Trade Secrets and the New Normal

Important New Guidelines for Employees and Employers Some time has now passed since the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) was signed into law in May 2016. The DTSA ushered in a broad set of new protections for corporate trade secret misappropriation and – notably – new enforcement mechanisms. Though the DTSA addressed a number of important gaps in law and jurisprudence, it also introduced a number of little known and understood requirements that impose important challenges and obligations on innovation-based businesses.
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GDPR's Protections for the Transfer of PII

Europe's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), operative May 25, 2018, governs not just how your company protects the personally identifying information (PII) of EU citizens and residents, but also from whom. The rule clarifies that mandatory PII protections extend beyond local data storage and usage to also include data transfer across borders to third parties and beyond. Your obligation to keep your EU data safe now requires you to also ensure that it will remain safe wherever and with whomever it ultimately ends up.
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Controllers and Processors: How the GDPR Assigns Responsibilities

If your U.S.-based company receives data (is a "data collector") from European Union (EU) citizens or residents, it must comply with the incoming GDPR - the EU's General Data Protection Regulation. That regulation divides "data collectors" into one of two categories: "Controllers" or "Processors." Determining which role best defines your corporate data-collection activities will also guide the development of your GDPR-compliant PII management systems.  
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GDPR and the Expanding Concept of "Citizen"

Europe's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) establishes a fundamental right to privacy in all of the "data subjects" that are within its jurisdiction. The rule becomes enforceable on May 25, 2018, and companies that have EU "data subject" information currently in their databanks must demonstrate by that date that they are managing that data per GDPR standards. If your enterprise works in the EU or with EU citizens, you need to be prepared to demonstrate GDPR compliance on or before its enforcement date.
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Who Owns Personal Data? GDPR vs USA

Beginning May 25, 2018, the European Union's General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect, and it's a radical departure from American data privacy standards. The rule requires an explicit "opt-in" from every website visitor and covers all EU residents and citizens. Your enterprise must develop and maintain a whole new array of privacy protection systems to become and remain compliant with the new regulations.
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Essential Trade Secrets:  Threat and the Common Thread

Question: What do General Motors, Goodyear, Motorola, DuPont and Panera Bread all have in common? While this may sound like the setup for a terrible punch-line, the reality is far from a joking matter. Within the last 10 years, these companies, along with scores of others, have fallen victim to trade secret theft, an increasingly prevalent corporate incursion that puts core corporate assets and  billions in future revenues at risk.
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How to Ensure Your Business is Compliant with GDPR

You probably know that businesses regularly collect and use consumers' personally identifiable information (PII), but do you know which companies have information about you, what information they have, and how precisely they collect and use it? More importantly, do you believe you have the right to deny or restrict what businesses do with your personal information?
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Presenting the Solution Accelerator “Concierge” Legal Tech Event

The One Professional Conference Laser-Focused on the Tactical, Real World Solutions that Lead to Success, March 28-29 in Los Angeles
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Legal Operations - According to Plan

A year ago, in January 2017, Hyperion Research surveyed the legal community about their planned priorities for the year.  Which operational objectives would they focus on in the new year to help drive success?  And likewise, how will those objectives influence their budget and planning priorities?  Now, as we get underway in 2018, we went back to assess how those plans panned out, and where did we as a community make the most progress. While the overall picture shows a general alignment between what was planned and what was done, there is definitely one standout that speaks to an important overarching market trend.
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Dashboarding for Value

The pressure on legal organizations for alignment with the needs of the businesses they serve fuels an appetite for data, in the form of operational metrics, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and other actionable intelligence. That, in turn, drives the quests for how best to consume that data—and is progressively more conveyed by increasingly popular dashboarding solutions.
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