Despite some discernible progress in privacy protection since the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was enacted one year ago, in America it’s practically non-existent. In a Microsoft blog post, Corporate VP & Deputy General Counsel, Julie Brill recounted the progress that has been made since GDPR’s adoption, concluding with a predictable call for further progress to be made in the year to come, including adoption of uniform federal legislation similar to the EU GDPR.
The noted authority, Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., recently reported in her Ride the Lightning Blog: “Bank Sued Over Court Filing Containing Lawyers’ Personal Information,” a thorny bank litigation case that serves to highlight the critical importance of courts and litigators coming together to jointly adopt state-of-the-art infosecurity software and protocols.
In an article by Victoria Hudgins, writing for LegalTechNews.com, “Sink or Swim: Law Firms Need to Leverage, Understand Tech to Survive,” stated, “For law firms and their in-house partners to survive and thrive, differentiating services and analyzing big data will be key, while understanding and harnessing technology are the first big steps, according to a Wolters Kluwer survey.”
Today’s General Counsel recently commented on tech-security writer Jason Kichen’s article published in securityboulevard.com, “Want to Weed Out Anomalies? Use an Adversary Mindset,” raising awareness for General Counsel of the cybersecurity phenomenon known as “anomaly deluge.”
In his February 2019 article for Law Journal Newsletters, “’Dark Overlord’ Hack Shows Mounting Cyber Risks for Law Firms” law firm global strategy and economics writer Dan Packel reports on a law firm’s worst nightmare: potentially becoming the weak link in a global extortion plot related to the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks.
Louise Matsakis’ 1/9/19 article in Wired, “Paul Manafort Is Terrible with Technology,” and L.V. Anderson’s 1/8/19 article in Digg, “Lawyers File Response to Mueller Claims, Accidentally Fail to Properly Redact The Secret Stuff,” eloquently converge to illustrate the dangers of legacy software and mindset.