Privacy and Data Protection

Tag: cross border ediscovery

U.S. Cross Border Ediscovery vs. EU Data Protection: Clash of the Titans

I recently gave a CLE presentation at the LegalTech West Coast Conference in Los Angeles on the legal problems and tensions of conducting U.S. civil litigation ediscovery in the European Economic Area (EEA), which consists of the 27 EU member states plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The subtitle “Clash of the Titans” derives from the […]

Attention EU Readers of EDiscoveryMap: We are bringing EDiscovery to Brussels on January 26

EDiscoveryMap is pleased to announce that Monique Altheim will moderate E-Discovery Sessions at the Computers, Privacy & Data Protection Conference (CPDP) in Brussels on January 26, 2012. The panels will feature an international roster of thought leaders and practitioners in the field of Cross-Border E-Discovery and EU Data Protection: Willem DEBEUCKELAERE, Privacy Commission (BE), Master Steven WHITAKER, […]

“Embedded Devices: How Electronic Conveniences Affect Privacy and Discovery” at the Masters Series for Legal Professionals in NYC

  This panel was presented at the Masters Series for Legal Professionals, recently held in NYC on July 19, 2011. The panel was moderated by Steve Akers, CTO and Founder of Digital Reef, Inc. Panelists included Daniel Garrie, ESQ, Special Master and Mediator in eDiscovery and Daniel K. Gelb, Gelb & Gelb LLP. The panel […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for EUdiscovery

Apple Fined Less than a Thousand Bucks in iPhone Tracking Lawsuit http://gizmo.do/r4nTco #privacy # many didn’t seem to know much…RT @PrivacyCamp: By their staff (nough said) RT @eudiscovery: Don’t our repres… (cont) http://deck.ly/~ff2NO # Mack: personal data is a gold rush of our time #privacy # Don’t our representatives get briefed on the subject before […]

Privacy, European Union Data Protection and EDiscovery

Ediscovery in US Civil Litigation and EU Data Protection EDiscovery in the US  Electronic Discovery (or “Ediscovery”) is the process of identifying, preserving, collecting, preparing, reviewing, and producing electronically stored information (“ESI”) in the context of the legal process. Some examples of ESI are: emails, word documents, power point presentations, excel sheets, social media posts, […]

Federal Court in NY Says EU Documents Containing Personal Information are Off Limits in Class Action Litigation

This post was written by Kevin Xu and John L. Hines, Jr. U.S. courts often disregard foreign data privacy laws in the context of discovery. Litigants sometimes find themselves compelled to produce under U.S. law what they are forbidden to produce under the privacy laws of another country. However, a recent U.S. court decision indicates […]

IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2010 – Hot Topics : Robert Rothman on the New EU Controller-to-Processor Model Clauses

At the recent IAPP Global Privacy Summit in Washington, D.C., many hot topics were addressed: Privacy by Design, Behavioral Advertising, the new EU Cookie Consent Law, the Smart Power Grid, the Cloud, Web 2.0, the new EU Model Clause Agreements, Controllers, Processors and Sub-Processors, the recent Google convictions, to name just a few. I interviewed […]

E-Discovery Challenges in China

by Kevin Lo A complicated international anti-dumping case brought several U.S. lawyers and a team of e-discovery experts to a large industrial town in northeast China. They had come to interview senior executives and conduct a search of paper and electronic records at a major pharmaceutical company. During negotiations for the trip, the company said […]

EU Cross Border Ediscovery, Standard Contractual Clauses, and Sub Processors: What Will Change on May 15, 2010?

How the New EU Rules on Data Export Affect Companies in and outside the EU by Dr. Thomas Helbing On 5 February 2010 the Commission of the European Union (EU) has updated the set of standard contractual clauses for the transfer of personal data to processors in non-EU countries. The old clauses are repealed with […]

US District Court’s Desicion Based on Inaccurate Interpretation of EU and German Data Privacy Laws

US District Court Requires Production of Overseas Data Notwithstanding  Applicable Foreign Data Protection Law by Joseph Baker, Andrew Nicely and Tim Wybitul Mayer Brown, LLP Many foreign countries have enacted privacy laws and “blocking” statutes that limit the disclosure of personal data and other information maintained within their borders. Violation of these statutes can result […]