Rachel Teisch

Rachel Teisch

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Managed Services: eDiscovery That Tastes Great and Is Less Filling

In the 1970s, one brewer introduced its brand of light beer, and a classic debate: “tastes great” vs. “less filling.” The idea behind the campaign was that the beverage was “everything you always wanted in a beer. And...more

4/27/2016 - Data Privacy Data Security Discovery Electronically Stored Information

It’s Not Just the Internet of Things Anymore

Last year, there were an estimated 16 billion devices connected to the Internet, and predictions say that the number will rise as high as 30 billion devices by 2020. The Internet of Things (IoT) has gained publicity (or...more

4/15/2016 - Cybersecurity Data Privacy Discovery Electronically Stored Information Internet of Things Popular

What’s Trending in eDiscovery

The first quarter of 2016 has been a busy one for courts adjudicating matters relating to eDiscovery. Across the pond, the English High Court approved the use of technology-assisted review, while U.S. courts have been busy...more

4/7/2016 - Attorney's Fees Discovery Electronically Stored Information FRCP 26(b)(1) FRCP 37(e) Patent Infringement Trademark Infringement

How Much Data Does Your Organization Hold?

Earlier this week Legaltech News announced the release of Xerox’s Viewpoint 6.0 eDiscovery platform with a data analytics focus. Why is this blog worthy (since we don’t typically offer unabashed plugs for our technology,...more

3/18/2016 - Analytics Big Data Data Retention Databases Digital Data e-Discovery

A Q&A with Chris Dale Regarding the UK Pyrrho Predictive Coding Judgment

Why has predictive coding or technology assisted review (TAR) been accepted just now in the courts of England and Wales? I don’t think there is a particular reason why the beginning of 2016 should bring us this...more

3/9/2016 - Corporate Counsel Discovery Electronically Stored Information International Litigation Predictive Coding Technology-Assisted Review UK Young Lawyers

Leaping Into the Future of Cross-Border Data Transfers With the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

On Leap Day, the European Commission published a series of documents that, if approved, will form the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, replacing the Safe Harbor framework that was invalidated in October. The documents include a press...more

3/3/2016 - Article 29 Working Party (WP29) Data Protection Authority EU EU-US Privacy Shield International Data Transfers U.S. Commerce Department US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

Safe Harbor 2.0 Is Here: The Privacy Shield

Two days after the deadline passed for reaching a new data-transfer agreement to replace the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor, the European Commission announced a forthcoming new framework, the Privacy Shield, designed to continue...more

2/4/2016 - Data Protection Authority Data Transfers EU EU-US Privacy Shield European Commission FTC Personal Data Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

Our 2016 Resolutions for eDiscovery, Part 2

Last week, we discussed four eDiscovery resolutions that counsel should make as they kick off 2016. In this blog, we offer four more pearls of wisdom for counsel to consider as they tackle the New Year....more

1/14/2016 - Analytics Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) Data Security Information Governance Technology-Assisted Review

Our 2016 Resolutions for eDiscovery, Part 1

As we welcome the new year, it’s time for many of us to make resolutions. After consulting our crystal ball, here are our suggestions for ways to handle the new normal counsel will face in 2016....more

1/8/2016 - Cross-Border Discovery Electronically Stored Information Federal Rules of Civil Procedure International Data Transfers Proportionality

The Year in eDiscovery to Music, Part II

In our last blog, we contemplated the many intersections between the top pop songs and eDiscovery developments in 2015. Today, we continue our review with more of the most popular records and legal events of the year....more

12/23/2015 - Cybersecurity Discovery Document Productions Electronically Stored Information Fed. R. Evid. 502 Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Young Lawyers

The Year in eDiscovery Music, Part I

As we found out in a year jam-packed with game-changing developments affecting eDiscovery, “the players gonna play, play, play, play, play” (#18, “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift). With the enactment of the new Federal Rules of...more

12/21/2015 - Data Breach Data Protection Discovery Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Popular Trans-Pacific Partnership US-EU Safe Harbor Framework Young Lawyers

A New Dawn for Data Privacy in the Old World

After the European Court of Justice gutted the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor agreement in its landmark decision in Schrems v. Facebook, a number of EU data protection authorities (DPAs) issued clarifying statements. Here is a look at...more

12/7/2015 - CNIL Data Protection Authority EU France International Data Transfers Poland Portugal Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner Spain UK

The Land of the Rising Sun—and Rising Data Protection Requirements

Between January 2016 and September 2017, a series of amendments to Japan’s Act on the Protection of Personal Information (APPI) will go into effect. The amendments, which were promulgated in September 2015, are the first...more

11/16/2015 - Data Collection Data Protection Discovery International Data Transfers Japan Personal Data Popular

Will There Be an APAC Safe Harbor?

