Category Archives: Data privacy

Fighting the good fight at the Nuix User Exchange 2017

You take your optimism where you can find it these days. Few of us can feel very cheery about the political or economic future on either side of the Atlantic. At times like this, optimism lies in hoping that your … Continue reading

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Interview: David Horrigan of Relativity talks about Relativity Fest and RelativityOne

Relativity Fest is Relativity’s big conference, held this year in Chicago between 22 and 25 October. David Horrigan is eDiscovery counsel and Legal Content Director for Relativity, which gives him an important role in the preparation for Relativity Fest. I … Continue reading

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Off to ILTA in Las Vegas to talk about EU data and to do some interviews

ILTA is the International Legal Technology Association. ILTA works hard all year encouraging the sharing of ideas between those whose business involves (or should involve) the application of technology to a wide range of legal functions and issues. For many, … Continue reading

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Interview: David Wallack of NightOwl Discovery on the GDPR and the use of analytics beyond disputes discovery

David Wallack is eDiscovery Counsel and Director of Legal Operations at NightOwl Discovery. NightOwl is particularly well placed to help its corporate clients with the implications of keeping and managing data in the EU because, in addition to its long-standing … Continue reading

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Cross-border discovery and data protection in Dublin with the Sedona Conference

I am back from the Ninth Annual Sedona Conference International Programme on Cross-Border Discovery and Data Protection Laws organised by The Sedona Conference Working Group 6 (Sedona Working Groups are explained here). It took place in County Kildare, just outside … Continue reading

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ICO paper on Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) publishes several short papers designed to increase awareness of the technical, security and legal implications of various aspects of data holding. These documents are not, and do not purport to be, detailed explanations of … Continue reading

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Sonia Cheng of FTI Consulting on the GDPR: a challenge and an opportunity

Sonia Cheng is FTI Consulting’s European Information Governance Leader. In this short video, Sonia introduces some ideas for companies to consider when first tackling compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation. Quite a lot of GDPR summaries focus solely on … Continue reading

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A few days in Ireland – cliffs, Brexit, cross-border discovery and the GDPR

The absence of new posts here sometimes leads to the assumption that I have died or retired. Nothing so exciting – I was in Ireland, mainly for the Sedona Conference Programme on Cross-Border Discovery and Data Protection Laws, held outside … Continue reading

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A wide range of topics at the AccessData User Summit

I went last month to the AccessData User Summit at an attractive resort in San Diego. I moderated or took part in four panels, learnt a lot, met up with old acquaintances and made new ones. It was an extremely … Continue reading

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David Horrigan of kCura interviews Judge Peck on points of International eDiscovery

Among the people on my list for video interviews at Relativity Fest London (I wrote about that here) were US Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck and David Horrigan of kCura. It occurred to me that I could save some time by … Continue reading

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The Nuix Black Report on cybercrime: knowing your enemy

The Nuix Black Report on cybercrime was published in February. Leaving it to simmer a while has shown its value, as cyber incidents like WannaCry show the value of the understanding and planning which the report urges. There is a … Continue reading

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The Sedona Conference: discussing cross-border eDiscovery and data protection in London and Ireland

On 3 May, I took part in a panel organised by the Sedona Conference Working Group 6 on cross-border discovery and data protection laws. The event, sponsored by Swiss Re and Consilio, was moderated by Monika Kuschewsky of Squire Patton … Continue reading

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Relativity Fest London – a rounded eDisclosure conference not just a trade show

As I noted when I wrote about it in advance, kCura’s Relativity Fest London has been moving over the years to become a full-blown eDiscovery / eDisclosure event and not just a platform for launching kCura initiatives and for networking. There … Continue reading

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Reminder: Sedona WG6 London event on 3 May on cross-border data transfers

This is a reminder that there is an interesting and important panel discussion next week in London when a panel organised by Sedona Conference Working Group 6 discusses the challenges of cross-border data transfers. I wrote about it here. The … Continue reading

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FTI webinar on 18 May: using information governance strategies to prepare for the GDPR

Although many companies are effectively preparing for the new regulatory environment of the General Data Protection Regulation, many are not. There are anecdotal suggestions that some companies have abandoned existing compliance efforts under the misapprehension that Brexit will make the … Continue reading

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Sedona Conference WG6 event in London on 3 May: the challenges of cross-border data transfers

The Sedona Conference Working Group 6 covers international electronic information management, discovery and disclosure, including data protection issues. WG6 has three membership-building events coming up, one in Chicago on 24 April, one in London on 3 May and one in … Continue reading

