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How to Prepare for New Data Regulations in Europe (Perspective)

How to Prepare for New Data Regulations in Europe (Perspective)

Editor’s Note: The author is a managing director at HBR Consulting and focuses on IT services. By Laurie Fischer, Managing Director of Information Governance, HBR Consulting A surprising 80 percent of international IT professionals say they know little to nothing about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), according to a Dell survey. And a staggering 97

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Wake Up Call: LGBT Groups Vow to Sue Over Trump Transgender Ban

• President Donald Trump tweeted that he will ban transgender people from serving “in any capacity” in the U.S. military, reversing a decision by former President Obama. (Bloomberg) The ban is “doomed” in the courts, writes Harvard legal scholar Noah Feldman, as several civil rights and LGBT organizations said they are ready to sue to block it. (Bloomberg

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Wake Up Call: Mastercard Wins Dismissal of $18 Billion Class Action

• A London court shot down an $18 billion class action suit against Mastercard filed by Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan on behalf of a group representing 46 million consumers. The suit would have been the largest of its kind since U.S.-style class actions were introduced in the U.K., but the ruling could dent the country’s appeal as a destination for

Stephen Miller, White House senior advisor for policy, left, and General Michael Flynn, U.S. national security advisor, listen during a news conference with U.S. President Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau, Canada's prime minister, not pictured, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. Amid talk in the U.S. of resetting trade relationships, Trump and Trudeau said both countries are committed to maintaining trade ties and economic integration that support millions of jobs on both sides of the border. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Wake Up Call: Flynn Said to Plan Fundraising for Legal Costs in Russia Probes

• Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is said to plan a fund to raise money to pay his legal bills from multiple investigations into possible Trump campaign ties to Russia, for which costs could range as high as $1 million if he needs a criminal defense. (Bloomberg) • A global cyber attack could do as much as


Reducing the Challenges of Cross-Border eDiscovery

Cross-border eDiscovery is a daunting task for many international businesses, given the increased legal, regulatory, and reputational risks. The proliferation of electronic data and complexity in international privacy laws only add to the burden and cost of litigation. Preparing effectively for cross-border eDiscovery requires a proactive approach.   CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE WHITEPAPER

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FBI Agent Shares Cybersecurity Tips For Big Law

Corporate clients are now checking to ensure their law firms are taking steps to secure valuable information. In April, the Association of Corporate Counsel issued its first-ever guidance on what data security measures in-house counsel should expect from their firms, Bloomberg BNA reported. Aristedes Mahairas, special agent-in-charge in the cyber division of the New York

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E-Discovery Giants Feud Over Trade Secrets in SDNY

For a sense of how competitive the fast-growing e-Discovery services sector has become, consider the accusations flying in a federal lawsuit in Manhattan between one vendor and its former top salesmen. DTI Global, which provides e-Discovery services such as document review, is accusing its rival, LDiscovery, of dangling a total of $24 million in potential bonus

U.S. President Donald Trump pauses after signing executive orders in the Hall of Heroes at the Department of Defense in Arlington, Virginia, U.S. on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. Photographer: Olivier Douliery/Pool via Bloomberg

Wake Up Call: Will Trump Hire a ‘Tough Washington Lawyer’?

• Better get a “tough Washington lawyer” to help with growing legal complications, a longtime private attorney for Trump said he advised the White House. (Washington Post) • Mayer Brown partners picked litigation partner Sally Davies to be the firm’s first female London senior partner. (The Lawyer) Appointed for a five-year term starting July 1, Davies replaces Sean Connolly, who is stepping down