Records Analyst / Licensed Attorney

GDPR Compliance Prep

GDPR Compliance Prep for US Companies

The clock is ticking on the European Union’s new privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We’re less than one year away from when the GDPR comes into force, May 25, 2018. This new regulation imposes sweeping privacy protection requirements on any entities that oversee personal data operations or process personal data in the…

New eDiscovery Horizons: Employee Personal Devices

When we think about the universe of discoverable records during the course of pending litigation, we usually call to mind all of the business records responsive to the other party’s claim.  Most businesses generally assume that the scope of discoverable documents includes only work-related items in the company’s custody: work emails, papers, documents on company…

Electronic Signatures and Digital Signatures. What’s the Difference?

Electronic signatures and digital signatures are often used interchangeably in conversations, but they carry significant legal, evidentiary, and practical differences within the context of records management. Electronic signatures are any form of endorsement or assent captured electronically and adopted with the intent to sign a document. They can include printed facsimiles of ordinary signatures, typed…

The Panama Papers: Avoiding the Headlines

The recent leak of the Panama Papers and the ensuing scandal has exposed a host of clandestine financial activities implicating people and companies around the globe.  Although the Panama Papers scandal represents the largest (11 million documents, 2.6 terabytes) and most geopolitically disruptive data leak to date, it is highly unlikely that it will be…

Dawning Digital Dark Age

The accelerating pace of technology continues to change the way we communicate and do business. Systems, software, and file formats are in a constant state of flux, rapidly altering how we create, use, and store our data and documents. But the emphasis today is on innovation and productivity, often without consideration for how information will…