Sensitive Data in E-Discovery: Find It, Cull It, Protect It

As volumes of electronically stored information increase, more and more sensitive data finds its way into ESI collected for legal matters, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult for organizations to effectively protect sensitive data in discovery. We explore some specific measures to protect sensitive data that can be incorporated into e-discovery project workflows. Learn how to find it, cull it, and protect your client's or organizations's sensitive data in e-discovery.

Survey Says? Not Ready for GDPR

With all this attention, shouldn't we assume that every organization subject to the GDPR—which is quite a broad group—is diligently preparing? After all, the GDPR goes into effect in May 2018, less than a year from now. Is your organization going to be compliant before the GDPR regulations take effect?

Sensitive Information in Unstructured Data: A Corporate Blind Spot?

The common practice of sensitive data "de-structuring" creates significant enterprise information risk. When sensitive information becomes de-structured — leaving secure systems of record and moving to more vulnerable unstructured data sources — the corporate enterprise faces increased risk. Learn how that risk can be managed through data analytics and good information governance practices.

Data Privacy & Information Governance Get Intimate

Data privacy and information governance get intimate in a recently-settled claim against the Canadian company We-Vibe. The lawsuit alleged that they violated customers' privacy by tracking the very intimate details surrounding usage of "adult sensual lifestyle products," which illustrates again the complexity and ramifications of data collecting, aggregation, and analytics in today's world. And what's particularly interesting is something we've discussed before on this blog, data context.

EU-US Privacy Shield: Good News & Bad News

We’ve got some good news and some bad news regarding the EU-US Privacy Shield, the trans-Atlantic data transfer framework approved by regulators in July of 2016. The U.S. Department of Commerce recently approved DiscoverReady’s Privacy Shield self-certification submission, which means that our clients may lawfully transfer personal data from the EU to us.