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Video of our ACEDS panel on the GDPR – a hypothetical case study

In early March, I took part in a panel about the GDPR organised by the ACEDS London chapter. I moderated, and the participants were Daniel Cooper of Covington, Susan Knox of Mayer Brown and Will Wilkinson of Yerra Solutions. Mayer … Continue reading

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OpenText on using discovery analytics to solve GDPR challenges

In talking about the pending General Data Protection Regulation, I always take the opportunity to suggest that GDPR requirements might be the spur to the amorphous concept of information governance, providing the return on investment which companies have hitherto sought … Continue reading

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ACEDS London panel – get a DPO and do some IG before the ICO enforces the GDPR against YOU

Last year I moderated the panel which launched the ACEDS UK Chapter. Our subject was predictive coding, and the combination of the subject-matter and the organising skill of the ACEDS UK committee got us a large audience by London standards. … Continue reading

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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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Elizabeth Denham, UK Information Commissioner, talks about GDPR and accountability

Shortly after I published my article Information Commissioner’s Office update: GDPR guidance in 2017, I came across the text of a lecture called GDPR and accountability delivered on 17 January by Elizabeth Denham, the UK Information Commissioner, delivered to the Institute of … Continue reading

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DESI VII – seventh workshop on Discovery of Electronically Stored Information – London on 12 June

The seventh workshop on Discovery of Electronically Stored Information, known as DESI VII, will take place in London on 12 June 2017 as part of the 2017 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law (ICAIL). I know about it because … 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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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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UK government confirms it will implement the GDPR

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation will take effect in May 2018. Some people seem to assume that the UK’s pending departure from the EU, known as Brexit, will mean that the UK need not comply with the terms of … Continue reading

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Panama Papers and Data Protection at the Nuix User Exchange

There are people, I know, who can bash out a 1,400 word report about an event in the cab on the way back to the airport, but I am not one of them. I have done four other events since … 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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AccessData webinar series: Privacy and security in the age of global investigations

AccessData is presenting a series of three webinars under the heading Privacy and security in the age of global investigations. Two of them are about EU requirements, the first on data security and data protection and the second on EU … Continue reading

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Sedona Conference programme on cross-border discovery and data protection in Hong Kong on 21 September

The Sedona Conference Working Group 6 is concerned with cross-border discovery and data protection laws. Its main annual event is usually held in the US or Europe (this year’s was in Berlin) but last year it took place in Hong … Continue reading

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Reviewing the year so far: June – into Europe with Sedona and AccessData

This is my third consecutive post about the eDiscovery events which I have attended so far in 2016 (you can find the earlier ones here and here). The point, to reiterate, is not to suggest that my travels are of … 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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The UK ICO: the key themes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

It would be essential to take account of the views of the UK Information Commissioner’s Office however well or badly it expressed them. As it happens, this extremely good document by the ICO sets out the themes and implications of … 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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The Microsoft Warrant appeal decision and US exceptionalism in a changing world

A kind person sent me the appeal decision in Microsoft v United States before the metaphorical ink was dry. Usually I could drop everything and deal with it, but its arrival coincided with one of those rare blog posts which … 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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AccessData European tour: When data transfer collides with data privacy

I am just back from the Sedona Conference Programme on Cross-Border Discovery and Data Protection in Berlin, on which I will write shortly. I won’t put my suitcase away just yet, however, nor my notes from Berlin, because next week … 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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Nuix living up to its promises at the Insider Conference in London

I was diverted from writing about the Nuix Insider Conference, held in London on 23 March, by the news of the Panama Papers which broke shortly afterwards. That was too topical to miss, and Nuix played a major part in … Continue reading

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Guidance Software Data Risk and Privacy Survey results

Guidance Software undertakes a survey each year on some aspect of data management or data risk. This year, and unsurprisingly, the survey is about data risk and privacy, with the subtitle How concerned are organisations with data risk? The survey results, … Continue reading

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Nuix webinar on 31 May: EU General Data Protection Regulation – Need to Knows

On 31 May, Nuix is presenting a webinar called EU General Data Protection Regulation – Need to Knows. The subject, and the panel, is a re-run of a session at the very successful Nuix Insider Conference in London on 23 … Continue reading

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FTI publishes Forrester data privacy heat map

We are, perhaps, gradually winning the battle to persuade US lawyers, courts and regulators that the privacy and data protection requirements of other jurisdictions are not to be lightly ignored. When I first started talking about privacy in the US, … 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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Relativity webinar on 27 April: From Ashley Madison to the eBay hack – cybersecurity best practices

