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Singapore Makes Significant Changes to Data Privacy Legislation

Countries all over the globe have been changing their data privacy landscape to account for the information protection required in the digital age. Organizations are handling large amounts of personal data gathered from numerous sources. This will only increase as more apps, communication platforms, and websites deploying more targeted advertising emerge. To avoid mishandling of sensitive information and give consumers more control, privacy reform has been trending. Now Singapore has made the list, as major amendments to the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) passed in November 2020 and has completely refocused the country’s data privacy priorities.

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Best Practices for Tackling Internal Investigations in the Era of Remote Work

In a time where it seems like everyone is working remote, at least to some degree, it is more challenging to navigate internal investigations. When the pandemic struck, many organizations did not have time to create a comprehensive work from home plan, which put sensitive business data at risk for compromise or accidental deletion. Now, it is clear that increased remote work will ensue, as many industries have realized the cost-saving and productivity benefits of virtual or semi-virtual business models.

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How Data Mapping Can Drive Compliance with Global Privacy Laws

As consumer privacy continues to be a global concern, it is increasingly important to know where company data resides in order to maintain compliance. It is no longer just the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that organizations need to be mindful of when creating privacy compliance plans. Now, there are several other laws both in the U.S. and abroad that could generate additional obligations and cross-border issues.

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Using Case Insights to Improve Litigation Strategy and Manage Costs

Performing an early case assessment (ECA) to help make better litigation strategy decisions is not a new or novel concept. However, with the rise in technology, this process has evolved and become increasingly more valuable to litigation teams. Attention to case insights comes after a team identifies, preserves, and collects electronically stored information (ESI) about potential matters. This includes litigation, internal investigations, and regulatory events.

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