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A recent UK High Court ruling in The Financial Reporting Council Ltd v Frasers Group plc,  EWHC 2607 (Ch), has provided lawyers everywhere with a stark reminder on the scope of privilege for electronic communications: just because an email itself is privileged does not automatically render the documents attached to that email privileged. In other words, despite carefully worded disclaimers and self-proclamations of privilege, if any attorney-client communication or its attachment(s) are shared beyond the initial or intended scope, privilege may be broken.
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By Karl Harris
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By Kim Peretti, Jon Knight, and Emily Poole
The Clark Hill opinion is notable because not only does it follow a string of recent opinions that have found data breach forensic reports not to be entitled to work product protection, it also goes one step further to find that a data breach forensic report is not protected by attorney-client privilege.
By Jake Frazier
Despite the fact that the CISO’s duties are growing in scope and importance, and data protection has become a board-level concern, many security leaders still do not have a direct line to the CEO.
By Sean Fitzpatrick
This article discusses the key lessons that can be taken from a series of recent surveys that seek to understand the long-term impacts of COVID-19 on the industry from the perspective of legal executives and frontline lawyers in U.S. firms and corporate law departments.