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EU GDPR eDiscovery — Top Ten Tips for Litigators

Posted in Cross-Border (International) Privacy Issues, Data Privacy, eDiscovery Law & Process, Information Security
EU GDPR eDiscovery — Top Ten Tips for Litigators by Robert Brownstone and Tyler Newby (with thanks to Shannon Turner and Sandra Pomeroy) NOT LEGAL ADVICE.  This non-exhaustive Letterman-style list is to help you spot the GDPR’s potential impacts on data collection and production in litigation involving EU persons Overview (10. – 6.) 10.   The European Union… Continue Reading

Records Retention Projects: ‘Clean That ESI Garage!’

Posted in Backups, eDiscovery Law & Process, Electronic Information Management (EIM), Information Security, Records Retention/Destruction
In this colorful 6-minute Records Retention video, I provide an overview of how a well-organized Electronic Information Management (“EIM”) environment can help a company of any shape or size: improve efficiency; save money on storage; reduce risk; and prepare for litigation and eDiscovery. Fenwick & West’s  EIM Practice Group, which I lead, is now in its second… Continue Reading

Heartbleed: It’s 10 PM; Do You Know Where Your Data is?

Posted in Cloud, Data Privacy, Electronic Information Management (EIM), Encryption, Information Security
 Heartbleed — The “Data Map” Lesson — Intro The Heartbleed vulnerability is, by now, an item about which we have all assuredly heard a lot.   To get caught up on your reading on the technology aspects of this issue, see the linked articles I have compiled in the “To Learn More” section at the end of this post.    Note, though,… Continue Reading

European (EU) Data Protection Law Handbook now live (REVISED 6/12/15)

Posted in Cross-Border (International) Privacy Issues, Data Privacy, European Union (EU), International Law and Cross-Border Data Transfers
This 214-page document, “Handbook on European data protection law,” looks incredibly comprehensive.  It ends with 13 pages of citations to European case law on various issues. The resource was “jointly prepared by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights and the Council of Europe together with the Registry of the European Court of Human Rights.”… Continue Reading