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Posted in Cybersecurity & Data Breaches

New Guidance on Preservation of Electronically-Stored Information from Zubalake Judge

Knowing what data a company holds is critical to privacy and data security risk management. It also is important as a matter of litigation preparedness. The judge who issued the series of seminal Zubulake opinions which essentially defined electronic document retention and discovery requirements nation-wide, calls for litigants not only to identify key data keepers but to identify key data very early in litigation. The new holdings, described in Hogan & Hartson’s Litigation Alert available in this blog entry, are likely to become as influential as the discovery-altering Zubulake decisions.

Posted in International/EU Privacy

French Data Protection Authority Issues Recommendations in the Context of U.S. Discovery

On August 19, 2009, the French Official Journal published the French Data Protection Authority’s (‘CNIL’) long-awaited recommendations on the transfer of personal data for U.S. discovery purposes (‘Recommendations’, currently only available in French). The Recommendations were based at least in part on suggestions from a working group composed of representatives from all stakeholders, which was set up by the CNIL in 2008. The […]