Europe’s Article 29 Working Party writes to Hogan Lovells partner Quentin Archer to comment on the Sedona Conference International Principles on Discovery, Disclosure and Data Protection. Working party supports of initiative, citing areas for further progress.
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.
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 […]