Dealing with New Technologies: What to Think About from Information Governance and Litigation Perspectives

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New technologies are changing the way we manage information – and presenting new privacy and litigation-related issues. Get essential insights for your organization to integrate new technologies into existing Information Governance (IG) policies with this complimentary webinar.

Explore the privacy, security, and litigation issues that emerge as new technologies for managing Electronically Stored Information (ESI) are being developed and deployed. Hear real-live examples from the experts on how to anticipate and prevent problems down the road.

Educational Objectives:
• Appreciate how new technologies must be evaluated and integrated into pre-existing information governance policies
• Understand that privacy, security, and litigation readiness must be considered when new technologies are chosen
• Create a template or series of topics to be considered when integrating new technologies

Who would benefit most from attending this program?
Corporate or government personnel, including both attorneys and non-attorneys, who make decisions about adopting new technologies, who must integrate them into an information governance structure, and who have an interest in understanding all the interconnected privacy, security, and litigation-related issues.



Ronald J. Hedges, Principal, Ronald J. Hedges LLC

Mr. Ronald J. Hedges served as a United States Magistrate Judge in the District of New Jersey from 1986 to 2007.  He is the chair of the Advisory Board of Digital Discovery & e-Evidence, a Bloomberg BNA publication.  Mr. Hedges has authored numerous articles on electronic information.  Among other things he is a co-author of both editions of the Federal Judicial Center publication, Managing Discovery of Electronic Information: A Pocket Guide for Judges and is a senior editor of the editions of The Sedona Conference Cooperation Proclamation: Resources for the Judiciary. Mr. Hedges taught eDiscovery at Georgetown University Law Center, Seton Hall School of Law, and Rutgers School of Law-Newark. He has served as a special master, mediator, and arbitrator.

Ann Cavoukian, Executive Director, Privacy & Big Data Institute, Ryerson University

Appointed as the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada in 1997, Dr. Ann Cavoukian served for an unprecedented three terms as Commissioner. In that time, she elevated the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner from a novice regulatory body to a first-class agency, known around the world for its cutting edge innovation and leadership. Dr. Cavoukian is best known for her creation of Privacy by Design – unanimously adopted as an international framework for privacy and data protection in 2010; now translated into 37 languages.  As of July 1, 2014, she began a new position at Ryerson University as the Executive Director of the Privacy and Big Data Institute – Where Big Data Meets Big Privacy.

Now recognized as one of the leading privacy experts in the world, Dr. Cavoukian is an avowed believer in the role that technology can play in protecting privacy. Her ground-breaking 1995 paper, Privacy-Enhancing Technologies: The Path to Anonymity, laid the foundation for her magnum opus, Privacy by Design (PbD) – which is now recognized as the world's gold standard in privacy protection.

Gail Gottehrer, Partner, Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP

Ms. Gail Gottehrer is a litigation partner in at the law firm of Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP in New York and Connecticut. Her practice focuses on class action defense, management-side labor and employment litigation, and other complex commercial matters, including privacy and technology-related litigation and workplace-related class actions. She is one of the few defense lawyers to have been involved in the trial of a class action to verdict before a jury.

Ms. Gottehrer is a frequent speaker on topics relating to the implications of technology on the law, business operations and the digital workplace, including litigation cost management, electronic evidence, information governance, telematics, usage based insurance, autonomous vehicles, drones, data ownership and privacy, wearable technology, and the Internet of Things.

Ms. Gottehrer is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a former Law Clerk to the Honorable Murray C. Goldman, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County. She is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. 

Thomas C. Gricks, III, Managing Director, Professional Services, Catalyst

A prominent e-discovery lawyer and one of the nation's leading authorities on the use of TAR in litigation, Tom joined Catalyst in June. He advises corporations and law firms on best practices for applying Catalyst's TAR technology, Insight Predict, to reduce the time and cost of discovery. He has more than 25 years’ experience as a trial lawyer and in-house counsel, most recently with the law firm Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, where he was a partner and chair of the e-Discovery Practice Group. 

Kenneth J. Withers, Deputy Executive Director, The Sedona Conference

Mr. Kenneth Withers is the Deputy Executive Director of the Sedona Conference, an Arizona-based nonprofit law and policy think tank which has been on the forefront of issues involving complex litigation, intellectual property, and antitrust law. Since 1989, he has published several widely-distributed papers on electronic discovery, hosted a popular website on electronic discovery and electronic records management issues, and given presentations at more than 300 conferences and workshops for legal, records management, and industry audiences.  His most recent publications are “Ephemeral Data and the Duty to Preserve Discoverable Electronically Stored Information” in the University of Baltimore Law Review (2008); and “Risk Aversion, Risk Management, and the Overpreservation Problem in Electronic Discovery” in the South Carolina Law Review (2013).  From 1999 through 2005, he was a Senior Education Attorney at the Federal Judicial Center in Washington, D.C., where he developed Internet-based distance learning programs for the federal judiciary concentrating on issues of technology and the administration of justice.  Mr. Withers also contributed to several well-known FJC publications, including the Manual for Complex Litigation, Fourth Edition (2004), Effective Use of Courtroom Technology (2001), and the Civil Litigation Management Manual (2001).