Data protection

By | 2nd November 2010

I am occasionally asked about EU data privacy laws and how they impact on the discoverability of European documents in US litigation.

Denise Backhouse, associate in the eData group at US law firm, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, has written an article on this very subject for Guidance Software (who provide EnCase e-discovery software for her firm):  Master European Data Privacy Laws, Guidance Software blog, 18th October 2010.

The piece was also featured in Ernst & Young’s international e-Discovery blog, BONG!

The article is full of useful links to EU directives, opinions and FAQs and even has a plug for our old friend Chris Dale! It is none the worse for that and may prove to be a handy reference point for research on this subject.