Posts Tagged ‘privacy’

The GDPR: Lawful Basis for Processing

The GDPR: Lawful Basis for Processing

The requirement to have a lawful basis in order to process personal data is not new. It replaces and mirrors the previous requirement to satisfy one of the ‘conditions for processing’ under the Data Protection Act 1998 (the 1998 Act). However, the GDPR places more emphasis on being accountable for and transparent about your lawful basis for processing.


GDPR Will Pop the Adtech Bubble (Doc Searls)

GDPR Will Pop the Adtech Bubble (Doc Searls)

Without adtech, the EU’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) would never have happened. But the GDPR did happen, and as a result websites all over the world are suddenly posting notices about their changed privacy policies, use of cookies, and opt-in choices for “relevant” or “interest-based” (translation: tracking-based) advertising. Email lists are doing the same kinds of things.


Five Prudent Considerations for Confidentiality in E-Communications

Five Prudent Considerations for Confidentiality in E-Communications

While the opinions provide numerous considerations and suggestions relating to the protection of client information in electronic communications, here are just a few considerations a prudent lawyer may need to make.


Supreme Court Dismisses Warrant Case against Microsoft after CLOUD Act Renders It Moot

Supreme Court Dismisses Warrant Case against Microsoft after CLOUD Act Renders It Moot

A long-running legal battle between the U.S. government and Microsoft has been dismissed by the Supreme Court after the crux of the conflict was mooted by recent legislation. The company will now be forced to provide data stored on servers in Ireland that it had previously said should be obtained through that country’s authorities.


Zix Acquires Erado, Expands Unified Archiving, eDiscovery and Compliance Solutions

Zix Acquires Erado, Expands Unified Archiving, eDiscovery and Compliance Solutions

Zix Corporation (Zix), (Nasdaq: ZIXI), a leader in email security, has acquired Seattle-based Erado, a provider of archiving, supervision, eDiscovery, and analytics for the financial sector. With the acquisition, Zix strengthens its comprehensive archiving solutions with unified archiving, supervision, security, and messaging solutions for customers that demand bundled services. With more than 18,000 customers across the financial services vertical, Erado’s long-time focus on helping its customers comply with FINRA and SEC regulations will help further strengthen Zix’s offering for customers with compliance requirements.


Senate Gives Nod To Controversial Cross-Border Data Access Bill

Senate Gives Nod To Controversial Cross-Border Data Access Bill

The Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (the CLOUD Act), is a provision that sets rules for how the government should handle accessing personal data that is stored by tech platforms abroad.


Marketers Are Missing the Point of GDPR — and the Opportunity

Marketers Are Missing the Point of GDPR — and the Opportunity

[GDPR] readiness is about fundamentally rethinking marketing to be about delivering value — actual, real, compelling value — to their customers that eases the tension once and for all.


93% of Cloud Applications Aren’t Enterprise-Ready

93% of Cloud Applications Aren't Enterprise-Ready

Think your company’s cloud usage is secure? Think again. Data shows the average businesses has 1,181 cloud services, and nearly all of them — 92.7% — are not enterprise-ready.


How GDPR Will Change The Way You Develop

How GDPR Will Change The Way You Develop

Whatever programming language you work in, role you hold, or product you create, GDPR requires you to be more structured and transparent about how you do things. Yet far from being a burden, you will find these obligations common-sense and surprisingly welcome.


Rhys Dipshan Highlights German Court Ruling On Data Privacy That May Foreshadow GDPR Impact

Rhys Dipshan Highlights German Court Ruling On Data Privacy That May Foreshadow GDPR Impact

After a three-year battle, a regional court in Berlin has found that Facebook’s default privacy settings, terms of service, and requirement that users register under their own name violate Germany’s data privacy and consent rules.


New Study Accentuates Challenge of Enterprise Data Protection

New Study Accentuates Challenge of Enterprise Data Protection

The study explores how issues of data security and privacy impact in-house legal teams at Fortune 1000 corporations and reveals the top concerns and emerging best practices across three key and intersecting topics: the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), IG and data security and remediation.


The Big Bang for Alternative Legal Services Providers

The Big Bang for Alternative Legal Services Providers

The ALSPs market is now sufficiently developed that GCs are demonstrating increased trust by using ALSPs for the delivery of certain tasks as a matter of course.


