The GDPR gives European individuals ownership of their personal data, which includes data in their work emails or on internet sites, and the GDPR carries significant reporting requirements which must detail where and how personal data is being used, processed and stored.
I have never used my blog posts to be self-promoting. However, I would like to recognize eTERA Consulting since this past February marked the 13th anniversary of the company. At the same time, I would like to reflect on some of the things that stand out in my mind during my tenure at eTERA. Certainly, … Continue reading 13 Years Old and Still Changing and Evolving
Editor’s Note: Now more than ever, information governance and data management are at the forefront of the legal industry. Last week, at Legaltech 2017, early information assessment and governance were one of the most talked about hot issues facing our industry. Corporate clients are interested in how to protect their data, how to bring technology … Continue reading The Need for Information Governance Has Never Been Greater
With 2016 quickly coming to a close, I have been revisiting my personal and professional resolutions for the New Year. Last year, I focused on the importance of training but this year I’m noticing trends that hail back to 2010. I cannot help but remember when I gave a presentation on “Early Information Assessment [as] … Continue reading Early Information Assessment is the Center of the Corporate Universe
As seen in Legaltech News on December 15, 2016. Snapchat Spectacles, the video-recording sunglasses launched earlier this year by Snap, Inc., the parent company of the social media app Snapchat, look (at first glance) to have a much different future than that of Google Glass and similar products that never quite took off. The Spectacles … Continue reading Snapchat Spectacles – The Eye-Popping eDiscovery Implications of Wearable Tech
A casual observer at the eDiscovery 2016 conference in Dublin last week would likely be surprised to learn that eDiscovery has only gained a foothold in the Emerald Isle relatively recently. The conference centered on the wide-ranging benefits and significance of machine learning, predictive coding and other technologies on the practice of eDiscovery. It was … Continue reading In Dublin for eDiscovery 2016 – eDiscovery in Ireland in the Age of the Algorithm
Recently, I was having lunch with a former colleague at a major telecommunications company who is a manager in their corporate legal department. My colleague and I started working together back in 1979 as paralegals for AT&T. It was during the heyday of several antitrust suits being filed against the Bell System. As we were … Continue reading If I Only Knew Then, What I Know Now
Every family celebrates Thanksgiving differently. Some prepare food with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade on in the background, prepping for when friends and family arrive. Others spend it on the road, bound for homes of loved ones. Some people spend the day watching one of the many football games. 2016 has been an interesting year and … Continue reading Grateful this season: an eTERA Thanksgiving
The LawTech Europe Congress in Brussels offers a forum for a deep dive into eDisclosure/Discovery, digital forensics and cyber security from a European perspective, on an annual basis. The Congress is well-organized and well-rounded, and brings together a swath of eDiscovery specialists, vendors, general counsel, associates and experts from much of the UK, Ireland and … Continue reading Law Tech Europe Congress – Perspectives from Across the Pond
The U.S. Department of Commerce began accepting Privacy Shield certifications on 1st August of this year, amid much fist-pumping on both sides of the Atlantic. However, there is still substantial question as to whether that Privacy Shield will be of the flimsy, plastic Halloween-prop variety, simply a Safe Harbour in costume, or whether it will … Continue reading The Privacy Shield – A Flimsy, Halloween Prop or Real Armor?