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.

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

New York Proposed Privacy Law

Created on June 22, 2020

Demand Generation Manager, Exterro

Why This Privacy Law is Important: With many of the same requirements as the California Consumer Privacy Act, the New York Privacy Act would give consumers additional rights to sue companies directly over violations. Overview/Status of Bill: The New York Privacy Act (Senate Bill S5642) was introduced in May 2019 and is currently in Senate Committee. If passed and signed into law, the enacted NY Privacy Act will require companies to disclose their methods of de-identifying personal information, to place special safeguards around data sharing and to allow consumers to obtain the... Read More

Squaring the Proliferation of Virtual Meetings—A New Threat for E-Discovery—with Organizational Data Retention Standards

Created on June 19, 2020

By Courtney Murphy, E-Discovery Attorney, Clark Hill PLC Over the last several months, the COVID-19 outbreak has pushed organizations to either add new videoconferencing options to their technology repertoire or scale up an existing solution to accommodate much larger segments of their workforces. Now, with employees routinely holding remote meetings, it may be a good time to ask: What is happening with the data being generated by these video meetings? Many common videoconferencing software include the ability to record; before the recent shift to work from home, how did your organization handle... Read More

Friday Funnies: Exterro's Meme Series - Working From Home Edition (Part 3)

Created on June 18, 2020

Creative Manager at Exterro

In-person collection? Not without a mask! Learn more about how COVID-19 has impacted the e-discovery industry with our new Exterro-ACEDS COVID-19 E-Discovery Impact Report. 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

10 Steps to Establishing Defensible Data Privacy Practices

Created on June 17, 2020

European Marketing Director

The regulatory landscape is changing at lightning speed. About 64% of countries now have data protection or privacy legislation and there are numerous new laws on the horizon, including a further 8% of countries with draft legislation. Organisations’ obligations to manage data—and the costs of failure—are growing exponentially. Just look at some recent examples. A well-known retailer paid almost €64 million in settlements with banks, states, and class action suits stemming from a single data breach. In July 2019, a social media company received a €4.6 billion privacy fine, representing about 9%... Read More