By the time you read this, Americans will have been working from home for more than three months. This has never happened before in this country during the age of technology. As millions logged on to their home networks and personal devices in an attempt to keep their companies afloat, cybersecurity issues rose to the forefront of the many issues that companies had to manage.
The biggest challenge with any legal hold process is ensuring that potentially relevant data is actually preserved. But with evolving requirements for how data is managed by new data privacy laws like the CCPA and the GDPR, it’s become harder to secure data by simply sending a legal hold and assuming the custodian will do their duty to preserve it.
Ryan Drimalla and Karl Dorwart
The London Interbank Offered Rate has long been the global basis for agreements that include a variable interest rate component. However, LIBOR would be replaced by other benchmarks by the end of 2021. Key to assessing risk of exposure, quantifying the financial impact, developing remediation plans and communicating material information to stakeholders will be the identification, analysis and remediation of LIBOR-based contracts.
As the current pandemic has forced much of the world into virtual workforce mode, cybercriminals have seized on the uncertainty of the current times to launch new and creative offensives. Fears surrounding COVID-19 are high, conspiracy theories are running rampant, and cyberattackers are counting on stress and distraction to decrease our vigilance against intrusions.
A new French law that would have required such social media platforms as Facebook to take down objectionable content within 24 hours has been rejected by France’s Constitutional Council as a disproportionate response to the proliferation of hate speech online.
Julia B. Jacobson, Natalia J. Kerr and Courtney K. Stout
Proposed class actions against Zoom are illustrative of a challenge many businesses face: what is “reasonable” data security? The FTC’s key data-security-related enforcement can help guide businesses in developing their data security programs.
At law firms, attorneys will need to sustain the high quality of work they do in normal times, albeit with reduced budgets. The good news is that with ediscovery — an essential but expensive part of the litigation process — advances in technology since America’s last recession have made it possible to save money and time by adopting a more modernized and comprehensive approach.
Dionysia Johnson-Massie and Kimberly J. Duplechain
The COVID-19 pandemic creates opportunities for the ediscovery industry, like the law and technology industries, to expand its engagement and retention of diverse talent. Here are some actions that can be taken today.
Scott Pink and John Dermody
Governments and businesses alike are considering how to leverage new technologies to make contact tracing efforts more effective by digitally monitoring our social interactions and physical locations. But such innovative contact tracing methods raise a host of privacy concerns, forcing a reckoning with how we balance privacy and public health.
Frank Nolan and Andrew Weiner
For users of biometric information subject to BIPA’s rigorous requirements, the last two years have brought mostly bad news, most notably a smattering of unfavorable decisions on the question of whether plaintiffs must suffer an injury in order to avail themselves of BIPA. Against this backdrop, however, courts have issued decisions on other aspects of BIPA