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GDPR Compliance: The Ticking Time Bomb

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance is not an IT exercise. Cyber security represents a huge risk to firms (records breaches increased 556% in 2016, totaling more than 4 billion) and GDPR is an important...more

Association of Corporate Counsel Issues Guidelines for Law Firm Cybersecurity Practices

by Fisher Phillips on

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) recently released a set of guidelines intended to serve as a benchmark for law firm cybersecurity practices. The guidelines include information retention, return, and destruction,...more

ACC Issues Data Security Guidelines for In-House Counsel to Evaluate Law Firms

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) has issued its first-ever data security guidelines, which outline basic data security measures that in-house counsel can use to evaluate their outside counsel....more

Don’t Let New Technology Cloud Your Legal Judgment

Law firms are slowly but steadily moving to the cloud. According to an American Bar Association report, 37.5% of lawyers reported the use of web-based software services or solutions in 2016, up from 31% in 2015, and 30% in...more

Top Cybersecurity Reads Right Now

by JD Supra Perspectives on

Covering China, BYOD risks, NYDFS, Yahoo!, phishing, and more, a recap of top cybersecurity reads on JD Supra this past month....more

EDRM Releases New Security Questionnaire: eDiscovery Trends

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As promised when they announced the project last August, EDRM announced last week the release of a new Security Audit Questionnaire, which is designed to be a practical tool for evaluating the security capabilities of...more

Privacy Perils: Know Your LinkedIn Settings

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

Who has viewed your LinkedIn profile lately? We are all at least a little curious to learn the answer and review such reports provided periodically by LinkedIn. However, unless you adjust your privacy settings accordingly,...more

Looking Back at Predictions That I Made Three Years Ago, Part 2: eDiscovery Predictions Revisited

by CloudNine on

Earlier, I took a look back at two posts that comprised six eDiscovery predictions for 2014 that I wrote three years ago. I thought it might be fun to look back at those posts to see how those predictions fared. I covered...more

“Primed” to Read about Data Privacy? The Sedona Conference Has a New Primer for You: eDiscovery Best Practices

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The proliferation of data in our society today makes the task of protecting sensitive and private data more challenging than ever. Without a doubt, privacy and data protection laws have evolved quite a bit over the past...more

Law Firm Data Breaches Demonstrate the Expanding Scope of Cyber Attacks

In a case of “cyber meets securities fraud,” the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (“SDNY”) recently indicted three foreign nationals on charges of insider trading, wire fraud, and computer...more

Wake-Up Call: Law Firms in the Cybersecurity Crosshairs

Last week marked the first time a U.S. law firm was publicly named in a class action data security lawsuit. Originally filed in April 2016, the class action complaint in Shore v. Johnson & Bell, Ltd., 16-cv-4363 (N.D. Ill.),...more

The Panama Papers Make ‘Share Everything’ Security Policies a Thing of the Past

by Prosperoware on

The breach of the Panamanian law firm, Mossack Fonseca, two weeks ago and the ensuing leak of 11.5 million documents — 2.6 terabytes of data — to the press revealed in extraordinary detail how offshore bank accounts and tax...more

Why Retaining a Mobile App Lawyer Is So Important

by Klein Moynihan Turco LLP on

Mobile App Lawyers Help Secure Your Mobile App Assets Mobile applications, or “apps,” have become an extremely popular vehicle for providing entertainment to end-users, developing brand loyalty and enhancing the consumer...more

Is encryption the key to your data security?

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

With the increased rate of data breaches targeting personal information, an increased public awareness of online privacy, and an increasingly demanding regulatory landscape, large and small businesses are looking to...more

5 Practice Tips for Law Firms as Data Breach Spotlight Swings Their Way

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

While data breach incidents affecting the entertainment, retail, healthcare, and financial industries have garnered more attention in past years, the data breach spotlight recently shifted to law firms. ...more

The Case for E-Discovery Education in Law School

The lament that law schools do not adequately prepare new lawyers for the actual practice of law is not a new one. The refrain, however, seems more pronounced as the day-to-day practice of law becomes increasingly...more

Cybersecurity: You can't afford to ignore it anymore

by Dentons on

In late March, newspapers confirmed that a Russian hacker named "Oleras" targeted 48 law firms (most of which are Am Law 100 firms). Oleras planned to hack these firms to secure confidential and highly valuable insider...more

Business Litigation Alert: "Law Firms Victim to Data Breaches"

by Porter Hedges LLP on

Recently, reports surfaced that multiple law firms have fallen victim to data breaches, prompting class action litigation against the firms for exposing their clients' information. Law firms house a great deal of highly...more

Putting a Wrap on LegalTech New York 2016

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Last week wrapped up LegalTech New York 2016, as thousands of professionals across the legal sector descended upon the Hilton New York for three days’ worth of meetings, information, keynotes and plenary sessions. As the...more

2015 Year in Review: Top Five Stories for In-house Counsel

by Sullivan & Worcester on

One of our priorities is tracking the big issues affecting in-house counsel, and since 2015 seems to be the year of the “Top __ List,” we thought it would be fun to jump on that bandwagon too. It’s helpful to understand your...more

Untrusted Advisor: How Your Law Firm May Fail to Protect Your Data

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

In recent years, the prevalence of data and information security breaches at major corporations have become increasingly more commonplace. While general awareness may be increasing, many companies are still neglecting to...more

How to prevent data theft from lost devices

by Dentons on

Technology can be a blessing and a curse for attorneys. While technology enables attorneys to be able to conduct business on the go, it also puts client and firm data at risk. In the United States, someone loses a cellphone...more

Perla: LegalTech Startups Can't Fix BigLaw's Cyber-Security Problems [Video]

by Mimesis Law on

Mar. 18, 2015 (Mimesis Law) -- David Perla, president of Bloomberg Law, talks with Lee Pacchia about his vision for the future of the company, BigLaw's response to cyber-security threats and the prospects for the legal...more

Ethical Issues Implicated by Lawyers’ Use of Third-Party Cloud Services

Law firms increasingly turn to “cloud services” for processing and storing confidential client information because of their greater flexibility and efficiency. Use of “the cloud,” however, outsources the administration,...more

Copyright Law and the Fight Against Revenge Porn: Q&A With David Bateman of the Cyber Civil Rights Legal Project

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In-depth Q&A with attorney David A. Bateman about the Cyber Civil Rights Legal Project, which Bateman co-founded last year with K&L Gates colleague Elisa J. D'Amico to help victims of revenge porn. We wanted to learn...more

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