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Author
Alexander Milner-Smith, Partner and Kathryn Weaver, Partner, Lewis Silkin
Publication Date
08/03/2020
2 pages

This article discusses European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) implications and compliance for Asia Pacific (APAC) region businesses.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Information Governance
Region: Asia, Australia / Pacific
Articles
Author
Mark Diamond, President & CEO of Contoural
Publication Date
08/27/2020
30 pages

In this ACC Guide, in-house counsel will learn how to organize their physical and electronic records to create a more efficient legal environment. While automation can be challenging, there are many systems that departments can use to find success.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Information Governance
Region: Global, United States
Audience: Mid-Career, New to In-House, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Shook, Hardy & Bacon
Publication Date
07/15/2020

In order to successfully transition to Office 365, in-house lawyers at corporations large and small must plan ahead. This article will address the top ten things to consider when rolling out Microsoft Office 365.

Articles
Author
Shook, Hardy & Bacon
Publication Date
07/12/2020

Litigation is a complicated game of claims and defenses, requiring the court’s attention on the merits. Requesting parties frequently attempt to distract the court with claims unrelated to the merits in an effort to take their eyes off the ball. Parties are seeking discovery of unrelated, overbroad information that courts have repeatedly found to be outside the bounds of what is permitted by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Be prepared to blow the whistle.

Articles
Author
Association of Corporate Counsel
Publication Date
04/12/2021

A free service to in-house counsel developed by ACC, the ACC Data Steward Program (DSP) offers a standardized SaaS-based framework for assessing law firms’ data security protocols and scoring their ability to protect sensitive client information. The DSP provides a centralized repository to gather and validate the data security protocols of all outside counsel hired by a legal department. An optional ACC Accreditation of individual law firms is available.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Information Governance
Region: Global
Articles
Author
Docusign, Inc.
Publication Date
02/18/2021
9 pages

This article explains how electronic signature laws and principles in the United States laid the foundation for the advent of remote online notarization.

Resource Details
Region: United States
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, New to In-House, CLO / GC
Articles
Author
Docusign, Inc.
Publication Date
03/12/2021
3 pages

In many states, notaries public can take advantage of electronic signature related technologies to remotely notarize documents. In this article, find out how remote online notarization (RON) helps businesses function safely and more efficiently.

Resource Details
Region: United States
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, New to In-House, CLO / GC
Articles
Author
Nandeep Mehta, Sr. Consultant, Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
08/16/2021
7 pages
Resource Details
Interest Area: Information Governance
Region: United States
Articles
Author
Tom Mighell, Esq., Vice President, Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
08/16/2021
6 pages
Resource Details
Interest Area: Information Governance
Region: United States
Articles
Author
Greg Forest, CTO, Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
08/17/2021
4 pages
Resource Details
Interest Area: Information Governance
Region: United States
Articles
Author
Greg Forest, CTO, Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
08/17/2021
4 pages
Resource Details
Interest Area: Information Governance
Region: United States
Articles
Author
Catherine Cook-Holmes, Principal Consultant, Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
08/17/2021
5 pages
Resource Details
Interest Area: Information Governance
Region: United States
Articles
Author
Nandeep Mehta, Sr. Consultant, Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
08/17/2021
6 pages
Resource Details
Interest Area: Information Governance
Region: United States
Articles
Author
Carlos Leon, Sr. Manager, Business Development, Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
08/17/2021
12 pages
Resource Details
Interest Area: Information Governance
Region: United States
Articles
Author
Tom Mighell, Esq., Vice President, Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
08/17/2021
2 pages
Resource Details
Interest Area: Information Governance
Region: United States
Program Materials
Author
the Association of Corporate Counsel
Publication Date
11/03/2021

Keep learning with an ACC-curated selection of resources on hot topics.

Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
01/06/2019
1 pages

The ACC Records Management Program Maturity model provides a detailed maturity model for all aspects of an organization's records program. It seeks to gauge program effectiveness across a variety of program elements, taking a "big picture" view to increase program value.

Resource Details
Region: Global
Audience: Legal Operations
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
04/18/2019
5 pages

This is a glossary of Information Governance terms.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Information Governance
Region: United States
Audience: New to In-House, Legal Operations
Articles
Author
Mark Diamond, CEO & Founder, Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
07/26/2019

In this Quick Overview, learn how to calibrate your organization's efforts to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) in regards to data security, unstructured data, paper information, privacy maturity and more.

Articles
Author
Mark Diamond, Founder & CEO, Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
07/26/2019

In this Quick Overview, the basic elements of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) are explained as well as practical steps that can be taken to comply with this new regulation.

Articles
Author
Mark Diamond, Founder & CEO, Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
07/26/2019

In this Quick Overview, learn more about the guidelines, coverage, compliance responsibilities, and personal information qualifications present in the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

Articles
Author
Kerry Childe, CIPP/US, CIPM; Senior Consultant, Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
12/04/2019

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is intended to give consumers greater control on how their personal information is collected, managed and shared. Proposed regulations within this guideline are complex and have far-reaching impact on businesses and consumers alike. In this Quick Overview, draft regulations are explained so in-house counsel can educate and prepare their business and IT departments.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Information Governance
Region: United States
Author
Anneliese Reinhold
Publication Date
12/01/2019
2 pages

How effectively in-house counsel can advise on risk-related issues and steer the business towards practical commercial risk mitigation solutions depends on our access to the C-suite.

Articles
Author
Association of Corporate Counsel
Publication Date
11/18/2021

The Schrems II decision invalidated the US/EU Privacy Shield program for data transfers, but a replacement has not yet been negotiated for US companies. Schrems II will impact US data transfers eventually, but in the meantime US companies can prepare for the changes. 

Resource Details
Region: United States
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, CLO / GC, Legal Operations, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Raj Shah, Senior Associate, Collyer Bristow
Publication Date
12/10/2021
2 pages

Investors and the wider public are increasingly gravitating towards businesses that prioritize ESG credentials. This article is about the importance of data protection in this context and why it should not be overlooked.

Articles
Author
Nandeep Mehta, Sr. Consultant, Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
09/01/2021
2 pages

Records management processes need to follow the “five second rule:” All record identification, classification, retention period research, storing, and tagging processes altogether cannot take longer than five seconds.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Information Governance
Region: United States
Articles
Author
Dino Wilkinson, Partner, and Masha Ooijevaar, Associate, Clyde & Co LLP
Publication Date
03/29/2022
7 pages

The UAE issued new legislation to regulate the collection and processing of personal data in the country. In this article, learn the implications of this important development, which will be the first comprehensive federal data privacy law in the UAE.

Resource Details
Region: Middle East, United Arab Emirates
Checklists
Author
Dentons
Publication Date
04/04/2022
9 pages

Consider this checklist to help you assess compliance with the Personal Information Protection Law of China ("PIPL") adopted on 20 August 2021.

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