Last week, EDRM hosted a webinar on “Practical Options for US Litigators and Investigators Dealing with EU Data” featuring Dominic Jaar, KPMG, and Jo Sherman, EDT, regarding the October 2015 Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) decision Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner of Ireland.  This now infamous decision invalidates the Safe Harbour framework for data transfer from the EU to the US because it does not provide adequate protection for personal information. As a result of the CJEU decision, any transfer of personal data from the EU to the US that exclusively relies on the
Recently, the Sedona Conference® published the second edition of the Sedona Canada Principles Addressing Electronic Discovery (the “Principles”). The Principles provide guidance on best practices for dealing with electronically stored information (ESI) with respect to parties’ discovery obligations. The original version of the Principles, published in January 2008, are referenced in the Ontario Rules of Civil Procedure requiring parties to consult and have regard to the Principles in preparing their discovery plan. Crystal O’Donnell, the founder of Heuristica Discovery Counsel is a contributing editor to the second edition. There are a number of updates to the Principles and
Crystal O’Donnell will speak at this year’s Technology in Practice conference. The conference takes place November 5th & 6th in Toronto. Crystal will speak on a panel about non-linear approaches to document review. The panelists will discuss the extent to which non-linear review is becoming the new industry standard. Panelists will also provide practical insights on how counsel can ensure that technology assisted review adds value for their clients.
On October 29th, Crystal O’Donnell will speak at the Ontario e-Discovery Institute 2015 taking place in Toronto. Speaking on the opening panel, Crystal will discuss Canadian e-discovery developments that have occurred in 2015. The Ontario e-Discovery Institute is a full-day conference organized by the Ontario Bar Association. The Institute brings together experts to discuss issues at the forefront of e-discovery practice. More information, including a complete list of speakers and a schedule, can be found on the OBA website.