While Preparing for the Whyte Walkers, Hackers Breach the Wall

The ongoing saga of the HBO data hack demonstrates the challenges of protecting the myriad types and locations of sensitive data in today’s digital environment. With data breaches happening more often, and with every type of business at risk, companies must go beyond standard InfoSec practices to identify and protect sensitive data. The HBO hack and other similar breaches demonstrate that, despite the increased focus on data security, it still isn’t enough.

TAR Caselaw Update: Out West and Down Under

Here on the DiscoverReady blog, we report periodically on significant developments in the case law regarding the use of Technology Assisted Review (TAR) in legal discovery. This update, which recaps three cases decided in the last several months, takes us out to the Left Coast, and then to the land down under.

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.

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.

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.