Finding a New Safe Harbor

How Technology Can Support Data Protection Compliance

By Michael Becker

The nullification of the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Agreement was a shot heard around the legal world last fall. In the vacuum created by the collapse of this framework, and with new data privacy laws continuously emerging, organizations have been struggling to determine how best to proceed with cross-border transfers for litigation, compliance and regulatory investigations. Data privacy officers, compliance teams and legal counsel are attempting to find a balance between the regulatory framework governing personally identifiable information (PII) and their data transfer obligations. The answer to this challenge may lie in evolving eDiscovery technology.

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