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The British Information Commissioner's Office Is Setting an Example for Regulators Everywhere

Created on September 30, 2022


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) issued two actions against government agencies under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), including its first enforcement action in seven years, signaling that it will be joining other regulators and DPAs in more vigorous enforcement of existing regulations. Overview On 8 September 2022, the ICO issued two FOIA actions: an enforcement notice to the Department of International Trade (DIT) and a practice recommendation to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) for persistent failure to respond to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests... Read More

Exterro Continues Its Law Enforcement Grant Program in 2022

Created on September 30, 2022


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

Five Law Enforcement Agencies Receive Exterro FTK® Software and Training Package with Five More Recipients to Be Chosen in November Exterro Inc., the developers of FTK®, the recognized gold standard of forensic software for law enforcement and the preferred provider of Legal GRC software specifically designed for in-house legal, privacy, and IT teams at Global 2000 and AmLaw 200 organizations, is pleased to announce the next five recipients of grants from the Exterro Law Enforcement Grant Program. These deserving law enforcement agencies will receive software and training packages valued at several thousand... Read More

Data Privacy Alert: California AG Announces $1.2 Million CCPA Settlement with Sephora

Created on September 30, 2022


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

While the $1.2 million at question is far from a large fine in the realm of privacy regulation, it does mark the first significant enforcement action under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). While technically a settlement rather than a fine, it’s a warning shot to California companies that they will be held accountable for violations of the law. Overview On On August 24, 2022, California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced a $1.2 million settlement with cosmetics retailer Sephora in response to allegations that it violated key provisions of the CCPA... Read More

3 Best Practices for Preparing a Defensible Breach Response Plan

Created on September 23, 2022


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

This article is a reprint orginally published by Today's General Counsel here. Its author, Ray Pathak, is Exterro’s Vice President of Data Privacy Solutions and leads the company’s privacy solutions strategy. Ray has been involved in the privacy space for over 15 years as a privacy operations leader and privacy software business executive. Prior to joining Exterro, he led Nymity as COO, and led the Privacy and Information Security program for Target Canada.The General Counsel's Role in Data Breach Response Football teams understand that it’s hard to be a contender without an elite... Read More

5 Prerequisites to Successful Early Case Assessments

Created on September 23, 2022


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

We've talked about the value of early case assessment (ECA) on this blog more than once. But if you're just considering using ECA technology, or if you're not sure of the value of adding this step into your e-discovery process, the benefits are considerable enough that they bear mentioning again.  ECA lets you get to the heart of matters quicker, before collecting data, in the following ways: Understand the scope (and therefore the cost and time requirements) of e-discovery in a given legal matterDetermine the key issues and legal liabilityDefine case strategy according... Read More

Case Law Alert: Boilerplate Objections Are Insufficient—But Not Enough to Be Waived

Created on September 23, 2022


Vice President, E-Discovery

It’s long been established that boilerplate objections to discovery requests will not be allowed, but in this case Doma Title Insurance v. Avance Title, LLC the court permitted the defendants to supplement their objections rather than considering them waived. Overview In this case concerning allegations that a contractor to an insurance company failed to comply with all the contractual obligations it owed to its client (the plaintiff), a disagreement arose over the materials the defendant would have to produce during discovery. In discovery, the plaintiff requested from defendant all documents and communications... Read More

FTK Over the Air: Digital Forensic Incident Response - Life After Law Enforcement

Created on September 16, 2022


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

Make sure you check out the latest episode of Exterro's digital forensics podcast series, FTK Over the Air. In our fourteenth episode, Exterro Forensics Evangelist Justin Tolman sits down with Dan Sumpter of Exterro, Chris DeLeon of Texas Central Bank, and Amanda Fields of Blue Cross Blue Shield, to talk about making the transition to digital forensics careers after working in law enforcement. With over 50 years of law enforcement experience combined, this group discusses the strengths from their public sector careers that gave them an advantage when transitioning into private DFIR investigations... Read More