March 2018

Translating German Search Terms and Determining Proportionality in Volkswagen Clean Diesel

In 2017, Volkswagen pled guilty to criminal charges for misleading authorities on the emissions produced by its diesel cars. As a result of this case, the Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” Marketing, Sales Practice, and Products Liability Litigation case was a shareholder class action in which the plaintiffs sought the production of email messages dating back to
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Who’s a Custodian, What’s Protected, and What Counts as Reasonable? Judge Sallie Kim’s Opinion on Shenwick v. Twitter

Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim issued a discovery opinion that should be included in ediscovery chapters of Civil Procedure textbooks. In a security class action against Twitter, Judge Kim methodically issued orders covering whether to include custodians in the scope of discovery, application of the Stored Communications Act, and proximity search terms.1 Should the Co-Founder and
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Articles 30 32 35 GDPR

[UPDATE: November 8, 2018] Since we open-sourced this Google Sheet data inventory tool back in March, we achieved a SOC 2 Type II certification in Privacy. We’re committed to continuous improvement, and as we implemented the data inventories and impact assessments, we learned that capturing personal data relied upon for all business processes was important.
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