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.

7 Best Practices for Information Governance

Created on June 23, 2020


Director - Solution Team Consultants at Exterro

Information governance is the set of rules used to control the creation, management, storage, and ultimately the disposition of data within an organization. It governs data from paper files, phone records, and voicemails to electronic data like emails, spreadsheets, word processing documents, presentations, database records, and new types of electronically stored information (ESI). As a definition, it works well, but in practice, it doesn’t necessarily tell you how to get from identifying the need for IG to having an effective, functioning set of policies and procedures. Fortunately, in Exterro’s Basics of E-Discovery... Read More

Wisconsin Proposed Data Privacy Law

Created on June 22, 2020


Demand Generation Manager, Exterro

Why This Privacy Law is Important: The Wisconsin Data Privacy Act is three separate bills that together would give consumers more control over their personal data, and would strengthen Wisconsin’s data security and breach notification requirements. Need to Know Information: Who it Applies To: The three bills define a “Consumer” as an individual who is a resident of the state of Wisconsin. The “Controller” is the company who is responsible for the consumer’s data. It excludes law enforcement, and federal, state, and local government individuals. What is Covered: The bills allow consumers... Read More

Minnesota Proposed Privacy Law

Created on June 22, 2020


Demand Generation Manager, Exterro

Overview/Status of Bill: Minnesota Consumer Data Privacy Act was introduced on March 2, 2020 to the State House of Representatives and to the State Senate on March 11, 2020. If approved, the bills would enter into effect on July 31, 2021. Need to Know Information: What is Covered: Consumers would have the right to access, right to correction, right to deletion, right to data portability, and right to opt out of their personal data held by a controller or processor. In addition, the bills set out the processes for the exercise of... Read More

Proposed Pennsylvania Privacy Law

Created on June 22, 2020


Demand Generation Manager, Exterro

Why This Privacy Law is Important: Pennsylvania along with many other states is in the process of enacting privacy legislation focusing on the protection of consumers’ personal data. Currently pending before the Committee on Consumers, the bill addresses consumer data privacy by setting forth the rights of consumers as well as the duties of companies relating to the collection of consumer personal information. Overview/Status of Bill: This bill provides additional rights and control to consumers over how their personal data is being collected and used. Pennsylvania residents would have the right to... Read More

Proposed Texas Privacy Law

Created on June 22, 2020


Demand Generation Manager, Exterro

Why This Privacy Law is Important: Texas is slowly making progress to increase it’s data privacy laws. The bill went into effect January 1, 2020 is the result of amendments made to the state’s data breach notification law.  Overview/Status of Bill: HB 4390 amended Texas’ former data breach notification law to impose stricter timelines and reporting actions in the event of a possible data breach and created the Texas Privacy Protection Advisory Council. Which has been tasked with studying and developing recommendations regarding data privacy legislation. Need to Know Information: Who it... Read More

Florida Consumer Privacy Bill Introduced

Created on June 22, 2020


Demand Generation Manager, Exterro

Why This Privacy Law is Important: The state of Florida introduced new privacy bills in both the Senate (SB 1620) and House of Representatives (HB 963). Who it Applies To: This bill applies to those who own or operate a website or online service for commercial purposes, collects and maintains covered information from consumers who reside in Florida and use or visit the website or online service, and purposefully directs activities toward Florida or a Florida resident. What is Covered: This proposed bill allows consumers to review and correct their personal information,creates... Read More

Proposed Maine Privacy Law

Created on June 22, 2020


Demand Generation Manager, Exterro

Why This Privacy Law is Important: Maine will become one more state that is regulating online data with the passing of “An Act to Protect the Privacy of Online Customer Information.” More narrow in its focus than CCPA, this bill focuses entirely on user data collected by internet service providers. Overview/Status of Bill: The proposed bill states that internet service providers “may not use, disclose, sell, or permit access to customer personal information,” without receiving affirmative consent from the customer. This new legislation also gives consumers the right to revoke consent for... Read More