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Legal Updates on eDiscovery, Data Privacy, and Cybersecurity

California, home to more than 40 million people and the 5th largest economy in the world, has passed the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), its omnibus consumer privacy law. The law creates sweeping new requirements concerning the collection, maintenance, and tracking of information for both employees or customers who are residents of California. Many aspects of the implementation and enforcement are still being finalized by the California Attorney General. However, companies with employees or customers…
This weekend, Google was fined 50 million euros (over $55 million) by France’s Data Privacy Authority,  CNIL, for breaching Europe’s (fairly) new General Data Protection Regulation. GDPR lays the framework for the legal processing of personal data, requiring that companies  have a lawful basis for processing a user’s personal information.  This lawful basis can result from the user’s genuine consent prior to collecting personal information; processing necessary for the performance of a contract, compliance with…
On January 4, 2019, the California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District issued an opinion reminding us that under California law, tax returns are privileged and improper disclosure of them can even potentially rise to tortious invasion of privacy claims in overturning a demurrer as to that claim. Strawn v. Morris, Polich & Purdy, LLP, No. A150562, 2019 Cal. App. LEXIS 9 (Ct. App. Jan. 4, 2019). Federal and state tax returns have been held…
Prevention, Crisis Management, and Mitigating Personal Liability Thursday, January 31, 2019 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast & Registration 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Program Seyfarth Shaw LLP New York Office The New York Times Building 620 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10018 Seyfarth Attorneys: Kevin Lesinski Richard Lutkus Gregory Markel William Prickett There is no cost to attend but registration is required and seating is limited. This program will provide Boards, C-Suites and General…
Seyfarth Shaw Partner Jason Priebe was recently interviewed by C4CM regarding his tips for records retention.  This thoughtful discussion covered not only record retention policies, but information governance, risk, and potential costs resulting from the increasing volume of data produced during litigation.  Jason also provided practical steps to formulate a record retention policy when one is not in place.  To learn more, read the full interview here.…
November 16, 2018 – President Donald Trump signed the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2018, which establishes the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (“CISA”) at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  The law reorganizes DHS’ National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) into an agency that will focus on cybersecurity threats. With its promotion to the rank of federal agency, CISA is now on the same level as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)…
Seyfarth Synopsis: Please join us at our Chicago Willis Tower office on Thursday, December 6th, for breakfast along with a Seyfarth Legal Forum and Continuing Legal Education (CLE): 2018 Highlights and a Look Ahead to 2019. About the Program Providing our clients with a multidisciplinary overview of Legal Hot Button issues and Best Practice.  Featuring: Biometric Information Privacy Act: What a long, strange year it’s been (and there’s more on the way!) Legalize it: will…
The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) recently issued a report after their November 16, 2018 plenary session.  The statement covered a range of topics being discussed by the Board, but no substantive publications.  The EDPB is charged with ensuring that GDPR is applied consistently across the EU and that there is consistent enforcement by DPAs across the Union.  The Board is also tasked with issuing guidelines on the interpretation the GDPR (formerly the charge of…
Seyfarth eDiscovery Partners Scott Carlson and Jay Carle were recently interviewed by Mary Rechtoris of Relativity regarding “Doing Discovery Right: How Seyfarth Shaw Tackles eDiscovery.”  They discuss the Group’s formation, along with the growing importance of eDiscovery attorneys as technology changes both for clients, and in the eDiscovery space. View the full post on Relativity’s Blog here!
This morning, the European Commission released a Proposal for a Regulation addressing the EU’s cybersecurity industry as part of its next step towards a Digital Single Market, which is the EU’s strategy to ensure fair competition, consumer and data protection, and removal of copyright and geo-blocking issues for individuals participating in online activities and accessing online content.  The Regulation would establish the European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Competence Centre and the Network of…