“BYOD policies a must to avoid eDiscovery disaster” – AdvocateDaily.com

“BYOD policies a must to avoid eDiscovery disaster” – AdvocateDaily.com

Employers should prepare for the worst if they want to realize the potential savings of a Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) policy, says Wendy Cole, director of project management and counsel at Heuristica Discovery Counsel.


Cole tells AdvocateDaily.com that both employers and employees are attracted to BYOD policies for different reasons.


“It’s obviously more convenient for workers, who only have to carry one device for both work and personal information, while businesses think they will save money by just giving an allowance towards monthly bills instead of supplying devices,” she says.


But those savings can easily be wiped out by eDiscovery problems, says Cole.… Read More

Heuristica Speaks at Privacy and Data Governance Conference

Heuristica Speaks at Privacy and Data Governance Conference

Crystal O’Donnell, Heuristica’s Chief Executive Officer and Senior Counsel, will speak at the National Privacy and Data Governance Congress in Calgary on April 6, 2017.

Organized by the Privacy and Access Council of Canada (PACC) the 2017 Annual Congress is entitled “A World of Change“.  The three-day event running April 5th to 7th provides attendees an opportunity to explore leading issues at the crossroads of privacy, access, security, law and technology and to network with peers and colleagues from industry and government.


Crystal will speak about Balancing Proportionality and Privacy Protection in eDiscovery.  For more information about what her session will include please read the abstract.… Read More

Update: EU-US Privacy Shield Faces Sharp Criticism

In March, we discussed the proposed EU-US Privacy Shield in our blog.


At the time, the EU and US had just reached an agreement in principle and the European Commission (EC) released a draft “adequacy decision” regarding the proposed framework. The Privacy Shield is a regulatory framework designed to enable US companies to comply with strict EU digital privacy laws. It replaces the invalidated “Safe Harbour” agreement.


In the intervening months, several EU institutions expressed dissatisfaction with the proposed Privacy Shield. On April 13th, the Article 29 Working Party published a critical opinion stating that the EC had overlooked “key data protection principles”.… Read More