Lessons in Compliance from Legaltech 2017

Earlier this month at Legaltech we assembled a panel of three in-house experts to discuss preparing for and navigating through compliance issues successfully. The discussion, a step outside the normal talk of e-discovery, resulted in a session ripe with audience participation and even yielded an article on Law.com.

Florida Leads the Way in Requiring Technology CLE – Let’s Hope Others Follow

Florida’s Supreme Court recently approved a proposal mandating that Florida Bar members complete three credit hours of continuing legal education in technology every three years, making it the first state bar to impose such a requirement on its attorneys. Hopefully other states will follow suit (and quickly), given the potential consequences when lawyers lack the technology skills basic to their practice.

EU-US Privacy Shield – The Price of Admission

On July 12, 2016, the European Commission announced its final approval of the EU-US Privacy Shield framework, which replaces the US Department of Commerce "Safe Harbor" program. Safe Harbor formerly served as one of several mechanisms for companies in the EU to transfer personal data from the EU to the US, but the European Court of Justice invalidated the program in the fall of 2015, on the grounds that it failed to adequately protect the privacy rights of EU citizens.