Relativity is presenting a webinar on 27 April with the title From Ashley Madison to the eBay hack – cybersecurity best practices. It is said that one third of in-house counsel have admitted that their companies have experienced a data … Continue reading

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View from Xerox in Hong Kong: why cyber security needs in-house counsel

When I first started writing about the management of electronic documents, the subject was a contained one, at least from my perspective. I was then concerned solely with compliance with the eDisclosure rules in England and Wales. Over the years, … 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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Consilio survey: inadvertent disclosure of sensitive data of cloud-based applications

Consilio has long been known as a global expert in eDiscovery and document review services. Increasingly, and not least since its acquisition of Huron Legal last year, it is extending its reach into the wider field of law firm and … 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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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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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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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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Interview with Judge Dory Reiling of the Amsterdam District Court

Judge Dory Reiling of the Amsterdam District Court is a well-known advocate of the use of technology to help both lawyers and courts deliver justice efficiently and at an acceptable cost. Among many other things at the frontiers between law … Continue reading

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Jeff Guttman of UBIC talks about the human element in eDiscovery software design

Jeff Guttman is Director of Managed Review Operations at TechLaw Solutions, a UBIC company. I caught up with him at the IQPC eDiscovery and Information Governance Summit in London in May and asked him what he was thinking about after … 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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Conflicting positions on accessibility of data

Neil Cameron wrote recently about two different aspects of accessibility of data in an article called Update on US land grab for foreign emails. One is the demands made by the courts and authorities of one country (usually the US) … Continue reading

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Blurmany and Spain, you and me – the trade-off between convenience and privacy

Loss of privacy is the price we pay for the convenience of Internet and mobile technology. Different countries and different age groups accord varying degrees of value to the one and to the other. Germany and Spain have their own … Continue reading

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Nigel Murray gets hip – and rides again for Help for Heroes

eDiscovery and data privacy consultant Nigel Murray is again cycling across northern France on the Big Battlefield Bike Ride between 1 and 8 June in support of Help for Heroes. Two things make this a special year – one is … Continue reading

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Washington and New York to Mitchell via privacy, Singapore and Lobachevsky

The problem with running a website which offers news and updates is that people notice when it lies silent – the essence of news is that it is new. In fact, I have never aspired to timeliness and, as I … Continue reading

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Evidence, privacy and proportionality at Lawtech Europe Congress in Prague

I have no particular ambition to write up events as soon as they finish. Distance lends perspective, and anything worth reporting at all will be as valuable a couple of months later. The Civil Procedure Rules of England and Wales … 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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Vivian Reding: The overhaul of EU rules on Data Protection: making the single market work for business

Vivian Reding is Vice President of the European Commission and EU Justice Commissioner. Here is a link to the text of a speech given on 4 December 2012 in which she explains why she thinks we need a new data … Continue reading

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A Hong Kong eDiscovery snapshot in the company of Epiq Systems

On the surface, my area of professional interest looks pretty narrow. When I launched the eDisclosure Information Project, its proposed scope was implied by the word “eDisclosure” – only the civil jurisdiction of England and Wales uses the term “disclosure”, and … Continue reading

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What is legal when collecting and processing personal data?

As with so many subjects, cross-border discovery has many aspects to cover, and it is sometimes helpful to pull out a sub-set and look at it on its own. A helpful page on the European Commission Justice website called Collecting … Continue reading

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Regional and personal data privacy controls in the local cloud from Bloomberg Vault

Compliance with data privacy controls is much more than an eDiscovery / eDisclosure problem. Those whose primary focus is eDiscovery tend to see data privacy compliance as an obstacle which stands in the way and complicates data collection for litigation … Continue reading

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Notes from Hong Kong – talking about world eDiscovery

This is a continuation of a series of mini-posts following my recent visit to Hong Kong. Browning Marean of DLA Piper US is one of the few US lawyers who understands the difference between eDiscovery messages which travel and those … Continue reading

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EU Commission under fire for its data protection reforms

EUObserver.com reports that EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding has come under fire, from the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party amongst others, for the scope of and proposed timescale for her proposed new data protection rules. These are seen by … Continue reading

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Patel v Unite – order for investigation of deleted Internet forum

Here is an interesting judgment, Patel v UNITE the Union [2012] EWHC 92 (QB) (27 January 2012), which Professor Dominic Regan has pointed me to. The target of postings on a union Internet forum alleges defamation and harassment. The union claims … Continue reading

