Category Archives: EU

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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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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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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Catching an eyeful in Leeds and a snowfall in Munich

The paucity of posts lately may lead you to think that all is quiet on the e-disclosure / e-discovery front. It is in fact a symptom of the opposite – there has been more than enough to keep me amused, … Continue reading

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A useful guide to sources on EU Data Privacy Laws

The Guidance Software Newsroom carries a new article by Denise Backhouse of the eData Practice of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP headed Master European Data Privacy Laws. I refer you to it because it is expressly intended as a guide … Continue reading

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Turning e-discovery news and views into a community of interest

Those of us who work in e-discovery / e-disclosure get better and better at passing information and views between ourselves.  Web sites, blogs and Twitter allow us to keep up with developments – new products, company news and cases – … Continue reading

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International eDiscovery Panel at CEIC

There is one major difference between the general run of discovery problems and those relating to international and cross-border discovery. The former are soluble – competence and co-operation coupled with judicial management would fix most ediscovery problems tomorrow; the trans-jurisdictional … Continue reading

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CEIC 2010 comes to an end

CEIC 2010 is winding down here in Las Vegas. Whatever measure you take – the quality of the sessions, the opportunity to catch up with people and meet new ones, the sheer numbers of people attending (1,300 or so), the … Continue reading

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The Franco-British Lawyers Society on cross-border e-Disclosure 17th of May 2010

The Franco British Lawyers Society have organised an evening session called Searching for evidence: a panel discussion on cross-border e-Disclosure from an English and French perspective. The event takes place on Monday, 17 May at 6 pm at Pinsent Masons, … Continue reading

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EDiscoveryMap helps navigate cross-border issues

Monique Altheim, a New York qualified lawyer, has quickly established her blog, EDiscoveryMap, as a mine of information on matters of personal data, privacy, data transfer and cross-border transfers. I follow her on Twitter as EUDiscovery and EDiscoveryMap which keep … Continue reading

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IQPC Corporate Counsel Exchange in Brussels 18 – 20 April

I am off to Brussels at the weekend for IQPC’s Corporate Counsel Exchange. The format for this conference is rather different from the conventional series of panel discussions and platform speeches – there are plenty of these, but the primary … Continue reading

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Germany focuses on data protection and privacy

Americans may be tempted to think of EU data protection and privacy laws as being an obstacle deliberately placed in the way of conscientious US lawyers who are merely trying to do their job. That reaction is unsurprising, since that … Continue reading

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Gucci v Curveal: a blow for US interests – whichever way you understand that expression

British 19th Century “gunboat diplomacy” and the song The Wreck of the Old 97 are what came to mind when I read the latest Opinion of a US court about the relative importance of US interests and the laws of … Continue reading

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Cloud Computing: Privacy, Disclosure and Discovery Considerations

There is a free webinar on 11 March callled Privacy, Disclosure and Discovery Considerations stemming from Cloud Computing. It is put on by Wave University and CT Summation and the speakers are Dan Regard of iDiscovery Solutions, Inc., eDiscovery Specialist … Continue reading

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Spring Offensive in the eDisclosure War

It feels suddenly as if a new phase is opening up in the war to tackle the wasted costs of e-disclosure. If the Rule Committee’s recent failure to grasp the nettle seemed a rebuff, there is a new Spring Offensive … Continue reading

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Anonymisation, the Hague Convention and US judicial notice of EU privacy protection

I expressed puzzlement recently at the high proportion of page views from the US over a period when most of my focus has been on the UK draft practice direction. I know, of course, that there is much US interest … Continue reading

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The extent of the right to privacy in French employee’s e-mails

The expression “grasping at straws” has seafaring origins – a drowning man grasps at straws in the absence of anything more solid to cling to. It comes to mind whenever the subject of EU data privacy comes up in the … Continue reading

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A short video could win you free tickets and accommodation at CEIC

The use of video turns up in these pages either where a supplier has used the medium to educate or to promote a product, or in a slightly embarrassed reference to my own reluctant appearances in front of the camera. … Continue reading

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Sedona Conference WG6 presentation to Article 29 Working Party in Brussels

I do not usually pass on things sent to me without adding some value (or, at least, some comment) of my own. I will make an exception for a report just in from James Daley, co-chair of the Sedona Conference … Continue reading

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US claims Global Power to Access Data despite EU data protection laws

Another decision of a US court shows the supremacy of the US courts over EU laws, at least as seen from the US. It doubtless plays well in Utah, but is probably bad news for US evidence-collection in the long … Continue reading

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451 Group reports on IQPC in New York

I was not at IQPC’s E-discovery conference in New York last week (see IQPC New York – minimizing risks, costs and challenges). Fortunately the 451 Group’s Katey Wood was there and her report is here. Two of the points which … Continue reading

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Orange Rag: Scottish Civil Costs Review – a missed opportunity

