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In the brave new world of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), staking out a safe harbor for republishing and retaining publicly available court records is critical for protecting the public’s right to know the law and preventing criminals from hiding their crimes. Contrasted with GDPR, CCPA sets a crucial distinction between personal information and publicly available information obtained from government records, setting a workable balance between consumer privacy protections and the public’s right to know and access public records.
By Stephen Cole
To comply with the data side of the Outside Counsel Guidelines, firms must have a clear information governance strategy for which the firm’s use of technology systems is foundational.
By Mike Hamilton
The amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in 2015 intended to clarify some of the ambiguities that caused inconsistent rulings in e-discovery matters. One such amendment was to Rule 37(e), which seemed to indicate that courts would not levee punitive sanctions without establishing “intent to deprive.” Despite this language, though, courts continue rely on their inherent authority to issue sanctions, meaning organizations must take their preservation obligations seriously.
By Arup Das
Beyond improving efficiency, new advancements in Robotic Process Automation, or RPA, are helping lawyers do more billable work without hiring more people.
By Patrick Smith
Because They Often Possess Valuable Information on a Variety of Companies and Individuals, Law Offices Continue to Be a Favorite Target for Hackers
The DOJ said that two U.S.-based law firms were among the victims of a “complex transnational organized cyber-crime network” that has been taken down.