Data security is a hot global topic right now. New laws that closely regulate data security practices seem to be popping up everywhere in order to account for all of the data people transmit electronically daily. Attorneys have been tightening their practices to protect confidential data and advising their clients to do the same. However, some organisations may not be aware that they could be liable for data breaches perpetrated by their employees – even in seemingly unrelated situations.
Corporations are struggling to store, understand, and manage mind-bogglingly huge volumes of information. By getting a firm grip on their data, businesses are in a better position to meet legal requirements, and will benefit from the resulting advantages associated with organizing their data, such as reduced storage costs and increased efficiency.read more
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.read more
Privacy advocates were pleased in 2016 when the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, ruling in favor of Microsoft, found that the government could not compel the tech giant to turn over customer data stored overseas. The decision marked the first time that a federal court had ruled on whether the Stored Communications Act (SCA) could be applied overseas. At the time, it appeared that tech companies may be able to rely on the SCA to protect information stored on servers located outside the U.S. Read on for our take.read more