John Craske, Head of Business IT at Dundas & Wilson LLP has contributed a guest article to the Orange Rag which hints at disappointment in the Scottish Civil Courts Review. I wrote briefly about the Report of the Scottish Civil … Continue reading

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How IT can support judicial reform? asks Dutch judge Dory Reiling

How many judges do you know who might write a PhD thesis with the title Technology for Justice: How Information Technology Can Support Judicial Reform, discuss it on her blog, and promise to inform you of its publication by Twitter. … Continue reading

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UK Information Commissioner publishes plain English data protection guide

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has produced a guide in plain English which aims to make it easier for the non-expert to understand what is involved. That is all to the good, but this is not one of these … Continue reading

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e-Disclosure conference thoughts from the 451 Group

Although I do my own summaries of the conferences I take part in, it is more interesting in some ways to see what other people take away from them. A succinct summary from an interested party who was present as … Continue reading

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Parallel and cross-border developments in handling electronically stored information

The second session at the Thomson Reuters Fifth Annual e-Disclosure Forum in London on 13 November was called Parallel and cross-border developments in handling electronically stored information. I was the moderator, although if Air Miles were the qualification for talking … Continue reading

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European Commission takes action against UK for data protection failings

An article in Document Management News reports on the legal action being taken by the European Commission against the UK for gaps in the legislation required to comply with EU data protection laws. The investigation leading to the action was … Continue reading

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Clearing the decks before going to Brussels

I do not pretend that this job is hard work in the way that trying to reach a sales target or managing a large project is hard work. It is far too enjoyable for that. It would, however, be good … Continue reading

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New French Data Protection Opinion on US discovery procedures

I bet that headline made your heart skip a beat with excitement, as mine did when I saw that the Proskauer Rose LLP Privacy Law blog has a new entry headed French Data Protection Authority releases new opinion on compliance … Continue reading

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More than one reason for new FTI Paris presence

It is interesting to find FTI Consulting, Inc. opening a new forensic and litigation consulting practice in Paris. There is more to this, I suspect, than the economic truism that, for those who can afford it, recession is the best … Continue reading

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The UK is well-placed between the EU and the rest of the eDiscovery world

The first big eDiscovery conference of the autumn is IQPC’s Information Retention and E-Disclosure Management Europe conference in Brussels on 30 September and 1 October. I am going there mainly to take part in a panel organised by Guidance Software … Continue reading

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E-discovery double-act on video

A few days after advocating the use of YouTube videos to promote new ediscovery understanding, I found myself in one with Browning Marean of DLA. Appearing soon at a cinema near you – well, on PivotalDiscovery.com anyway. If you put … Continue reading

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London meeting of Women in eDiscovery

I am a supporter of Women in eDiscovery and glad to learn from Laura Kelly of Epiq Systems that the London branch is active. They have a meeting on 17 September at the offices of Fulbright & Jaworski, 85 Fleet … Continue reading

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The information war – news from the front updated

My post Cooperative hands across the sea referred to an article by Jason Baron on Ralph Losey’s e-Discovery Team blog.  Jason’s article attracted some comments, two of which are worth hiving off for comment in their own right. One concerns … Continue reading

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Sedona Conference dialogue on cross-border discovery in Barcelona

As I have noted elsewhere, I had my own cross-border problems in getting to the Sedona Conference International Programme on Cross-Border eDiscovery, eDisclosure and Data Privacy Conflicts in Barcelona on 10-11 June. I was chairing an edisclosure conference in London … Continue reading

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US – Swiss Safe Harbor

It had escaped my notice that the US Department of Commerce and the Federal Data Protection and Information Commission of Switzerland had established a US – Swiss Safe Harbor Framework. The provisions and procedures are identical to those which apply … Continue reading

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Keeping informed on information about informaton

It is getting hard to keep up. The various aspects of information and justice which I write about are developing faster than I can put quill to keyboard. I wrote my piece An information war at the week-end and updated … Continue reading

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An information war – making connections between privacy, liberty, policing, law and government

An American e-discovery site put up a link last week to a video showing police brutality. It is not just me, then, who sees connections between apparently diverse aspects of justice. Privacy and the right to go about your business … Continue reading

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How safe is safe harbor?

I spoke on safe harbor on a panel at LegalTech sponsored and led by LDSI. Does it give as much protection as its proponents aver? Why is Europe so concerned about data privacy anyway? It is a beguiling expression, safe … Continue reading

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OutIndex releases E-Discovery engine

OutIndex, the electronic discovery software company has added another string to its bow with the release of three Microsoft .NET components to allow others to build their own e-discovery applications. Between them, the three components provide the tools for extracting … Continue reading

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Epiq opens in Brussels

Epiq Systems, Inc. have opened an office in Brussels to provide support for clients involved in pan-European and global litigation and regulatory investigations. Epiq is best known for its DocuMatrix review platform and for corporate insolvency, as well as for … Continue reading

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