Posts Tagged ‘security’

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.


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.


RPX Corporation to be Acquired by HGGC

RPX Corporation to be Acquired by HGGC

RPX Corporation (NASDAQ: RPXC), the leading provider of patent risk and discovery management solutions, today [May 1, 2018] announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by HGGC, a leading middle-market private equity firm, in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $555 million.


Malicious Insider? Recognizing Disloyal Employee Risks

Malicious Insider? Recognizing Disloyal Employee Risks

One of the biggest risks to data security comes from disloyal employees, sometimes called the “malicious insider.” The evidence suggests that these actors are responsible for more than a fifth of all theft of, or improper access to, company data. 


Information Governance and eDiscovery Packaged Services: Six Example Offerings

Information Governance and eDiscovery Packaged Services: Six Example Offerings

Packaged services may help legal technology service providers bridge the gap between traditional hourly consulting offerings and fully managed services. They may also provide a strong opportunity to create additional sales entry points and potential new revenue streams by making access to current consulting offerings easier to understand, easier to evaluate, and easier to purchase.


Weaponizing AI? Internet Security Threats to Watch For in 2018

Weaponizing AI? Internet Security Threats to Watch For in 2018

The cybersecurity industry is turning to artificial intelligence (AI) to provide better solutions, but meanwhile, cybercriminals are using AI for nefarious purposes — and to avoid those very solutions.


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.


CloudNine Acquires eDiscovery Product Lines from LexisNexis

CloudNine Acquires eDiscovery Product Lines from LexisNexis

“CloudNine is excited to carry on the LexisNexis eDiscovery product suite and continue providing vital services to existing and new customers. This acquisition allows us to invest in the product suite, delivering enhanced capabilities and services to our customers through a robust, automated eDiscovery product platform,” shared Brad Jenkins, CEO of CloudNine.


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.


E-Discovery and Cryptocurrencies: Potential Litigation and Challenges Ahead

E-Discovery and Cryptocurrencies: Potential Litigation and Challenges Ahead

 As cryptocurrencies become adopted and accepted by mainstream vendors and consumers, it’s a good idea for attorneys to think about the potential litigation and eDiscovery challenges ahead.


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.


Google, AMP, and Email: An Interactive Addition to ESI

Google, AMP, and Email: An Interactive Addition to ESI

Frederic Lardinois of TechCrunch highlights a new and interesting approach to email from Google, AMP for Email. Available for developers who request preview access, this new approach appears to be another example of the increasing capability and complexity of electronically stored information.


Jeff Price on Getting the Most Out of eDiscovery Technology

Jeff Price on Getting the Most Out of eDiscovery Technology

Perhaps the biggest obstacle preventing attorneys from using modern technology in their eDiscovery practice is they simply don’t realize what exists and is currently available.


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.


Jared Coseglia on ESI Elephant Hunting

Jared Coseglia on ESI Elephant Hunting

Jared Coseglia is one of the most talented business leaders and communicators in the eDiscovery ecosystem. In the following extract from a recent article of his (Top 10 Predictions for the E-Discovery and Cybersecurity Job Market in 2018) he concisely articulates an example of the growing gulf between the haves and have-nots in the eDiscovery provider world.


7 Crucial Steps to Improved Internal Investigations

7 Crucial Steps to Improved Internal Investigations

When allegations of misconduct are raised, leadership should quickly turn its attention to an internal investigation. Depending on the nature of the supposed wrongdoing, the matter may need to be investigated quickly. But a haphazard investigation won’t do. Jeffrey Klink offers seven steps to a successful investigation.


Security vs. Speed: The Risk of Rushing to the Cloud

Security vs. Speed: The Risk of Rushing to the Cloud

“What’s happening in the move to the cloud has happened in the tech industry from the beginning,” says Michael Landewe, Avanan co-founder and VP of business development. “People move to new tech based on new features and capabilities. Security always follows.”


[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.


NIST Issues “Blockchain Technology Overview”

NIST Issues “Blockchain Technology Overview”

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a report titled “Blockchain Technology Overview.” The report is intended to provide a high-level technical overview and discusses the application of blockchain technology to electronic currency in depth as well as broader applications.


Logikcull Raises $25 Million to Continue Making Discovery Instant for Everyone

Logikcull Raises $25 Million to Continue Making Discovery Instant for Everyone

Logikcull, the cloud-based discovery platform on a mission to make discovery instant and accessible for everyone, today announced that it has raised an additional $25 million in a round led by New Enterprise Associates (“NEA”), with participation from existing investors OpenView Venture Partners and Storm Ventures.


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.


Too Many Law Firms Are Still Fighting the Last War: “2018 Report on the State of the Legal Market”

Too Many Law Firms Are Still Fighting the Last War: “2018 Report on the State of the Legal Market”

Law firms have spent much of the past decade fortifying themselves against anticipated challenges. But strategies based on how the market has behaved in the past may be leaving many firms unprepared for the rapid transformations that are sweeping the legal industry.


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.