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Alleviating Review and Analysis Challenges Across Mobile and Chat Data

Q&A: Conor Gavin On How Chat and Apps Are Making E-Discovery More Complex

Conor Gavin, Senior Director, FTI Consulting, explains how an evolution in both remote working and the apps that people use in their professional lives is creating a whole new set of e-discovery challenges.

Q&A: David Beck On Digital Forensic Investigations in the Middle East

David Beck, a Managing Director within FTI Technology in Dubai, has more than 20 years of experience in investigations, computer crime and digital forensics consulting. As organisations around the globe look to prepare for an increase in regulatory enforcement, cross-border litigation and other disputes, David is working to help clients establish internal governance and workflows to ease the burden of investigations In this Q&A, he discusses current trends, best practices and his views of what’s on the horizon.

A Guide to Productive Data Spring Cleaning

Like it or not, spring cleaning season has arrived. Whether you’re the type to declutter your closets like Marie Kondo or are more likely to tidy a few shelves and call it a day, it’s important to remember that your organisation’s data is also likely due for a thorough clearing out.

Q&A: The Latest in Investigations and E-Discovery Trends in Spain

Irene Blasco recently joined the Technology team in Spain. With more than 14 years of experience in digital forensics, Irene is an expert in e-discovery and investigations, and has supported clients with a wide range of disputes, fraud matters and compliance issues. In this Q&A, Irene discusses her role at FTI Technology and the top challenges on the horizon that clients need to prepare for.

Digital Innovations from FTI Technology: Financial Crimes Investigations

A volatile, global business landscape continues to contribute to shifting sanctions lists and broadening definitions of what constitutes a financial crime or regulatory violation. Concerns or infractions related to various sanctions requirements can trigger complex and sensitive internal investigations and government enforcement actions that are extremely difficult for corporations to navigate and respond to.

Replacing Lawyers with Robots? A Discussion on the Ethics of AI and Machine Learning in Legal Document Review.

When Google engineer Blake Lemoine announced last year that the AI chat bot tool he had helped develop had achieved sentience, and that it possessed a soul, many people reacted with fear and concern. That wave continued with the seemingly overnight emergence of ChatGPT into the mainstream. To many, these developments seemed like science fiction come to life — that technology advancement had unwittingly crossed into an age where artificially created intelligence was on track to supersede that of its creators. The resounding question was: will this lead to mass job losses, or worse?

Set the Story Straight: How Analytics-Driven Storytelling Reduces Compliance Risk

Organizations are struggling to manage risk and compliance. A Ropes & Gray survey found that 57% of senior-level executives rank this as one of the top two risk categories they feel least prepared to address. Since that survey, regulators around the world have ratcheted up their enforcement efforts — the SEC announced a more aggressive approach (and reported a 7% increase in enforcement actions from 2020 to 2021), the DOJ issued statements about its revitalized intentions to “be bold” against white-collar crime, the FTC is placing greater scrutiny on the relationship between market dominance and consumer data privacy harm and countless authorities around the globe have issued new regulations relating to digital assets, security, privacy, AI and more.

Regulatory Update: New Privacy and Security Requirements Loom Under FTC Safeguards Rule

On June 9, the Federal Trade Commission’s updates to the Safeguards Rule within the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act’s (GLBA) will take effect. This leaves organizations regulated by GLBA with only roughly two months remaining to ensure they’ve taken the steps necessary to meet new data privacy and security requirements for customer information.

How GDPR Programs May Serve as a Springboard for KSA PDPL Compliance

The Personal Data Protection Law in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA PDPL) was amended in December 2022 to closely align to the requirements within the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and these amendments were accepted in March of this year with the new enforcement date being September 2023. With these latest developments, many multi-national organisations will need to develop new policies and procedures, conduct data protection impact assessments and implement updated governance models, among other compliance activities.

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