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The FTC Is Flexing Its Muscles: What Does It Mean for Privacy Professionals?

Created on May 25, 2023

Legal GRC Market Analyst at Exterro

So much happens so fast in the realm of consumer privacy protection these days that it’s easy to lose sight of the forest for the trees. State legislatures are passing laws with increasing regularity. Data protection authorities in Europe and across the world issue stunning seven-, eight-, and nine-figure fines. And consumers’ increasing attention to and demand for privacy rights shows no sign of diminishing. Perhaps the most notable lack of action is Congress’s failure to pass a comprehensive consumer privacy law, but that doesn’t mean the federal government isn’t active. The... Read More

Remote Investigations Are Here to Stay

Created on May 23, 2023

Legal GRC Market Analyst at Exterro

Despite well-publicized demands from CEOs and other executives, the modern workforce will almost certainly never be fully onsite again. While some surveys show remote work almost back to pre-pandemic levels, other surveys find that four to five times as many workers work remotely as did just four years ago. Even if workers are frequently onsite, corporate network infrastructure has also evolved. Hard perimeters are largely a thing of the past, and workers frequently use their smartphones, laptops, and other devices off-network and off-VPN. Organizations must account for cybersecurity risks both inside and... Read More

How to Build an Effective Legal Ops Dashboard

Created on May 18, 2023

Vice President, Customer Success and Global Support

A colleague I once had was fond of the phrase, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” While there are of course exceptions to this rule, I think it’s an excellent starting point for explaining the goals, purpose, and design of a legal ops dashboard. A good dashboard is specific to the organization and its particular needs. Consider the problem, the data you have available, and who your stakeholders are. Put simply, not all dashboards are created equal, and you can’t always use the same dashboard for differing purposes, due... Read More

Case Law Alert: Google’s Failure to Suspend Auto-Delete Policy Results in Sanctions

Created on May 16, 2023

Legal GRC Market Analyst at Exterro

As organizations continue to use instant messaging collaboration tools like Google Chat, and Slack, it's imperative that legal teams take accountability and work proactively with IT teams to ensure data related to litigation is preserved or risk e-discovery sanctions. Overview: In this antitrust case, the plaintiff motioned for e-discovery sanctions against the defendant for not preserving Google Chat messages. During discovery, plaintiffs asked Google about a “curious lack of [Google] Chat messages in its document productions.” Google responded that chats are typically deleted after 24 hours and that they did not... Read More

Meet the People Changing Lives with Exterro FTK: Nick Rich, Exterro Director of Sales

Created on May 10, 2023

Legal GRC Market Analyst at Exterro

As we've seen through the interviews we've conducted in our series, there are lots of ways that Exterro software changes lives. In the public sector, Exterro helps exonerate the innocent, deliver justice to the guilty, and provide closure for victims. For the police forensic analysts conducting these investigations, Exterro helps them fulfill their promise to protect and serve their communities, all while mitigating the potential stressors of overwork and traumatic materials. In the private sector, Exterro helps investigators looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack find it, unlocking the answers to internal... Read More

Data Privacy Alert: Indiana Becomes Seventh State to Pass Comprehensive Privacy Law

Created on May 9, 2023

Legal GRC Market Analyst at Exterro

Indiana has become the seventh US state to have a comprehensive privacy law enacted, underscoring the need for organizations to adopt holistic privacy programs based on best practices and privacy-by-design principles rather than attempting to respond to regulations on a one-by-one basis. Overview The Indiana House of Representatives voted unanimously (98-0) to pass Senate Bill 5 on consumer data protection in April, a year after the bill had stalled out in its progress toward becoming law. Due to the legislative process in Indiana, the Senate had to vote on concurrence, before... Read More

What India's proposed Digital Data Protection Bill means for businesses

Created on May 9, 2023

Legal GRC Market Analyst at Exterro

On November 18, 2022, the Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) released the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill 2022 for public consideration. A drastic revision from its predecessor — the Personal Data Protection Bill 2021, the new bill proposes a comprehensive data protection regime while easing restrictions on non-personal data collection and cross-border data transfers. While the new bill is more amenable to businesses in the country, it also levies hefty fines for non-compliance, a clear indicator that organisations need to buckle up and formulate data privacy programs now. Currently, data protection... Read More