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Australia Takes Steps to Tighten Data Security Laws

Australia has recently taken significant action in the realm of data security that will potentially have global impact. In December 2018, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) released recommendations on ways big technology companies can improve data security.
 

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How Mobile Devices are Changing eDiscovery

The importance of mobile device data in legal discovery, investigations, and other proceedings is ubiquitous and virtually indisputable. Mobile devices such as cellphones, smartphones, e-readers, and tablets pose a significant and unique challenge to the legal industry when it comes to the collection, searching, processing and production of electronically stored information for discovery. Read on for what you need to know when approaching mobile data collection for legal discovery.

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Is Colorado Changing the Landscape of Data Breach Laws?

In the wake of massive breaches, the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) going into effect, all 50 states now have data breach laws in place.  However, Colorado just passed the “Protections for Consumer Data Privacy,” which now sets the bar as the most stringent requirements in the U.S.  This law substantially tightens reporting requirements for organizations hit by a data breach and requires much firmer measures be taken to protect consumers’ personal information.  

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How will the GDPR impact international investigations? 

The GDPR updates the EU’s 1995 framework data privacy law—which is outdated due to the technological advances that have occurred since the mid-1990s. The European Commission proposed the GDPR in 2012, to modernize the law and create greater harmonization across the EU. However, the current law is implemented in 20 different ways across the union which makes it challenging for multinational companies to comply. Due to the law’s very broad territorial reach, it applies to companies both in the EU and outside of the EU that collect and process personal data in connection with an EU establishment. 

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