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Despite numerous reports of data breaches at law firms over the past decade, a warning from the FBI that hackers are specifically targeting international law firms, and increasing pressure from clients to address cybersecurity concerns, legal services providers on the whole have so far failed to respond adequately to the scope and urgency of the problem. The ABA’s 2018 Legal Technology Survey Report reveals that only about half (53%) of lawyers say their firms have a policy to manage the retention of information/data held by the firm, only 25% of respondents report having an incident response plan, and an astonishing 29% report having no security policies at all.
By 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.
By Jared Coseglia
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.
By Mike Hamilton
A review of recent cases involving e-discovery.
By Nathan Curtis
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.