True ESI defensibility starts with maintaining the authenticity and privacy of the data from the moment it is collected all the way to hosting and later deletion. Data encryption provides the backbone for this security through concealing the data in a cipher, thus making it unreadable to anyone without the key.

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Following California’s implementation of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) which took effect on January 1st, 2020. The state is setting up the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) which is slated for January 1st, 2023.

The CRPA is an expansion beyond the CCPA, and will supersede it once the CRPA is fully effective. The key differences between California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) & the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is the addition of the data minimization clause.

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File Transfer Protocol, commonly known as FTP, is the method of using a standard network protocol to securely and confidentially transfer files via a computer network. There are various types of file transfer protocols but FTP is one of the more common methods used within the legal industry. FTP is typically secured through the attachment of SSL/TLS (FTPS).

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Information governance, or IG, is the effective management of any and all information that an enterprise creates, stores or transmits, particularly in digital format. In 2021 this includes everything from the project on the office desktop, email that’s accessed from a personal mobile device to social media conversations and wearable technology. Having a successful IG plan in place can be a tremendous benefit to any organization. Yet, IG is more than just a workplace productivity tool;  establishing and maintaining IG compliance is critical to general counsel as well, for five very important reasons.

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Learning how to navigate the waters of eDiscovery can be difficult, especially when so many common industry terms can sound like a completely different language. Some terms hold a consistent meaning while others change when they’re being applied to the fields of electronic discovery and digital forensics. Here are a few common terms that occur naturally in conversations around litigation to help lift your eDiscovery literacy.

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Document review has become a major profit service for law firms. This gives an inlet to new technologies that allow smaller law firms to take clients they would never normally be able to handle. Additionally, eDiscovery takes the responsibility out of the domain of industry titans instead of making them enlist a large pool of high cost attorneys. In turn this has created scalability that is leveling the playing field in litigation services.

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