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EU promises data protection savings and reduced burdens on business

The European Commission has collected together information about its proposed reforms of the EU Data Protection Rules, including the press release of 21 January, the press conference with Vice President Viviane Reding of the same date, and a number of … Continue reading

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Words are the easy bit: EU Parliament debates EU – US data privacy concerns

An article on EUObserver.com reports on a debate last week in the European Parliament which highlighted the conflict between US demands for data and EU privacy legislation. The article’s title is Commission Downplays Parliament EU–US Data Privacy Concerns – “downplays” … Continue reading

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Huron eDiscovery Panel at LegalTech as the cross-border climate begins to change

My wide-angle lens is being repaired, so I have no photograph of the panel which Nigel Murray of Huron Legal moderated at LegalTech. There were eleven of us at the table for two consecutive sessions with the title A GC’s … Continue reading

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Information Governance, UK eDisclosure and International Discovery in three days

In an ideal world, I would keep the week before LegalTech free.  Product announcements pour out with accompanying (and welcome) invitations in advance to find out about the new developments (that is preferable, incidentally, to those who make big announcements and assume … Continue reading

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Delay for Draconian Data Protection Regulation

The term “displacement activity” has a technical meaning in animal biology, something I am happy to leave to the animal biologists. The lay use of the term connotes some activity undertaken in order to avoid having to do something else … Continue reading

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Plenty happening in eDiscovery for the beginning of 2012

If Friday’s flurry of activity on my Google+ page and on Twitter suggests catch-up and deck-clearing then that is exactly what it was. The Google+ page was set up for short snippets which, whatever weight they actually deserved, were not … Continue reading

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European Data Protection: Coming of Age – Brussels 25–27 January 2012

The Fifth International Computers, Privacy and Data Protection Conference takes place in Brussels between 25 and 27 January 2012 under the title European Data Protection: Coming of Age. Monique Altheim of The Law Office of Monique Altheim is organising and … Continue reading

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Oxford tramples on privacy with CCTV in taxis

Given that privacy is one of my professional subjects, it is interesting that my home city, Oxford, should be blazing a trail in trampling on privacy rights, with a compulsory scheme requiring taxis to make video and sound recordings of … Continue reading

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IQPC Munich eDiscovery themes recur around the world

I was not sorry when my plane’s wheels touched down at Heathrow on my return from IQPC’s Information Retention and eDiscovery Exchange in Munich on Wednesday night, bringing to an end 28,000 miles of eDiscovery travel in six weeks. A … Continue reading

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Huron Legal: Cross-Border eDiscovery Breakfast in New York on 21 September

The US is considering possible rule changes in relation to preservation. The UK is tackling case management and costs management. Australia is chewing over the recent report on electronic discovery. New Zealand has a new ediscovery practice direction coming shortly. … Continue reading

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EU-US EDiscovery – Data Transfer Role-Play at CEIC

One of my reasons for going to CEIC 2011 in Orlando was to take part in a panel about international EDiscovery. The panel was called International EDiscovery: Data Protection, Privacy and Cross-Border Issues and was led by Patrick Burke, Assistant … Continue reading

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Getting on with the basics at CEIC as the eDiscovery world spins a little faster

I could sit here all morning trying to come up with a succinct heading which captures everything which is going on in eDiscovery / eDisclosure at the moment. The big things happening at a corporate level have greater long-term significance … Continue reading

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AccessData conference carries electronic discovery message to Germany

I am very much looking forward to moderating an electronic discovery conference in Frankfurt on 22 March. The hosts are AccessData and the speakers are drawn from a broad range of legal, technical and compliance backgrounds, and from well-known firms … Continue reading

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Welcome to First Advantage as a sponsor of the E-disclosure Information Project

I am very pleased to welcome First Advantage Litigation Consulting as a new sponsor of the e-Disclosure Information Project.  First Advantage was already a well-established forensics, litigation consulting and eDiscovery company when I met them at my first LegalTech in … Continue reading

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Cross-Border and Multi-National eDiscovery at LegalTech from FTI and Epiq

I have written already about those sessions at LegalTech 2011 in New York which have a UK element in them (see Strong UK presence at LegalTech 2011). As I said in that article, it is impossible to list, let alone … Continue reading

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Strong UK presence at LegalTech 2011

LegalTech 2011 is only a few days away and the programme is packed. Almost everyone whose name has appeared in these pages is taking part in something, and I will not attempt to list them all. Following on, however, from … Continue reading

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