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What does being U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Certified Mean for Businesses

The concept of Safe Harbor came about in response to the European Commission’s Directive on Data Protection of 1998, which prohibited the transfer of personal data to non-European Union countries where the European Union (EU) “adequacy” standard for privacy protection is not met. While privacy protection is indeed an important goal for the United States […]

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E-Discovery Costs: Appellate Court Finds That Imaging Costs Are Taxable

Colosi v. Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc., 781 F.3d 293 (6th Cir. 2015). In this appeal, the Sixth Circuit ruled that the costs of imaging a party’s computer are taxable under 28 U.S.C. § 1920(4). The defendant, Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc. (JLL), prevailed in a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by the plaintiff, Brenda Colosi. […]

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The Duty to Preserve Has Limits That Can Be Tricky To Define

Blue Sky Travel & Tours, LLC v. Al Tayyar, No. 13-2500, 2014 WL 1451636 (4th Cir. Mar. 31, 2015). In this contractual dispute between two travel agencies, the appellate court remanded the case because it found the district court abused its discretion by applying an incorrect standard for spoliation. Blue Sky signed a contract agreeing […]

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Oh What A Night – Zapproved Welcomes Community At Open House

It was a fun party on Tuesday, April 21st as e-discovery software company Zapproved officially welcomed the startup and business community to its new downtown space in Portland’s Pearl District. Zapproved moved recently from its suburban Hillsboro office in order to accommodate rapid growth and to give us space for future hiring. Zapproved’s move to […]

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Show Me Your Legal Hold

Recognition of the importance of legal holds has certainly come of age. Over the past year or two, we’ve seen significant attention payed to the importance of sound data preservation practices, culminating in new Federal Rule amendments on their way to adoption at the end of 2015. Now we have US senators specifically requesting to […]

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Developing Company Culture: Happy Hours Spent at Zapproved!

“It’s a lot easier to start the day when you know it will end with beer.” So, what happens throughout the day?  Well, Zapproved employees have the makings of a great craft brew.  Why? Think about how beer is made.  Portland is known for its craft brews and each brew master at each beer house […]

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Zapproved Expands Executive Team With Software Industry Veterans

Zapproved is delighted to welcome two software industry veterans to its executive team. Christian Prusia will serve as the vice president of worldwide sales and Brett Scantlebury as the vice president of engineering. Both bring to Zapproved seasoned experience in building and leading teams in their respective domains for SaaS technology firms. Their leadership will […]

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BYOD Lessons for Corporations From the Clinton Controversy

For those organizations that haven’t yet had a wake-up call about “bring your own device,” or BYOD, the recent fallout from Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal rather than an official email account during her tenure as secretary of State can be especially instructive. Using personal email and devices is a massive trend facing corporate […]

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Industry Insights: The impact of the cloud on E-Discovery

Advances in cloud technology are creating new opportunities and challenges for e-discovery. There are a plethora of new applications based on mobile technologies that are fundamentally changing the way we create, share and interact with data. Adding to even greater volumes of data that are being stored in more places, is the economy of cloud […]

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It Doesn’t Pay to Delay—or Blame the Victim—in Discovery

Vladeck, Waldman, Elias & Engelhard, P.C. v. Paramount Leasehold, L.P., No. 653416/2011, 2015 NY Slip Op. 50298(U) (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Mar. 4, 2015). In this landlord-tenant dispute, the court considered whether the defense counsel’s conduct rose to the standard of frivolousness required to impose sanctions under New York law. The plaintiff law firm claimed the defendant landlord wrongly […]

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