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On May 25, 2018, many United States companies will find themselves subject to the European Union’s sweeping General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR creates new rights that do not exist under — and may even conflict with — U.S. laws. One of those rights is the “right to erasure,” which entitles individuals to have their personal data “erased” from company records within one month in some circumstances.
By Gabrielle Orum Hernández
Gov. Nathan Deal opted to veto a cybersecurity bill criticized by technology groups that would have made “unauthorized computer access” a crime.
By Ishan Girdhar
Most firms have extensive cybersecurity measures in place, but emerging or unclear regulatory requirements embroil them in a never-ending cycle of evaluation, best-practices review, and implementation. Firms don’t just need to have their own systems secured; a responsible firm must also reduce the risk of breach at their third-party vendors. As cloud service providers become commonplace, so too does a firm’s responsibility to ensure their vendors are managing risk appropriately.
By Mark Sangster
Small Law Firms Face Large Regulatory Requirements
Unlike large firms with comparable resources with which to protect client non-public information, small firms can find themselves trapped between cyberattacks, like ransomware, that don’t prejudice based on the size of firm, and regulators who are indifferent to your size, when investigating a potential violation.
By Jared Coseglia
Part One of a Two-Part Article
The key paths and the corresponding certifications available for lawyers — and nonlawyers — to pursue to help successfully administer a career in the legal industry in the coming decade.