Countdown to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): The UK Information Commissioner’s Priorities

Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner for the U.K., joins the regulator at a time when the U.K. is undergoing seismic changes to its political and legislative frameworks. With Brexit looming large on the horizon, her role has never been more challenging. During a recent seminar entitled “A Fireside Chat,” she shared a few of the competing priorities the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) will be managing during the coming months. Read on to learn more about them.

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Can innovation take legal technology into the future?

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.

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New Privacy Opinion: Lawyers Don’t Have to Communicate with Parties like it’s 1999

Do lawyers have to use encryption when communicating with a client? It depends on the circumstances, according to the ABA’s Ethics Committee. The committee recently updated the guidance it released back in 1999. Now, most business communication is electronic. Plus, each device and each storage location offer an opportunity for inadvertent or unauthorized disclosure. Hackers and cyber criminals have also become more skilled. And law firms are increasingly a target. Read on to learn what a lawyer's ethical privacy duties are.

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Court Allows UPS to Use Statistical Estimates Instead of Raw Data in Discovery Request —At Least for Now

UPS’s attempt to use statistical estimates in lieu of producing actual data to meet a discovery request was approved by federal appeals court. Read on for Epiq's take on what that means for legal professionals and eDiscovery practitioners.

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