On October 5, while the European Union’s highest court was busy striking down its Safe Harbor permitting the cross-border transfer of personally identifiable information, 12 countries reached a consensus on data transfers...more

11/5/2015 - Cross-Border Data Privacy Data Transfers EU International Data Transfers Safe Harbors Trans-Pacific Partnership

A Trick-or-Treater’s Guide to the Federal Rule Amendments

Unless Congress takes action within the next month, important amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure will take effect on December 1, 2015. Several of these changes will shape how we approach e-discovery, but will...more

10/30/2015 - Discovery Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Proportionality Sanctions

Social Media Is the Kardashians of E-Discovery

Now that Taylor Swift has supplanted Kim Kardashian West as the queen of Instagram with 50.6 million followers, will people stop talking about her and the rest of the Kardashian clan? Of course not. As of October 2015, Kim...more

10/16/2015 - CNN e-Discovery Evidence Facebook Geolocation Instagram Kim Kardashian LinkedIn Mobile Apps Mobile Devices Popular Privacy Settings Selfies SnapChat Social Media Social Networks Taylor Swift Twitter WhatsApp Wireless Devices Wireless Technology

A Survival Kit for Cross-Border Discovery

“One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning.” This quote, from Fireside Poet and literary critic James Russell Lowell, described Shakespeare, but it applies equally to the practice of cross-border...more

9/17/2015 - Cross-Border Discovery Foreign Language Personally Identifiable Information Redaction

Around the (E-Discovery) APAC World in 80 Seconds

Although the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region is generally light on rules governing e-discovery, it transforms into a heavyweight contender when U.S. litigants must collect and review data there. With an accelerated rate of...more

8/13/2015 - Asia Pacific Australia Cross-Border Discovery Hong Kong International Litigation New Zealand Singapore

Are You the Next Cybercrime Target?

How valuable is your data? If you store personally identifiable information, such as Social Security numbers, protected health information under HIPAA, and even more mundane information such as dates of birth and e-mail...more

8/7/2015 - Cyber Attacks Cyber Crimes Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Electronically Stored Information Encryption HIPAA Malware Popular Security Audits Software Texting Wifi

Don’t Sling Your Data Around in Singapore

Singapore: it is the globe’s fourth-largest financial center and the only Asian nation with a top AAA rating from the three primary credit rating agencies. But, despite its reputation as one of the most business-friendly...more

7/23/2015 - Data Collection Data Protection Personally Identifiable Information Privacy Policy Singapore

Progress on Data Protection in the European Union

We may see the final text of the proposed EU General Data Protection Regulation by the end of 2015. In mid-June, the Council of the European Union set forth an agreed general approach to the proposed EU General Data...more

7/2/2015 - Data Controller Data Protection Data Security EU EU Data Protection Laws One-Stop Shop Popular Right to Be Forgotten

E-Discovery Down Under

In Crocodile Dundee, a teenager approaches Michael “Mick” Dundee on the streets of New York, seemingly to ask for a light. As Mick complies, the kid pulls out a switchblade and demands his wallet. Though his date suggests...more

6/19/2015 - Australia Data Privacy Discovery International Data Transfers

How Tech Savvy Is Your Firm?

The times they are a changin’. A new survey, “BTI Brand Elite 2015: Client Perceptions of the Best-Branded Law Firms,” of 700 Fortune 1000 corporate counsel reveals that more law firms are turning to technology “as a source...more

6/13/2015 - Analytics Discovery Innovation Technology Technology-Assisted Review

Assuring Regulatory Compliance Doesn’t Get Lost in Translation

In The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, hapless Earthling Arthur Dent jams a Babel fish in his ear that gives him the ability to instantly understand anything in any language around the universe. If only global e-discovery...more

6/5/2015 - Compliance Discovery Electronically Stored Information FCPA International Litigation

It’s 10:00 PM Somewhere. Do You Know Where Your Data Is?

For American companies doing business abroad, it is time—past time, in fact—to consider how and where you are storing your data. If you answered “in the cloud,” you need to do some probing, stat. ...more

5/12/2015 - Cloud Computing Cross-Border Data Storage Providers EU Popular

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