The European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been in effect since May 2018. The law’s goal of protecting EU citizens’ personal information and privacy seems to be coming into fruition. In the past, the EU has issued steep fines for GDPR violations, even when there was no data breach. Under the GDPR, regulators can issue fines up to four percent of an organization’s global revenue and can be costly. It is important to remember that this law can reach organizations outside of the EU if they offer goods and services to EU citizens.read more
As with past years, eDiscovery was a hot topic in case law. Spanning from Rule 45 to cost shifting and more, the courts tackled several eDiscovery obstacles. With each decision, legal practitioners glean more insight into how courts will handle these issues in future cases and tips for polishing their eDiscovery practices.read more
2020 has been a year like no other, and through our blog, the Epiq Angle, we have explored many new topics to help you keep up with the changes that COVID-19 has thrust upon us. Every sector in the legal industry has been impacted. Throughout it all, we have focused on identifying trends, uncovering new technology, and providing tips and tricks to cope with these ever-changing times.
When thinking about class action lawsuits, most people envision legal proceedings occurring in the United States. However, class and collective proceedings modeled after those in the U.S. are becoming increasingly popular abroad – specifically in the U.K. and European Union (EU). Other countries with rising class and collective proceedings are turning to the U.S. for guidance on how to navigate this lengthy and often complicated process.read more