Co-authored by Michelle Lippert and Brooks Thompson
Like most cloud-based productivity platforms, Google offers solutions for both home and business environments. Free for personal use applications such as Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Drive deliver a rich set of communication and Office-like functionality that have near feature parity with their commercial corporate-focused G Suite counterparts. From the perspective of evidence acquisition in the civil arena, we find a significant number of organizations bypassing the conventional Microsoft stack in favor of G Suite. These organizations...
Moving to the Cloud represents a seismic upheaval in the design of an organization’s internal infrastructure – one that significantly changes the way legal and compliance teams operate. We are used to working within a static infrastructure system that doesn’t change unless we decide to change it, enabling us to feel in control of company data and risk. The Cloud, however, is not designed that way. It is a dynamic force that is constantly shifting under our feet.
It feels fitting that the summer of 2020 would bring us Schrems II. This surprising Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) decision wreaked havoc in late July by invalidating the EU - U.S. Privacy Shield and calling into question other mechanisms for transferring the personal data of EU citizens into the United States (and beyond) under the GDPR. Let’s take a deeper dive into that decision and what it means for companies that need to transfer EU citizens’ data into the U.S.
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