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When requesting and preserving data, it can be difficult to know the proper legal balance between “too much,” and “too little.” Given all the types of data available to litigators, including social media (forget Facebook — how’s your Snapchat account looking lately?), many might simply request as much data as they possibly can … and potentially have their motion rejected. While this “Goldilocks zone” for requesting and maintaining case-related data can be somewhat difficult to find, as the defendants in the following three cases from earlier this year discovered, the best advice can be drilled down to three main concepts: Make sure it’s specific/relevant to the case, proportional to the amount available, and be sure to preserve your data once litigation becomes reasonably foreseeable.
By Sundhar Rajan
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.
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 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.