Thought Leadership and Industry Trends
As a continuation to CDS’s article series surrounding gender issues in the legal field, I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Irina Ridley, Chief Counsel at Myriad Women’s Health. As a business-savvy attorney, Irina previously spent time in Management Consulting at Deloitte and PwC working with teams of consultants to address risk and regulatory considerations for Life Sciences companies of all shapes and sizes – from startups to Fortune 100 companies.
Whether as a landlord, a lender, a manufacturer or a buyer, the upheaval in our lives caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the way we do business. What you may not be aware of is the impact it can have on your business contracts. Force majeure clauses, often considered to be standard boilerplate contract language, have not gotten much attention before now.
While companies and law firms grapple with putting certain projects on hold due to the coronavirus, eDiscovery can move forward using CDS Managed Review technology. Our new enhanced capabilities are available to all clients providing secure remote access to team members to keep eDiscovery on schedule.
The coronavirus is here and is impacting our daily routines. Organizations have responded by mandating that everyone works from home to be safe from exposure. Social distancing is the new norm. Virtually all businesses now must cope with managing a virtual workforce to some degree. That comes with new security risks for the data that businesses spend millions of dollars to protect.
Early Case Assessment (ECA) enables law firms and companies to significantly reduce costs by eliminating non-relevant data while providing valuable insight into data sets early in the discovery process. While ECA tools and methods have become more mainstream in the last few years, there are still many features and benefits that are not well-known or understood.
From GDPR to HIPAA, and ever-evolving state and federal regulations, the need for clear and effective strategies for management of seemingly endless amounts of data is at an all-time high. Organizations must focus on Information Governance not only to minimize potential liability, but to improve operations and reduce costs.
In 2018, the federal government received 863,729 FOIA requests and spent over $540 million on related costs. With these numbers rising each year, the burden on federal agencies is escalating rapidly. This same scenario plagues state and local governments as well, albeit on a different scale.
Imagine you are the CIO of a large financial institution and you just discovered two unencrypted laptops stolen from your premises, which contained customers’ personal information (also known as ‘personally identifiable information’ or PII). The highly visible data breach is likely to result in bad public relations and potentially a class-action lawsuit on behalf of the individuals whose identities were stolen.
Our Insights Thought Leadership and Industry Trends Everyone can agree that women have made significant inroads in every profession, but it is also clear there is still much work to be done, especially in positions traditionally held by men. eDiscovery is a niche...
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