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January 28: Celebrate Data Privacy Day!

Jan Scholtes | January 28, 2019

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 Today is Data Privacy Day, also known in Europe as the Data Protection Day. The purpose of Data Privacy Day is to raise awareness and promote privacy and data protection best practices. It is currently observed in the United States, Canada, India and 47 European countries.

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Why Legal has nothing to fear from Technology

Yannick Duport | December 11, 2018

The science of document classification is not as old and venerable as the Law, but its roots go back to 19th century German academia. The first American school for library science saw the light of day at Columbia University in 1887. Now known as the School of Library Service, the department’s…

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Subject Access and Right to be Forgotten Requests

Lennert Hoogvliet | November 13, 2018

For compliance, internal investigations, and legal departments, the GDPR created a whole set of new obligations. Not only do data breaches have to be reported, but all subjects whose information has been breached must be informed. Additionally, it is now possible for any citizen of the European…

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Where GDPR meets eDiscovery, part 3: GDPR-compliancy as a competitive advantage

Annelore van der Lint | April 12, 2018

By the end of May 2018, the GDPR will regulate all activities involving the personal data of EU citizens. Under this regulation, companies around the world are only allowed to process and store data of European citizens if they can prove compliance with the strict rules of the GDPR.

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Where GDPR meets eDiscovery, part 2: the difference between anonymization and pseudonymization

Annelore van der Lint | April 3, 2018

In last week’s blog, we discussed storing archives that are often subject to regulatory requests or eDiscovery. Redaction and anonymization are very practical and cost-effective means for GDPR-compliant storing of data repositories and archives that are often subject to regulatory requests or…

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Where GDPR meets eDiscovery, part 1: storing archives that are often subject to regulatory requests or eDicovery

Annelore van der Lint | March 29, 2018

The high number of participants in last week’s ACEDS webinar “There is no Silver bullet to cover all GDPR requirements”, shows there is a lot of interest for the new legislation that becomes effective end of May this year. The Q&A session also learned people struggle to grasp what they really must…

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No silver bullet to cover all GDPR requirements... but there is a lot you CAN do

Annelore van der Lint | February 26, 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that becomes effective end of May this year will have severe impact on how companies and government organizations have to operate when dealing with information from citizens and other subject in the European Union. We all know that non-compliance with…

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What happened since the last eDiscovery day

Annelore van der Lint | November 30, 2017

Today, December 1 is eDiscovery Day, an industry-wide day of celebration for eDiscovery's role in the legal process. Why December 1? Well, 11 years ago on December 1 the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) were adjusted to cover, what we refer to today, as eDiscovery.

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How the GDPR brings a new dimension to eDiscovery

Annelore van der Lint | November 20, 2017

Since the end of May 2018, the GDPR regulates all activities involving the personal data of EU citizens. Under this regulation, companies around the world are only allowed to process and store data of European citizens if they can prove compliance with the strict rules of this regulation.

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