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Data Privacy: The Next Frontier of Corporate Compliance [Video]

Companies are collecting more and more personal data. With that collection is an increased responsibility and the potential for more government regulation. Attorneys Rick Martinez and Seth Northrop discuss the changes that...more

Delaware Data Destruction Law Highlights the Necessity of Data Destruction Plans

The list of states requiring the disposal or destruction of personal data is growing, and companies need to respond accordingly by adopting data destruction plans. Delaware recently became the latest in a series of states to...more

The Uber Playbook: 5 Best Practices for Protecting Data Privacy

The risks are significant if managing sensitive data is not part of a proactive plan—the consequences can include penalties, sanctions and reputational damage....more

Two Tips for Inventors Filing Patent Applications [Video]

The intense patent activity in graphene stems from its enormous technological and commercial potential. But because much of the territory underlying the graphene cross-roads has already been claimed, patenting graphene poses...more

In re Rural Metro Corp. S’holder Litig., C.A. No. 6350-VCL (Del. Ch. Dec. 17, 2013) (Laster, V.C.)

In this memorandum opinion, the Court of Chancery declined to reopen the trial record and granted a plaintiffs’ motion to exclude post-trial evidence proffered by a defendant. In reaching its conclusion, the Court found that...more

Safeguards against Data Security Breaches (Part Two) [Video]

?Are you looking to guard your company's “secret sauce?” Fenwick’s Robert Brownstone says companies should safeguard their data by limiting the number of employees with access to certain confidential information. Following up...more

Three Key Data Retention Questions [Video]

Your company has been sued – what do you need to consider to comply with data preservation requirements? How do you address litigation holds, ediscovery and data retention? Robert Brownstone, litigation attorney and chair of...more

E-Discovery Litigation Holds

Preserving company E-mail that may be relevant in litigation is important for every business. Failure to do so can open a company to liability for breaching the duty to preserve evidence. Sending a notice to employees who...more

Top 3 Concerns in Data Security [Video]

In the video, Robert Brownstone, co-chair of Fenwick’s Electronic Information Management Group, describes how the world of data security impacts every organization regardless of size. He identifies three main areas of...more

Technology: Ethics meets e-discovery

Recent developments in e-discovery put more burden on counsel and implicate the rules of ethics for lawyers. The explosion of electronic files in discovery has caused courts to become more active in affirming and enforcing...more

Technology: Privacy violations are appealing to class action lawyers

The burgeoning field of privacy law presents a tempting target for class action lawyers. Alleged privacy law violations appeal to class action practitioners for several reasons: Consumers are increasingly sensitive to...more

Technology: We Have Met the Enemy, and He is Us

In a prior column, we discussed the inevitability of technology-related accidents occurring at virtually every company. One particularly common mishap is the loss of customer, client or employee data. These data breaches may...more

California Electronic Discovery Act: Part Four

Part Four in a multi-part series on the topic. Searching for evidence in the form of email, text messages and instant messaging is increasingly important in lawsuits. However, requests for this type of evidence during the...more

Preparing for Data Collection in Internal Investigations

Patrick Kellermann from LeClairRyan, an expert in e-discovery and data compliance issues, joins us again as a contributor. His profile can be viewed here {see alert for link}. In all honesty, document collection and...more

In-House Counsel in the Cloud Can You Trust Online Storage

This article explains to in-house corporate counsels the risks, benefits, and issues to investigate regarding cloud storage of data....more

Revised Cyber Security Act 2012

Congress has been struggling with cyber security issues for several years, most recently in connection with the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 (CSA2012). CSA2012 is an attempt to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure...more

California Electronic Discovery Act: Part Three

Part Three in a multi-part series on the topic. In Part One of this series, we discussed California’s Electronic Discovery Act. Part Two discussed the importance in legal proceedings of electronic information from social...more

California Electronic Discovery Act: Part Two

Part Two in a multi-part series on the topic. In Part One of this series, we discussed California’s Electronic Discovery Act, which established procedures for parties to discover electronically stored information (“ESI”)...more

Technology: 5 key cloud computing concerns

In part one of this series, we discussed the issues of security, interoperability and vendor lock-in issues in cloud computing contracts. In this installment, we will discuss the five issues of regulatory compliance,...more

California Electronic Discovery Act

California’s Electronic Discovery Act was signed into law on June 29, 2009, establishing procedures for parties to discover electronically stored information (“ESI”) from opposing parties for use as evidence in state court...more

Technology: Cloud Computing 101

Cloud computing is exploding worldwide. Consider the following facts: The world’s biggest datacenters occupy more than 1 million square feet, enough to house 17 football fields. 5.75 million new servers are...more

Getting the Deal Through – e-Commerce 2013

"Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research. This article was first published in Getting the Deal Through - e-Commerce 2013 (published in July 2012; contributing editor: Robert Bond of Speechly Bircham LLP)....more

Cybersecurity and Data Privacy: Big Data and the Law [Video]

As the use of the internet and social media continues to increase rapidly, companies are being challenged to keep up with changing laws and the many ways in which customer and employee data flow in and out of their hands. In...more

Digital Risk Management Strategies For Business

Ensuring that key business data survives unexpected events is vital for businesses large and small. That’s why every business should have a plan in place to ensure the availability of its data when manmade or natural...more

In the Slick of It: Will BP Go Down With an Employee Who Purportedly Deleted Deepwater Horizon Oil Flow-Rate Related Text...

While the 24-hour news cycle has long left behind the Deepwater Horizon explosion on April 20, 2010 that resulted in 11 deaths and the largest oil spill in United States history, the government continues to investigate...more

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