Integrating the Outsourced-DPO and Office 365 for GDPR Compliance: Why GDPR does NOT have to be the New 4-Letter Word

With just over 6 months remaining before the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect, it seems that many organizations are still disastrously behind the curve in their compliance efforts. A study by the technology advisory firm Gartner in mid-2017 predicted that more than 50% of companies affected by the GDPR will not … Continue reading Integrating the Outsourced-DPO and Office 365 for GDPR Compliance: Why GDPR does NOT have to be the New 4-Letter Word

Some Things Don’t Change: Office 365 As a Solid Foundation for GDPR Compliance

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.

Processing Players’ Data Fairly and Legally – Sports Analytics and Big Data Under the GDPR

From analytics to big data to wearable tech, technology’s impact on the world of sport has grown exponentially. The legal implications for sport clubs, organisations, and the athletes themselves have never been more significant, nor as difficult to parse and navigate.

If the Shoe Fits…: Leveraging eDiscovery Expertise for DPO Responsibilities and GDPR Compliance

As seen in Legaltech News on January 18, 2017. In just under 500 days, Europe’s comprehensive and expansive data protection regulatory scheme, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), goes into effect, driving much anticipatory posturing and speculation by businesses, legal departments and privacy consultants everywhere. Contributing to some collective unease, however, has been the GDPR’s … Continue reading If the Shoe Fits…: Leveraging eDiscovery Expertise for DPO Responsibilities and GDPR Compliance

Why Russia hacking the election matters for data management

New technology methodologies enable good data privacy practices. With the Russian hacking of the U.S. Presidential election at the top of the news for the past few weeks, cybersecurity is clearly at the forefront of everyone’s mind. Everyone has a potential hacking problem. Furthermore, according to CIO magazine’s “U.S. cloud vendors adjust to Snowden effect, … Continue reading Why Russia hacking the election matters for data management

In Dublin for eDiscovery 2016 – eDiscovery in Ireland in the Age of the Algorithm

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

Law Tech Europe Congress – Perspectives from Across the Pond

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 Privacy Shield – A Flimsy, Halloween Prop or Real Armor?

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?