EDRM to Develop GDPR Guidance for Cross Border Transfers

Extract from article by Rhys Dipshan

EDRM, the organization that devised the widely used Electronic Discovery Reference Model, has strived to keep e-discovery practitioners up to date on the ever evolving digital landscape. Its guidance and standards, for instance, cover everything from proportionality in discovery to cybersecurity best practices when handling sensitive data.

Now, EDRM is setting its sights on the next big e-discovery challenge: adhering to the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when performing data transfers from the U.S. to the EU.

The organization, which recently became a part of Duke Law School,  announced an initiative in August 2017 to develop guidance for cross-border data transfers in advance of the GDPR’s spring 2018 implementation. Given the GDPR’s significant fines, vast scope and complex directives, such guidance may prove pivotal for international teams and e-discovery practitioners, helping them navigate their U.S obligations alongside the strict EU privacy rules.

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