Risk & Compliance

Data lives across all areas of all different departments: legal, IT, marketing, services, sales—everywhere. Often, data lives in places many of us aren’t even aware of, due to either tribal knowledge that has long since left the organization or a lack of documentation and maintenance of important data sources. This emphasizes the importance of engaging leaders across the organization to help understand what is being and has been collected, with whom that data was shared, and where it currently resides.

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When we look at how organizations are handling new data privacy and cybersecurity regulations, there’s typically one area that falls under the radar: Third parties. More specifically, which third parties have access to organizational data—and which of those are risks due to new data privacy laws?

New privacy regulations are creating radical shifts in societal expectations regarding data security. What started with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the UK has continued with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) in the US—and these are changes require a variety of an organization’s division managers to come together to confront challenges that affect almost every aspect of daily business.

Predicting the future is difficult. That may seem like the understatement of the year, so far—but that doesn’t stop people from trying. Over the years, experts have made predictions of all sorts using their own data sets, algorithms, gut instincts, or just pure imagination. And given the somewhat murky outlook for 2020 in terms of new privacy rules, we thought we might give it a try—with the help of some friends of ours, of course.

Often, when you think of the role of a paralegal, things like drafting documents, scheduling meetings, and taking notes come to mind. But that's so 20th century. In reality, the role of paralegals is rapidly evolving, with traditional responsibilities being augmented or even replaced by new focus areas and opportunities for advancement. E-Discovery is playing a significant role in these changing responsibilities.

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Warner McCall Resilience (WMR) has joined Bristol Law Society (BLS) to help BLS members navigate the evolving cyber threat landscape.  With cyber security continuing to be an important topic for those in the legal sector, BLS were keen to work with an experienced partner to offer pro-active cyber security advice to their members. 

With the new SRA Accounts Rules now in force, we are hosting a seminar on how firms are interpreting and implementing the new rules and focusing on wider compliance risks for law firms.

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NetDocuments, the leading secure cloud-based content services platform for law firms, corporate legal teams and compliance departments, announced that Deutsche Bank, Germany’s leading bank with strong European roots and a significant presence globally, especially in the Americas and Asia Pacific, has chosen NetDocuments as its new global Document Management System (DMS). The NetDocuments true native cloud platform will be utilized by Deutsche Bank’s global legal, located in 27 countries, with plans for future growth and scale.

It’s time for legal teams to update their Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) practices to take into account new technology and a changing landscape, according to attorney Anne Kershaw of Reasonable Discovery®, LLC. 

With E-Discovery Day 2019 wrapped up, we’d like to thank everyone who co-hosted webcasts and events with Exterro—and a special thanks to those who attended today’s events and webinars. Your attendance, enthusiasm, and skillsets are greatly appreciated in the industry!

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