[Opinion] Ensuring that Email Data is Compliant with GDPR Regulations

[Opinion] Ensuring that Email Data is Compliant with GDPR Regulations

The countdown is on. With less than four months until the General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect, time is ticking for businesses to get their email security and archive solutions ready.


2017 Year-End E-Discovery Update (Gibson Dunn)

2017 Year-End E-Discovery Update (Gibson Dunn)

The consolidation among medium-sized and large e-discovery service providers, usually financed by private equity funding, that has been going on for several years now only seemed to accelerate more in 2017. It is not apparent whether this consolidation is fundamentally altering the market for e-discovery services, other than to possibly result in greater stability in the space once all of the M&A dust settles.


Nearly Everyone Backs Microsoft in Landmark Email Privacy Case—Except the DOJ

Nearly Everyone Backs Microsoft in Landmark Email Privacy Case—Except the DOJ

Microsoft’s landmark email privacy case is set to go before the Supreme Court next month, and the company has received widespread support from other tech giants, members of Congress, and foreign governments. One party that opposes Microsoft’s move? The Department of Justice.


Data Maps and Data Inventories

Data Maps and Data Inventories

Although the questions that a data map tries to solve are relatively straightforward, the process of conducting a data map can be daunting for many organizations.


Estonia, the Digital Republic

Estonia, the Digital Republic

E-Estonia is the most ambitious project in technological statecraft today, for it includes all members of the government, and alters citizens’ daily lives. The normal services that government is involved with—legislation, voting, education, justice, health care, banking, taxes, policing, and so on—have been digitally linked across one platform, wiring up the nation.


Businesses Must Limit Data To Manage Litigation Costs Better

Businesses Must Limit Data To Manage Litigation Costs Better

Managing eDiscovery in the age of distributed data, mobile devices, and explosive data growth is complicated. But companies can take steps to minimise their data, cutting costs and making litigation more efficient.


The Boundary Layer Between Law and Technology in the Connected Society

The Boundary Layer Between Law and Technology in the Connected Society

There’s an interesting dynamic when a new technology emerges. As human beings, our instinct is to get excited about the technology, to think about how it can make our lives better and more interesting. What we think much less about are the implications of this new technology. How might it change our lives in ways that we don’t necessarily consider desirable? What controls are necessary in order to prevent those harms from happening?


Emerging Industries In Legal Recruitment

Emerging Industries In Legal Recruitment

“We found the blockchain practice area to be one of the most challenging sectors in legal recruitment. Evan Fox, director of recruiting at Audrey Golden, explains: “We are seeing a very high demand for FinTech attorneys in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space.”


Data Security: Thinking About Bugs

Data Security: Thinking About Bugs

Security bugs may have wildly disparate paths of extermination. Some are quietly patched with code updates, while others make the national news and trigger companies’ incident response plans.


Relativity Unveils Next Evolution of Their e-Discovery Platform at 8th Annual Relativity Fest

Relativity Unveils Next Evolution of Their e-Discovery Platform at 8th Annual Relativity Fest

Relativity announced key enhancements to their eDiscovery platform at their annual user conference, building on nearly 500 new features delivered this year.


Emerging Content Formats Challenge eDiscovery

Emerging Content Formats Challenge eDiscovery

According to a recent report from Osterman Research, any electronic information is potentially subject to e-discovery, including text messages, social media posts, data in collaboration tools and data from the Internet of Things (IoT). Web pages and data from wearable devices and vehicle event recorders are among the new sources of electronically stored content (ESI) that are possible targets for e-discovery.


Eyeing Expansion, Chicago eDiscovery Company Rebrands

Eyeing Expansion, Chicago eDiscovery Company Rebrands

Andrew Sieja, kCura founder and CEO, said the Relativity brand long ago eclipsed kCura, a term which was coined years ago when the company had ambitions to specialize in knowledge management. Instead, it found success in the roughly $2.5 billion e-discovery software market, with a reported 13,000 users including nearly every AmLaw 200 firm, the U.S. Justice Department, plus corporations including NBCUniversal, LinkedIn, Allstate and others.