Category Archives: Cross-border eDiscovery

Data protection, TAR and data security dominate my corner of Legaltech

I have already written short holding post about Legaltech (Not yet my Legaltech report) which includes links to posts by others. This article focuses on my own small corner of this vast event. Oh, and yes, I know it was … Continue reading

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Information Commissioner’s Office update: GDPR Guidance in 2017

The Information Commissioner’s Office is the UK member of the Article 29 Working Party, the EU body charged with implementing and enforcing data protection across the EU. The ICO gave significant input into the development of the General Data Protection … Continue reading

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From pillar to post – the eDiscovery conferences at the end of 2016

If I did not write up each of the conferences and events of the closing months of 2016 as they happened, that is only partly because the end of each one seemed merely to herald the preparations for the next. Aggregating … Continue reading

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Doing a keynote with Judge Peck at the AccessData 2017 User Summit in San Diego

There is of course much more to the AccessData 2017 User Summit than the keynote referred to in my heading, but that is what I am chiefly going there for, so I will put it at the top. The AccessData … Continue reading

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FTI webinar today: International data privacy – litigation and investigations in 2017 and beyond

I must have missed earlier announcements about this webinar, but it looks interesting and it is today, so I hasten to direct your attention. FTI Consulting has joined forces with Bloomberg to produce a webinar called The changing international data … Continue reading

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The Sedona Conference International Programme on Cross-Border Discovery and Data Protection – 20-21 June 2017 in Dublin

One of the most useful events which I attend every year is The Sedona Conference International Programme on Cross-Border Discovery and Data Protection Laws. Last year Sedona Working Group 6 met in Berlin, an appropriate setting partly because of Germany’s … Continue reading

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Interview: David Horrigan of kCura on predictive coding, GDPR and other Relativity Fest attractions

I caught up with David Horrigan at ILTA. He is eDiscovery Counsel and Legal Content Director at kCura and gets involved in that capacity in planning for the legal practice sessions at Relativity Fest. This interview is about those sessions. … Continue reading

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CGOC in London on 4 October: Understanding critical assets in a shifting global economy

CGOC is the Compliance, Governance and Oversight Council, a forum of over 3000 legal, IT, records, and information management professionals from corporations and government agencies. Last year, I took part in its London meeting and am doing so again at … Continue reading

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Reviewing the year so far: May: Relativity Roadshow and IICE in London and Enfuse in Las Vegas

This is the second in a short series summarising the events which I have attended so far in 2016. The first is here. The travelogue is just a peg for the real purpose of the series, which is to show … Continue reading

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Panama Papers and cross-border data flows at the Nuix User Exchange

Everyone has their own reasons for going to the Nuix User Exchange – there is something for everyone on the Agenda, whether they are engaged in eDiscovery, law enforcement, forensics or security and whether as corporate client, lawyer, hands-on user, … Continue reading

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Consilio paper: How technology can support data protection compliance

Today, the European Commission launched the EU–US Privacy Shield with the headline “Stronger protection for transatlantic data flows”. The European Commission press release is here and the reciprocal Remarks by the US Secretary of Commerce are here. This seems a … Continue reading

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eDiscovery opportunities in the Brexit difficulty

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty”. Winston Churchill I spent last week doing a mini-tour of European cities, organised (and excellently) by AccessData. The theme was the collision between data … Continue reading

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From Himmler to Theresa May to Trump to Microsoft + LinkedIn: why we need data protection

The condemnation in Godwin’s Law, the “Reductio ad Hitlerum”, does not apply to an article which legitimately begins with a record of Nazi atrocities in Berlin. The implied comparison between Heinrich Himmler and Chris Grayling is justified by their parallel … Continue reading

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The Sedona Conference: Practical in-house approaches for cross-border discovery and data protection

The Sedona Conference has published Practical in-house approaches to cross-border discovery and data protection after several months of public comment on an earlier version. This is a disorientating area to practice in, particularly at the moment: We now have a … Continue reading

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EU in-depth analysis: the data protection regime in China

The European Parliament’s Directorate-General for Internal Policies, Policy Department C: Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs has produced an In-depth analysis of the data protection regime in China. Those who consider that the present privacy regime in the EU is complex … Continue reading

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In London, Amsterdam and Frankfurt in June with AccessData and Judge Peck

AccessData has organised a short speaking tour in June when US Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck and I will speak in London, Amsterdam and Frankfurt over the week beginning 20 June. In each city, we will be joined by a panel … Continue reading

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Navigant expands its Global Legal Technology Solutions offering to Asia

As I have noted elsewhere, Navigant has grouped a comprehensive range of functions relating to information management into its Global Legal Technology Solutions practice to address the data management challenges of its worldwide clients. Increasingly (and rightly) large corporations are … Continue reading

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Sedona Conference Programme on Cross-Border Discovery and Data Protection in Berlin 7 to 8 June

The 8th Annual Sedona Conference International Programme on Cross-Border Discovery and Data Protection Laws will take place in Berlin on 7 to 8 June 2016. Applications are now being accepted for attendance at this event which has even more relevance … Continue reading

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Jonathan Marshall of Navigant talks about cross-border discovery after the end of Safe Harbour

Last year, I interviewed Navigant Managing Director Jonathan Marshall about how Navigant dealt with the problems encountered when dealing with cross-border discovery on behalf of clients. The Schrems decision and the invalidation of Safe Harbour, the pending Data Protection Regulation, … Continue reading

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Off to Hong Kong for Legaltech Asia in Hong Kong

I did not bother to put my suitcase away after getting back from Legaltech New York because I am heading off this weekend for Legaltech Asia in Hong Kong. This one-day event has become a welcome fixture in the calendar. … Continue reading

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Interview: US Magistrate Judge Peck on cross-border discovery after Schrems

Shortly after the Schrems judgment was published, I moderated a panel on cross-border discovery at Lawtech Europe Congress in Brussels. One of the panellists was US Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck, and I took the opportunity to interview him about one … Continue reading

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Moving from the tactical to the strategic as Consilio buys Huron Legal

“In small operations, everyone is doing something tactical every day. Now we can think strategically, with account managers focusing on the objectives of corporations and law firms, not just pushing data from the left to the right” This seemed to … Continue reading

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ILTA Teleforum today – no Safe Harbour: what’s new in the European data protection laws?

