Exterro's E-Discovery & Privacy Breakdown

The world of E-Discovery & Privacy is constantly changing – let us break it down for you with a weekly dose of News, Resources, Case Law, and Humor, all written in a concise and easy to understand format.

Data Retention Critical to New FTC Regulations

Created on August 3, 2020


Demand Generation Manager, Exterro

Overview: The Federal Trade Commission is proposing new cybersecurity requirements to its Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) safeguard rules. A central tenet of New York State Department of Financial Services policies, as well as current FTC guidance on reasonable security, is data retention. Why is This News Important: Under the proposed rule, financial institutions would need to designate someone within the company as responsible for overseeing the institution’s information security program. Financial institutions would also be required to periodically perform additional risk assessments, regularly test and monitor the effectiveness of its program, and have... Read More

6 Key Questions for Determining a Slack E-Discovery Solution

Created on July 31, 2020


Product Manager, Exterro

While most e-discovery solutions in the market can scope, configure, and collect data from Slack and other applications, Global 2000 companies face unique legal challenges due to their size and organizational structure. These challenges tend to require more advanced features than what manual processes (or even basic e-discovery tools) can offer. The following key considerations will help your legal team in selecting the right e-discovery solution for Slack data collection.  1. Can you collect Slack conversations prior to 2018? Litigation is almost always for an incident that happened years prior. Slack APIs... Read More

Friday Funnies: Exterro's Meme Series - Bro Edition

Created on July 30, 2020


And you thought your last meet-and-confer was awkward. Who says e-discovery isn't funny? If you're looking for an additional laugh, you can always visit our entire catalog of E-Discovery Memes and Cartoons, and feel free to share the fun with friends and colleagues. Remember, E-Discovery is always better when you have a sense of humor. Cheers! Read More

5 Serious Data Questions Regarding Vendors & Third Parties

Created on July 29, 2020


European Marketing Director

As we often cover here, vendors are a significant source of risk. Your network of suppliers is legally obligated to comply with all aspects of the GDPR to ensure consistency and true protection for consumers. And although it's not identical to GDPR rules, the nature of the U.S.'s California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) make vendor management an incredibly important aspect of privacy compliance for many global companies—a good portion of whom likely have a large enough presence in California to warrant regulatory governance by the law. If your vendors are not compliant... Read More

Breaking Down Coronavirus Litigation Data

Created on July 28, 2020


Content Manager at Exterro

The COVID-19 pandemic has been raging for nearly five months now, and as infections continue to climb, so too does the legal liability of many businesses. To name just a few impacts, these increased risks have forced General Counsel to play a larger role in business decisions to help manage the Legal Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) strategies; created new data types—and therefore new threats for e-discovery—for which organizations may not have had prior data retention strategies; and wreaked general havoc on organizations and their legal departments. And then there's the direct... Read More

Friday Funnies: Exterro's Meme Series - Ready for DSARs Edition

Created on July 23, 2020


Marketing Events Manger, Exterro

Who says e-discovery isn't funny? If you're looking for an additional laugh, you can always visit our entire catalog of E-Discovery Memes and Cartoons, and feel free to share the fun with friends and colleagues. Remember, E-Discovery is always better when you have a sense of humor. Cheers! Read More

Walmart Faces Data Breach Suit Under CCPA

Created on July 21, 2020


Demand Generation Manager, Exterro

Overview: Walmart Inc. is accused in a proposed class action of violating California’s privacy law by failing to protect customer data from an alleged hack. Hackers allegedly accessed Walmart’s website to obtain personal identifiable information (PII) including names, addresses, financial data, and other information.Why is this news important: CCPA, which went into enforcement on July 1st, increases the risk of payouts following security breaches because it added a private right to sue and statutory damages of up to $750 per customer, per incident.Walmart joins dozens of companies sued under CCPA since the... Read More