2020 (and subsequently updated on February 10, 2020) revisions to its proposed regulations for the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). While the modifications to the proposed regulations (hereinafter “revised regulations”) could be perceived as an added layer of complexity, a careful review of the redline changes issued by the Office of the Attorney General reveals both clarifications and limitations that should facilitate compliance with the CCPA.