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Law Enforcement, Digital Data, and Mobile Devices

In 2017, global mobile devices and connections grew to 8.6 billion, and it is estimated that global mobile device traffic will reach almost one zettabyte annually by 2022. These mobile-centric data points coupled with the fact that 85% of criminal investigations include some form of digital data highlight the importance for data and legal discovery practitioners to have a working understanding of how the global law enforcement community considers digital data and devices in their investigative efforts.

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Utah: A Leader in Digital Privacy

Utah Gov. Herbert signed off this week on a bill that positions Utah as the state with the strongest data privacy laws in the country when it comes to law enforcement accessing electronic information. The bill, HB57, establishes that a warrant must be secured before law enforcement may access electronic data held by a third party, thus protecting information passed to a third party such as Dropbox or Google Drive.

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European Parliament Approves New Copyright Rules for the Internet

The European Parliament has given final approval to the Copyright Directive, a controversial package of legislation designed to update copyright law in Europe for the internet age. The Copyright Directive has been in the works for more than two years and has been the subject of heavy lobbying from technology giants, copyright holders, and digital rights activists.

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The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018: Four Educational Extracts

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), a broad-based law protecting information that identifies California residents, will take effect in 2020. The law includes detailed disclosure requirements, provides individuals with extensive rights to control how their personal information is used, imposes statutory fines and creates a private right of action. It is expected to dramatically alter the way U.S.-based companies process data.

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Veritext Legal Solutions Acquires U.S. Court Reporting Business from Epiq

“While this was a solid business for Epiq, it was clear to us that it would be best served if aligned with an organization focused on investing in and growing court reporting and related services in the U.S.,” said David Dobson, chief executive officer of Epiq. “Veritext is growing and committed to the court reporting industry on all levels and a perfect fit to service the needs of our court reporting clients.”

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The Fabric of Digital Marketing: A Concise List of Tools

When considering leaders for an organization’s marketing efforts, it is important to evaluate not only that leader’s understanding of digital marketing tactics, techniques, and tools, but it is also equally important to assess that leader’s ability to execute, not just talk, about digital marketing programs.

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Privacy Shield and the UK: An Important and Time Sensitive Update

The United Kingdom (UK) has notified the European Union (EU) of its intention to withdraw from the European Union on March 29, 2019.  In order to receive personal data from the UK in reliance on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework (“Privacy Shield” or “the Framework”), Privacy Shield participants must update their Privacy Shield commitments by the Applicable Date.

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Explaining Elevate’s Recent Acquisitions (Liam Brown)

“Why did we start Elevate?” Back in 2011, we saw demand for legal services outstripping the growth of the economy, and that demand was being driven by trends such as the explosion of data, regulation, and globalization. Increasingly, legal was woven into the day-to-day operations of the business, rather than being a silo function. More internal and external customers began demanding even more legal services, at the same time they were becoming accustomed to ‘always-on, instant service’ in their consumer life.