In the roughly two weeks since the European Court of Justice (ECJ) invalidated the Safe Harbor agreement, confusion and uncertainty has ruled the day. There may be a three month grace period for the U.S. to offer find a new framework for data transfer—but then again, what does that grace extend to? For the 4,000 companies relying on Safe Harbor for data transfer, what is the next step? And, as Christopher Surdak and Robert Owen asserted for Legaltech News last week, is the decision a “Digital Pearl Harbor”?
In an Oct. 20 webcast entitled “No Safe Harbor: Five Strategies for Cross-Border eDiscovery,” four e-discovery experts from Recommind attempted to put the current tumultuous landscape into perspective. The webcast featured one expert from Reccomind’s UK division—Simon Price, managing director—as well as three from its U.S. operations : Paul Ambrosio, associate general counsel; Michael Donovan, senior director, client services; and Hal Marcus, director of product marketing.
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