Julie Anne Halter, a co-chair of the K&L Gates e-Discovery Analysis & Technology (“e-DAT”) Group and a partner in the firm’s Seattle office, was recently quoted in a Bloomberg Law article on the increasing focus of government investigators on videoconference recordings as evidence in their investigations. Many businesses quickly adopted the use (and recording) of […]
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A number of recent state regulations address privacy rights for consumers of all ages, but there is no equivalent federal law protecting all consumer’s privacy rights. That being said, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA,” at 15 U.S. Code §6501 et seq.) provides some federal protection for data subjects under 13 years […]
Today we celebrate World e-Discovery Day, an annual industry-wide event for lawyers and legal professionals to highlight the critical role e-discovery plays in our legal systems. To mark this occasion, the K&L Gates e-Discovery Analysts & Technology (“e-DAT”) Group is launching a series of Q&A videos with e-discovery industry veterans. In the first episode in […]
In their roles as advisors, advocates, counselors, negotiators, and client representatives, lawyers communicate extensively though electronic means, particularly email and increasingly text messages. However, the fact that use of these electronic communication tools is commonplace in legal practice doesn’t mean that attorneys shouldn’t exercise caution when crafting their communications. The American Bar Association (“ABA”) Standing […]
Key Insight: The court denied plaintiff’s motion for recusal based on metadata in the court’s orders that suggested that the special master was the author of some of the court’s opinions in the case. Plaintiff claimed the author field on the metadata suggested the special master was the author of the court’s opinions but the […]