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Cybercrimes in Civil Litigation: Using the CFAA To Go 'On the Offensive'

By Shain Khoshbin, Munck Wilson Mandala |

There is a split among federal circuit courts of appeals regarding the meaning of the phrase "unauthorized use" in the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

Statutory Damages: The Future of Cybersecurity Litigation

By Thomas G. Rohback and Patricia M. Carreiro, Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider |

Recent cases have taken different lessons from the Supreme Court's Spokeo ruling, but we should expect to see more class actions filed under statutory causes of action.

Back in the GDPR: Using Data Mapping to Arrive at a Privacy Impact Assessment

By Dan Panitz, UnitedLex, and H. Bruce Gordon, Teva Pharmaceuticals |

Any company operating globally should protect their value through exposure containment under both Privacy Shield and the forthcoming GDPR.

Running the Corporate Legal Department Like a Profit Center

By Dan Bodnar and Rob Gitell, Thomson Reuters Legal Tracker |

Technology, accountability and innovation are key in making sure the legal department is attuned to organizational forward momentum.

5 Key Cyber Trends Dominating the Early 2017 Discourse

By Jason Straight, UnitedLex |

These talked-about trends span not only the progress made, but also the cybersecurity challenges that still lie ahead.

What Should Be in Your Ransomware Response Plan?

By Paul Bond and Kimberly Chow, Reed Smith |

Ransomware attacks in 2017 are akin to data security breaches a decade ago: a known risk, drawing class-action litigation, for which a plan is needed.

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Your Existing Product or Vendor is Gone. Now What?

By Philip Homburger, LawBase |

As the market continues to consolidate, law firms can expect that a crucial piece of software may no longer be supported.

How to Transform Your Rainmakers Into Social Media Rock Stars

By Spencer X. Smith, Spencer X. Smith Consulting |

Social media is the greatest mechanism ever invented for those responsible for business development at your firm to become known to their target market.

What Companies Need to Know About California Privacy Risk Mitigation

By Lothar Determann, Baker & McKenzie |

Companies should implement a privacy compliance program (or add California privacy law considerations to an existing program). Here's what they should entail.

The Cloud Conundrum: Explaining Divergent Google, Microsoft Search Warrant Rulings

By Ricci Dipshan |

Though coming to contrary conclusions, both court rulings offer guidance of how counsel can safeguard cloud data and how cloud technology is straining conventional legal thinking.

Drawing Aces: The Best Hand to Bet High on Machine Learning

By Rees Morrison, Altman Weil |

Finding the best hand to bet high on machine learning software for legal.

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Inside the Current 'Wild West' of Cyber Insurance Coverage

By Robert D. Chesler, Anderson Kill and Marc D. Schein, Marsh & McLennan |

Data breaches seem to have become a routine risk for most companies, but finding the correct insurance coverage is anything but routine.

Where Enterprise Systems Fit Into Discovery Management

By Jeffrey Hewett and Shawn Edwards, Granite Legal Systems |

Understanding enterprise systems in a manner sufficient for timely, cost effective discovery efforts is a new challenge.

Getting Comfortable with Technology Assisted Review

By Ben Barnett, Matthew B. Tate and Liesl Sachse, Dechert |

Four ways TAR can be used for important but smaller scale projects to be better positioned to reap the full benefits of using TAR in a large-scale review.

The 'Soft Underbelly' of Cybersecurity Meets Legal Ethics

By Jerry Cohen, JAMS |

By following certain best practices and structures, lawyers and law firms can meet ethical standards for protecting client data.

Is Consolidation the New “Name of the Game” for E-Discovery?

By Chris Hildreth, Baird |

A look at how a recent wave of acquisitions may spell disaster for smaller e-discovery services providers.

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How Can Outside Counsel Contribute to the Evolution of E-discovery?

By Nasir Ali, UnitedLex |

As the economic marketplace shifts, proactive law firms can surpass the competition by keeping up with e-discovery changes.

Ask the Marketer: How to Make the Most Out of Legalweek: The Experience

Preparing for the rush of Legaltech and Legal Week? Five legal tech marketing professionals give their tips.

3 Musings in the Minds of Legal Tech Leaders: December 2016

By Zach Warren |

Legal technology leaders speak on the personnel links between e-discovery and cybersecurity and more in this month's Tech Digest.