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Countdown to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): The UK Information Commissioner’s Priorities

Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner for the U.K., joins the regulator at a time when the U.K. is undergoing seismic changes to its political and legislative frameworks. With Brexit looming large on the horizon, her role has never been more challenging. During a recent seminar entitled “A Fireside Chat,” she shared a few of the competing priorities the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) will be managing during the coming months. Read on to learn more about them.

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Can innovation take legal technology into the future?

The past decade has seen extraordinary change in how legal services are delivered and consumed. From my early experience as national technical editor of the first Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) to my more recent experience in the emerging legal operations profession, I’ve had a front row seat. I’ve recently taken on the role of chief innovation officer at Epiq. With approximately $1 billion in revenue last year from more than 40 countries supported by 7,000 employees, we have a unique perspective from which we can evaluate opportunities for innovation in the legal industry.

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New Privacy Opinion: Lawyers Don’t Have to Communicate with Parties like it’s 1999

Do lawyers have to use encryption when communicating with a client? It depends on the circumstances, according to the ABA’s Ethics Committee. The committee recently updated the guidance it released back in 1999. Now, most business communication is electronic. Plus, each device and each storage location offer an opportunity for inadvertent or unauthorized disclosure. Hackers and cyber criminals have also become more skilled. And law firms are increasingly a target. Read on to learn what a lawyer's ethical privacy duties are.

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Legal Implications for Information Technology, Services and eDiscovery in APAC

Hong Kong – as part of China but with a separate and independent legal system, and serving a gateway of global trade and data flow – was a particularly good location for the first one-day Sedona Conference forum in Asia. Hong Kong, in legal and technology terms, is a valuable location for data centers, information storage and processing operations to serve the greater Asia-Pacific region as well as global organizations doing business in Asia.

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