Tag Archives: data protection

Information overload

Everywhere you look, information is being created. What is more, that information is being stored, often inadvertently. When the time comes for that information to be accessed and retrieved/managed, perhaps because of litigation, a subject access request, internal investigation or regulatory inquiry, many companies find themselves in real difficulty. Big Data, BYOD, social media and an array… Read More »

Protection from Prism

Data privacy is not necessarily a subject which quickens the pulse, unless, of course, it is your data which is under threat. However, the subject has acquired a whole new significance in recent days following the revelations by whistleblower Edward Snowden who leaked sensitive information about US surveillance programmes to the Guardian here in the… Read More »

The bigger picture

Everyone will have heard about the prank perpetrated by two Australian DJs which went so tragically wrong. There has been so much noise out there about all aspects of this tragedy that I have thought long and hard whether I should add to it. In keeping with the tradition of this blog, I have no… Read More »

Data protection

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… Read More »