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Part Two of a Two-Part Article
Part One of “The State of the e-Discovery and Data Privacy Job Market: Pre and Post COVID-19” drew attention to overarching patterns across all legal technology disciplines including an undeniable pause in hiring domestically in much of late March and April followed by an almost instantaneous shift in staffing modality from add-to-staff direct hire to as-needed replacement contract hiring. Most importantly, the pandemic has given corporations, law firms, and the alternative legal service providers (ALSPS) that service them opportunity to recalibrate internal staff, right-size, and begin to adjust human capital strategy to profit in the post-pandemic economy. For data privacy and protection professionals, see Part One for a deep dive into the privacy job market; but, take note of what is happening in the e-discovery job market as this community’s maturation may reflect a potential future state for the data privacy community.
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By Jeff Pade and Lindsey Dieselman
Two recent Chinese laws — the Data Security Law (DSL) and the Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) — include provisions aimed at restricting the cross-border transfer of China-based data foreign enforcement and judicial authorities. U.S. courts have not yet addressed whether these data protection and privacy laws could bar the production of documents in civil contexts involving governmental litigants or in criminal proceedings.
By Brian P. Piatek
Truly malicious internal threats can often be treated much like external threats using the tools and backups already in place. But how does a firm proactively identify the softer threats — which may be just as dangerous as the malicious threats and can cripple a firm just as effectively?
By Brian Schmitt and Abeer Abu Judeh
Mitigating Its Risks and the Call for Standardization of Software Development Security Protocols
This article details the anatomy of a supply chain cyberattack, explores the existing state of supply chain protective contractual terms, and proposes actionable steps with a collective approach to guide legal professionals through their precarious endeavors.
By Emil Sayegh
When cyber defenses work, there is a human tendency to become complacent. If you fall into this perception trap, you will quickly find yourself in survival mode — scrambling to restore and recover, and in a position where the best explanation was that the attack was somehow “unexpected.” The global cyberthreat is also still very real.