Organizations that continue to be complacent about data security ignore the considerable risks posed by a breach: extended downtime, loss of billable hours, destruction or loss of sensitive data and work product, and the potentially catastrophic costs associated with repairing the damage — both to their technology infrastructure and to their reputation and brand.
Karen A. Schuler
How Middle Market Companies Can Shore Up Their Data Privacy
The most significant overhaul to the EU’s data privacy policies in over 20 years, with extraterritorial reach, forced American businesses to remediate, and in some cases, overhaul their data privacy governance programs. But the GPDR was just the beginning. Organizations seeking compliance with the growing number of data privacy regulations will need to remain vigilant, especially for organizations that rely heavily on personal data.
A Reflection on the Year Behind, the Years Ahead, and Why Privacy Means So Much to Us
Part Two of a Two-Part Article
Part two of The State of the U.S. Privacy Job Market, 2019 will outline what is happening within service providers, consultancies, and vendors will touch briefly on government agencies and will predict the near-future state of the U.S. privacy job market.
A review of recent cases involving e-discovery.
The Data Explosion vs. Recovery Model Stagnation
For law firms, the pace of exponential growth of data is a substantial problem — mainly due to the fact that the law firm business model of processing, hosting and storing this avalanche of client data, however, has not evolved as quickly as the data itself.
Gina Passarella Cipriani and Zach Warren
Legal Tech Companies Have to Get Out of Their Own Way In Vying for Law Department Adoption
The legal technology industry has some significant hurdles to overcome in its increased push to sell into legal departments, general counsel say, admitting they themselves are part of the problem.
The use of new technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), mobile and cloud by vendors add to the question: Where is my data, and how can I protect it when it is in someone else’s hands? In the hustle and bustle of daily business, third parties often become the overlooked or unwitting accomplice in criminal activities.
Marcie Borgal Shunk
The next generation of elite law firms may have little in common with today’s leading global providers of legal services. Whereas historically top-performing law firms combine stellar talent with marquee clients, brand reputation and client-focused excellence to rise to the top, future leading law firms are equally likely to rise to power using a distinctly different recipe: namely, a mixture of market savvy, strategic agility and operational effectiveness powered by data.
A Reflection on the Year Behind, the Years Ahead and Why Privacy Means So Much to Us
Part One of a Two-Part Article
In just over a year since GDPR Day, privacy by design has made privacy as a profession one of the fastest growing and hottest verticals in and outside of the legal job market.
Michael Bahar, Sarah Paul, Mary Jane Wilson-Bilik and Ali Jessani
While legislation to enhance data privacy rights and obligations continue to make headlines, regulators and legislators are also stepping up their cybersecurity expectations. In the first half of 2019, a number of states have updated their existing data breach notification laws and passed new cybersecurity requirements.