The NY Times reported that the Supreme Court ruled in a “5-to-4 decision has implications for all kinds of personal information held by third parties, including email and text messages, internet searches, and bank and credit card records.”  The June 22, 2018 ruling in the case of  Carpenter v. View Full Post
GDPR and U.S. eDiscovery – Who Will Win the Game of Chicken Extract from article by Melinda Levitt Well, it has now happened. The European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect on May 25, 2018. In the lead up to G-Day, commentators published a voluminous amount of materials in legal journals, newsletters, and blog posts about what GDPR is, what it is supposed to accomplish, how to comply with it, the potential penalties for not complying, and the challenges that U.S. View Full Post
Need an eDiscovery Project Manager?  Here’s the Guy Who Literally Wrote the Book: eDiscovery Best Practices There’s a new consulting business aimed at helping organizations better leverage project management in eDiscovery, litigation support and legal technology and it’s founded by the guy who literally wrote the book on project management in eDiscovery. As covered in LegalTech® News (eDPM Advisory Wants to Help You Get Serious About Project Management, written by Gabrielle Orum Hernández), litigation e-discovery veteran Michael Quartararo, formerly the director of litigation services at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, recently struck out on his own to form eDPM Advisory Services, a consulting business aimed at helping organizations better leverage project management for specific projects or broader workflow. View Full Post
A Sign of Things to Come? Chicago Introduces Data Protection Ordinance Extract from the Hunton Privacy & Information Security Law Blog Recently, the Personal Data Collection and Protection Ordinance (“the Ordinance”) was introduced to the Chicago City Council. The Ordinance would require businesses to (1) obtain prior opt-in consent from Chicago residents to use, disclose or sell their personal information, (2) notify affected Chicago residents and the City of Chicago in the event of a data breach, (3) register with the City of Chicago if they qualify as “data brokers,” (4) provide specific notification to mobile device users for location services and (5) obtain prior express consent to use geolocation data from mobile applications. View Full Post