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Anticipated Changes to Canadian Privacy and Cybersecurity Laws Raise the Bar for Data Protection Compliance

Canadian Parliament is expected to be nearing the passage of the Digital Charter Implementation Act (Bill C-27) and the Critical Cyber Systems Protection Act (Bill C-26), laws that would simultaneously strengthen data privacy and data protection requirements in Canada and replace or amend other existing regulations, including the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).

Data Privacy for Financial Services Organisations in Saudi Arabia: The Countdown to Compliance

In July 2023, Implementing Regulations to support the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Personal Data Protection Regulation (PDPL) were released and subject to a one-month consultation period. The Implementing Regulations supplement recent amendments to the PDPL, which were approved in March 2023, and together these signal close alignment with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Key principles to that end include similar adequacy and data transfer mechanisms, breach notification timelines and the introduction of a legitimate interest basis for processing personal data.

Q&A: Eoghan O’Mahony on How Evolving Market Trends Are Shaping the Document Review Landscape

Eoghan O’Mahony, a Senior Director and disputes and investigations expert in Ireland, explains how building a cohesive team around each client engagement is critical to handle complex document review effectively, especially as the size and scope of matters continues to increase.

Event Preview: How the General Counsel of the Future Will Balance Digital Risk and Other Complex Issues

Technology and innovation make the world a smaller, more connected and more efficient place. But for the modern general counsel , the rapid advancement of technologies has also created a new spectrum of risks and demands for which many legal departments lack the internal resources or expertise to navigate. For example, in the 2023 General Counsel Report from FTI Technology and Relativity, 56% of legal department leaders listed data-related risk as their top concern, and more than half expressed concerns over the impact of unsanctioned uses of emerging data sources, such as cloud-based platforms and third-party communications channels that are hosted outside the perimeter of the enterprise.

Looking Back and Ahead at The General Counsel Report for EMEIA

The role of the general counsel has changed significantly in the last three years, and more change is underway. As chief legal officers have become more squarely established as strategic business leaders, they have also taken on more responsibility and a wider field of issues for which they act as key decision makers. While this change is beneficial to reducing corporate risk and improving organisational efficiencies, it has also caused legal departments to feel more strains on resources than ever before.

How Workplaces Can Help Address the Mental Health Crisis

Mental health challenges have been on the rise in recent years and research is beginning to reveal the extent to which the pandemic exacerbated the problem. The prevalence of anxiety and depression increased by more than 10% in many European countries compared to pre-covid, with some countries reporting increases of 20% or more. Several European countries reported that the population of people suffering from anxiety doubled since 2019. As people around the world grapple with these issues, workplaces have a unique responsibility and opportunity to take proactive steps to listen to people’s needs and make a difference.

Breaking Down Washington State’s My Health, My Data Act

The panorama of data privacy regulation in the U.S. has changed yet again, adding further complexity to the development and maintenance of compliant data policies and practices. Just this spring, Washington state enacted a rigorous, consent-driven law protecting personal health information. The My Health My Data Act (MHMDA) aims to prevent regulated entities from sharing protected health information without proper consumer permission or an established necessity.

Navigating the Impact of the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework

The long-awaited EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework, a replacement for the former Privacy Shield agreement, has arrived. With it, organizations expect a more accessible and straightforward legal basis for conducting trans-Atlantic data flows. While this is a step in the direction toward streamlining sharing of data across borders, the reality of the framework’s requirements will continue to hold a high standard for data protections among organizations in Europe and the U.S (note, extensions for U.K. and Switzerland are pending).

A New Era of Risk Part 3: Risk and Impact of Emerging Data Sources Underestimated in Most Organizations

This blog series discusses research and trends across the spectrum of Digital Insights & Risk Management. Part 1 in the series, by Sophie Ross, defined the concept of digital risk and shared a state of the industry across the big picture of this problem space, and Part 2 focused on data privacy issues. This post discusses the disparity between belief and reality regarding emerging data sources in today’s corporate environments. It features insights from business leaders including information governance professionals and legal department leaders.

Digital Innovations from FTI Technology: Testing the Intersection of E-Discovery and ChatGPT (Part 2)

FTI Technology’s data innovation lab leads cutting-edge research, development and testing across the most disruptive technologies. Our experts have a strong track record of creating novel solutions, workflows and practice areas in e-discovery, digital forensics, analytics, machine learning, emerging data sources, blockchain and more. This article series provides a peek behind the curtain of our ongoing work relating to the implications of ChatGPT and other large language models (LLM) in e-discovery.

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