I am taking part in an ILTA teleforum today at 4:00pm GMT / 11:00am EST with the title No safe harbour: what’s new in European data protection laws? Our focus will inevitably be the consequences of the Schrems Safe Harbour … Continue reading

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Interview: Patrick Burke of Seyfarth Shaw on cross-border data transfers for eDiscovery

It is many years since Patrick Burke and I started talking together about cross-border data transfers for eDiscovery. We had an annual slot at Guidance Software’s CEIC (now Enfuse) events and I recall a slide set from about 2009 which … Continue reading

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CGOC Europe 2015: Privacy, Security and Compliance in London on 11 December

CGOC is the Compliance, Governance and Oversight Council which brings together more than 3,300 legal, IT, records and information management professionals from corporations and government agencies around the world. On 11 December, it is running an event in London with … Continue reading

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Recommind webinar on 20 October: No Safe Harbor – 5 strategies for cross-border eDiscovery

Recommind is presenting a webinar on 20 October (that is, TODAY) with the name No Safe Harbor – 5 strategies for cross-border eDiscovery. The subject, of course, is the transfer of data from the EU to the US following the … Continue reading

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Speaking about Schrems and EU data privacy in Nashville with Cicayda

Tomorrow I am speaking at the offices of Butler Snow in Nashville at the invitation of Cicayda. I was already booked to speak about cross-border discovery before the timely arrival of the Schrems decision. That will certainly feature prominently in … Continue reading

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Silence from me for now on Schrems and Safe Harbour

If you have any interest in cross-border discovery or any form of data transfer to the US, you will be aware that the EU Court of Justice has delivered a judgment in Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner the effect of which … Continue reading

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The Sedona Conference publishes Practical in-house approaches for cross-border discovery and data protection

The Sedona Conference has published the public comment version of its Practical in-house approaches for cross-border discovery and data protection. I have not yet had the opportunity of reading this version, but I read, and was impressed by an earlier … Continue reading

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Judge Peck and former Senior Master Whitaker discuss eDiscovery vs eDisclosure in the US and UK

So far as I am aware, there is no competition to find the most regular participant in panels and webinars devoted to cross-border discovery and the comparative requirements of the US and UK. If there was such a contest, I would … Continue reading

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Wide range of subjects and speakers at InSig2 Lawtech Europe Congress in Brussels in October

Lawtech Europe Congress, rebranded as InSig2 Lawtech 2015, has hitherto taken place in Prague. This year it moves to Brussels, taking place at the Management Centre Europe on 26-27 October 2015. There are two keynote speakers. The first is by … Continue reading

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Crossing borders back from Hong Kong

In case you wonder why this blog has fallen silent, it is because I am in Hong Kong for the 7th Sedona Conference Working Group 6 Cross-Border and Data Protection Programme. That is a fairly intensive programme – a packed … Continue reading

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ZyLAB webinar today: dealing with the complexity of multinational litigation

ZyLAB is presenting a webinar today, 27 May, at 1:00pm ET with the title Dealing with the complexity of multinational litigation. These speakers are Gregory Bufithis, managing director of eTERA Consulting Europe, and Mary Mack, Enterprise Technology Counsel at ZyLAB, … Continue reading

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Technology Law Conference 2015 in Singapore: the Future of Money and Data

The Singapore Academy of Law is organising a conference to take place in Singapore on 29 and 30 June. It is called Technology Law Conference 2015: the Future of Money and Data. Its theme is that technology offers both utopian … Continue reading

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More on accessibility of data – judicial imperialism, the right to be forgotten, and spies

There is more to data accessibility than eDiscovery / eDisclosure which is my main subject. The use of data in one jurisdiction which exists in another is of growing concern, and not just to lawyers. The subject comes up again only … Continue reading

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UK court orders disclosure against French party despite Blocking Statute

Those who have read my occasional fulminations about US courts ordering discovery in breach of French blocking statutes will recall that much of the argument turns on whether the French will actually enforce the statute by imposing penalties on those … Continue reading

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Germany moves to restrict US data transfers as PRISM concerns grow

Buried deep in my article Cross-border discovery and privacy gaps widen thanks to PRISM and trolls was a reference to an article by Hunton & Williams called German DPAs Halt Data Transfer Approvals and Consider Suspending Transfers Based on Safe … Continue reading

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Cross-border discovery and privacy gaps widen thanks to PRISM and trolls

The eDiscovery world was not gracious enough to take a break while I was travelling recently, and I come back to a mass of things to write about. Having cleared out the things with deadlines – webinar notices and the … Continue reading

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Welcome to UBIC as new sponsor of the eDisclosure Information Project

It is a pleasure to welcome UBIC as a new sponsor of the eDisclosure Information Project. Theirs is a name which I have known about for some time, but it was only at LegalTech that I had the opportunity of … Continue reading

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Americans abroad: US begins to understand foreign attitudes to eDiscovery

Part of my reasoning in deciding not to go last year to the Georgetown Advanced eDiscovery Institute was the knowledge that others would write comprehensively about what was said there – Georgetown brings out the likes of LTN’s Monica Bay … Continue reading

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