Data Privacy Law: Not Just For the Big Guys

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By Peter McClelland

As we begin the new year, data security and privacy law are definitively in vogue. Between Russia’s social media campaigns,[1] renewed tensions with China that include their industrial cyber theft operations,[2] breaches at major U.S. companies like Equifax,[3] Facebook,[4] Yahoo,[5] and Marriot,[6] and the unending barrage of privacy policy updates that the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) has spurred,[7] cybersecurity and privacy issues can justifiably jump to the top of the list of issues lawyers need to address as soon as possible. And that urgency comes even before the technology skills gap is taken into account: at the time of this posting, only Florida and North Carolina require lawyers to have technology training as part of their continuing legal education.

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Feb. 4, 2019

Robinson Bradshaw Announces Four New Shareholders

New Robinson Bradshaw shareholder Mark Hiller‘s litigation practice includes representing and advising clients on significant matters involving class actions, business and contract disputes, trade secret disputes, bankruptcy-related litigation, cybersecurity and the False Claims Act, among other areas.  Hiller earned his law degree from the University of Virginia and his bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from Harvard College.

 

 

 

 

 

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Better Search for Your Computer

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CATHERINE’S CALL

By Catherine Sanders Reach

A full text search engine will increase the efficiency of a simple DIY file management system and there are a number of fairly low cost tools available. Increasingly a law firm’s information is spread out on hard drives, cloud servers, local servers, external drives and elsewhere. Those with Windows 10 operating systems will find an effective search tool built into the system. The search is fast and efficient, but somewhat limited in the types of files it will index. For instance, it will not create a full text index of WordPerfect document files. Mac users have Spotlight built in for search, though other search tools like QuickSilver add functionality. But, what if you want to search everything, everywhere all at once?  Is it too much to ask for a search that quickly finds email, files stored locally and on the cloud, in a variety of file types?

Interested in learning more about file naming conventions, desktop search, and document management? Register for the Going Paperless: How to Turn Magical Thinking into a Reality CLE on Feb. 8, 2019.

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