Foundational, Not Disruptive: The Truth About Blockchain

Blockchain is a foundational technology that has the potential to create new foundations for our economic and social systems. Blockchain is not a “disruptive” technology, which can attack a traditional business model with a lower-cost solution and overtake incumbent firms quickly.

Cryptoconundrum: The Pros and Cons of Decentralized Money for eDiscovery

The most promising approach to ediscovery of cryptocurrency transactions, for now, is through traditional digital forensics: imaging a hard drive and accessing the user’s wallet files and transaction history directly. Alternatively, some ediscovery professionals have subpoenaed users’ master keys.

California Company Settles FTC Charges Related to Privacy Shield Participation

This is the FTC’s fourth case enforcing Privacy Shield. It continues the FTC’s commitment to enforcing international privacy frameworks, making a total of 47 cases enforcing the Privacy Shield, the predecessor Safe Harbor framework, and the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Cross Border Privacy Rules framework.

Privacy Alert – Alexa (and Friends) is Listening!

The “open mic” of so many voice-assisted devices coupled with the nigh-ubiquitous network of “smart devices,” other gadgets and gizmos increasingly listening to everything said around them certainly presents opportunity for mistake – and, perhaps, hacking.

The Benefit and Drawback of Open Source Search

While the Apache Project has many supporting tools, such as the Nutch crawler and the Tika “filter pack,” which extend the capabilities of both Lucene or Solr, implementing a pure open source search solution takes significant effort.

GDPR and U.S. eDiscovery – Who Will Win the Game of Chicken

One topic, however, that has gotten scant attention is what the GDPR will mean for litigators seeking discovery from Europe. Well, here is a prediction – U.S. courts will have little patience for GDPR compliance requirements if the result is a failure to preserve electronically stored information (ESI), a substantial delay in producing requested documents and data, or an outright refusal to produce the materials requested.

Contextually-Aware Mobile Security as a Service: The Key to IoT Security and GDPR Compliance & Readiness with Blockchain

While security (network security, IoT security, application-security) is a critical piece in privacy, privacy regulations like GDPR have additional elements like policy enforcement, monitoring, control and reporting, to flag and control a rogue IT administrator as an example, or someone internally casually looking at a customer’s private data. So a business can be secure, but still be non-GDPR compliant. And an insecure firm, is most definitely non-GDPR compliant.