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UK Companies May Face Liability for Breaches By Independent Actors

On January 12, 2017, a U.K. court rendered a decision in a class action that could affect the way U.K. courts view vicarious liability for data breaches.

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Effective Project Management Mitigates eDiscovery Errors

The eDiscovery process is complicated, with ample opportunity for errors. Mistakes can be caused by poor identification, preservation, and collection processes; inadequate review; or incomplete production. Even in the best situations, mistakes will happen.
 

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ECA Can Help Manage New Disclosure Rule Timelines

The new disclosure rules in the UK force counsel and their clients to think about disclosure much earlier in the timeline of a case.  You need to submit initial disclosure with your statement of case, and you need to have an understanding of the key issues and the type of disclosure you will request for each within 28 days of close of the statement of case. 
 

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Creating an Information Governance Structure

A well-crafted information governance framework can properly manage valuable data and minimize risk. But not all data protection programs are created equal. Security measures taken by an organization should protect your specific information in your specific environment—it’s a matter of scale and matter of risk. To create the right structure for your company, it is crucial to assess your data, understand the information you need to protect, and know how you are expected to comply with the law.
 

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