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GDPR – A Catalyst for Information Governance Programs

Information governance (IG) is no longer simply an efficiency opportunity.  It is a critical framework for your organization’s approach to managing information that needs to be consistently updated as laws, practices, and technology continue to rapidly change.

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In a new GDPR World, Information Governance's Time Is Now

Over the years, interest in Information Governance (IG) practices and related technology solutions within the legal industry has ebbed and flowed, primarily following the pattern of economic cycles.  We have reached a tipping point where another cycle of heightened interest from enterprise buyers is well underway.  And this time the benefits realized will live up to the hype resulting in sustained investment.

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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The GDPR updates the EU’s 1995 framework data privacy law—which is outdated due to the technological advances that have occurred since the mid-1990s.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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What Law Firms Need to Know about the GDPR

Beginning May 25, the EU Data Protection Directive will be replaced with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In a nutshell, the purpose of GDPR is to improve the protection and privacy of all personal data collected about European Union data subjects.

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