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Life After Privacy Shield Part 3: The Global Impact of EU Data Privacy Standards on National Surveillance Practices and Global Trade Relations
In our recent webcast, Life After Privacy Shield: The Present and Future of Cross-Border Data Transfer, Chris O’Connor, Director of eDiscovery Strategy at CDS, interviewed Jonathan Armstrong, Partner at Cordery. Here’s Part 3 of the recap of their discussion on the geopolitical implications of the EU’s revamped data privacy standards.
Here’s Part 2 of the recap of the discussion had during our recent webinar, Life After Privacy Shield: The Present and Future of Cross-Border Data Transfer. Chris O’Connor, Director of eDiscovery Strategy at CDS, interviewed Jonathan Armstrong, Partner at Cordery. They outlined some concrete steps you can take immediately to comply with the EU’s revamped data privacy regulations.
We’ve been monitoring how to interpret the judgment by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the far reaching Schrems II case which revamped the rules for global data privacy. Here’s Part 1 of the recap of their discussion of how data privacy enforcement has since played out.
CDS was proud to be a Gold Ambassador at the 10th Annual EDI Leadership Summit which went virtual for the first time. The organizers do a great job of bringing together the right people seeking to solve problems with the aid of technology, and we always appreciate the opportunity to participate.
With the Federal government looking to accelerate the adoption of secure cloud solutions for Federal agencies, Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) and software providers themselves are looking to achieve FedRAMP certification.
Every year, Relativity Fest brings eDiscovery, compliance and legal technology practitioners together to learn, share and connect and get the latest in eDiscovery news. This year, Relativity Fest 2020 was completely virtual with over 100 free live and on-demand sessions across 11 specialized tracks.
Relativity Fest 2020, held September 21-23, brought together the global eDiscovery community, with registrants from more than 40 countries who took part in over 100 free live and on-demand sessions across 11 specialized tracks. What everyone missed from attending the in-person event was compensated by the accessibility (free for everyone!) and convenience of joining virtually.
As the economic and legal spaces become increasingly globalized—and corporate and law firm teams find themselves mired in cross-border and multi-jurisdictional matters—simplified, universal access to critical case data in the cloud becomes more and more necessary.
The Surge of the Collaboration Platform: Successful Management of Microsoft Teams Data in Legal Cases
In March 2017, Microsoft launched its online chat and collaboration tool Microsoft Teams. By the end of 2018, ~3 million users utilized Teams on a daily basis, growing to ~44 million users by February 2020. Microsoft Teams wasn’t alone on its upward trajectory; competing applications such as Facebook Workplaces and Slack have seen similar growth.
No one can deny that the coronavirus pandemic has profoundly impacted office culture, career trajectories, and the future of work. We gathered a group of women leaders to take stock of how recent developments have impacted women in the field of legal operations and technology in particular.
In the U.S., the ABA has estimated that document review alone accounts for more than 80 percent of total litigation spend, totaling tens of billions of dollars per year. As data becomes more varied and complex and volumes increase, that number is only going to rise. The dominance of social media, the increased use of short form multichannel messaging platforms, and even the growing popularity of podcasts have only widened the scope of what is considered fair game for discovery.