New Rule 37 (E): ESI in the Courtroom

Courts are figuring out when to impose ESI sanctions

Courts are figuring out when to impose ESI sanctions

On December 1, 2015, Rule 37(e), the new Federal Rule of Civil Procedure, became part of federal litigation law in order to address the problem of disparate circuit court rulings regarding the failure of a party to preserve electronically stored information (ESI). Despite the intent to homogenize ESI rulings, decisions handed down during the past three months seem to suggest that the courts are still grappling with the proper application of the new rule.

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Data Protection Rules for the Twenty-First Century

GDPR bolsters control over private digital information

GDPR bolsters control over private digital information

On April 14, 2016, the European Union passed its first comprehensive overhaul of personal and business data protection laws since the dawn of widespread Internet usage in 1995. Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), citizens will be able to take back control over their personal data, and companies doing business in the EU will benefit from a simplified and unified data regulatory environment in which to operate.

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