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U.K. Bribery Act — Implications for U.S. Companies…

Posted by Johnny Lee on April 21, 2011

From Grant Thornton: GT_UK-Bribery-Act-Logo“The UK has released the long-awaited guidance regarding the Bribery Act 2010, which will come into force on July 1, 2011.  This important legislation introduces more aggressive and far-reaching penalties for noncompliance than its U.S. counterpart ─ the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.  This alert discusses six key principles of adequacy on which companies will be evaluated, as well as additional provisions that U.S. companies should consider in preparation for the legislation’s enactment.”

Read more in Decision time:  The UK Bribery Act and what it means for U.S. companies.  This timely thought leadership comes from Grant Thornton’s Focus on Forensics series, a newsletter providing valuable forensic insights into some of the most complex and critical challenges facing businesses and legal counsel today.

Click here for prior online editions of this newsletter or to subscribe to upcoming editions, and click here for more information about a Grant Thornton Forensic & Litigation Services professional near you.

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ForensicUpdate Year in Review (2010)

Posted by Johnny Lee on January 2, 2011

WordPress.com ranks ForensicUpdate as very healthy.  Thanks to each of you for consuming this content…I hope you’ve found it useful, and I hope to keep you coming back for more.

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!.

Crunching the numbers

This blog was viewed nearly 2,000 times in 2010. There were 35 new posts with numerous pingbacks, re-tweets, likes, and tracebacks from our readers.

The busiest day of the year was October 4th with 132 views. The most popular post that day was eDiscovery meets CMM…a new benchmarking model.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were forensicupdate.com, linkedin.com, ht.ly, mail.yahoo.com, and lists.ufl.edu.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for forensic update, social networking forensics, ediscovery, and what is discoverable evidence.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

  1. eDiscovery meets CMM…a new benchmarking model September 2010
  2. Jail Time for eDiscovery shenanigans? Believe it… September 2010
  3. FINRA Fines Firm $1.2 Million for Failure to Archive Email Properly… October 2010
  4. Appearances and Mentions May 2010
  5. About May 2010

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ForensicUpdate Editor to join Foltz Martin Panel…

Posted by Johnny Lee on October 4, 2010

Foltz MartinForensicUpdate.com Editor, Johnny Lee, will join a panel discussion hosted by the good folks at law firm Foltz Martin LLC.  The panel, the last in the 2010 four-part series on Strategies for a Recovering Economy, will be held on November 16, 2010 in Atlanta at the  Conference Center (Buckhead).  The topic will be the efficiencies and cost-effective benefits of a solid data management infrastructure.

Today, over 95% of all content created is digital.  The cost to acquire digital storage continues to drop, but unregulated content presents significant risks for today’s organizations as they wrestle with a host of regulatory rules, compliance issues, industry standards, integration concerns, and litigation exposure.  How do organizations reconcile the low cost to acquire storage with the high cost of mismanaging it?  How can companies safely address this source of risk?  How does a company arrive at the solution that is right-sized for its particular business model?  How can you access and utilize your internal data to make more effective business decisions and increase profitability, decrease response time, and better take control of your operation?

Please join us for a discussion of how to identify the risks and opportunities facing business today; what role policy, procedure, training, and technology play; and how best to tailor a program to address those risks and take advantage of opportunities.  Please click here for more details or to contact the event organizers.

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ForensicUpdate Editor to speak at ARMA Event…

Posted by Johnny Lee on October 4, 2010

ARMA LogoForensicUpdate.com Editor, Johnny Lee, will present a luncheon session on Data Management, Investigations, and eDiscovery at the October session of Atlanta ARMA.

Electronic Discovery (“eDiscovery”) can be a time-consuming, burdensome, and costly undertaking for organizations.  Studies indicate that 87% of the organizations questioned feel that formal data retention policies are valuable, but only 46% actually have one in place.  Despite the prominent headlines, case law, and regulatory risks, the disconnects between in-house IT and legal departments are growing more pronounced every year.

Please join us for a case law update and a discussion of enabling technologies and leading practices that are helping companies: (a) to create and sustain unimpeachable data retention programs and (b) to manage records more effectively and defensibly.  I look forward to a lively discussion.

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ForensicUpdate Editor confirmed to speak at September IIA Meeting…

Posted by Johnny Lee on August 25, 2010

IIA Atlanta ChapterForensicUpdate.com Editor, Johnny Lee, will present a session on eDiscovery and Records Management at the Atlanta IIA’s September chapter meeting.

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ForensicUpdate Editor confirmed to speak at 2010 ISSA International Conference…

Posted by Johnny Lee on August 20, 2010

ForensicUpdate.com Editor, Johnny Lee, will present a session entitled “Best Practices in Managing eDiscovery, Retention, and Investigation Risks” at this year’s international conference of the International Systems Security Association (ISSA).  Below is the session write-up:

Electronic Discovery (“eDiscovery”) can be a time-consuming, burdensome, and costly undertaking for your company.   Despite the prominent headlines, case law, and regulatory risks, in-house IT and legal departments are growing even more disconnected. Please join us for an interactive discussion on the tools, techniques, and methodologies that are being used to help companies:

(a) create and sustain unimpeachable data retention programs and
(b) manage electronic records and investigation/litigation efforts more effectively and defensibly.

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ForensicUpdate Editor confirmed to speak at 2010 ACUA Conference…

Posted by Johnny Lee on July 14, 2010

ACUA 2010 ConferenceForensicUpdate.com Editor, Johnny Lee, will present session [G-2], entitled “Best Practices in Managing eDiscovery and Data Retention Risks” at this year’s annual conference of the Association of College and University Auditors (ACUA).  Below is the session write-up:

Electronic Discovery (“eDiscovery”) can be a time-consuming, burdensome, and costly undertaking for your company. Studies reveal that nearly 90% of U.S. corporations are engaged in lawsuits and that the average U.S. company faces 305 such suits at any given time. Corporate law departments are struggling to keep pace with the recent changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (“FRCP”) governing eDiscovery, increased regulatory compliance issues, and the sheer volume of data created in today’s digital environments. Despite these obstacles and the significant costs that result, studies indicate that almost 60% of organizations have no formal program in place to manage their legal discovery risks.

In this session, participants will learn how to:

  • Describe the eDiscovery Landscape.
  • Apply traditional maturity models and best practices to Data Retention concepts.
  • Understand the state of the art for Data Management / Discovery technologies.
  • Articulate the crucial role of Internal Audit in Data Retention compliance.

Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Advanced Preparation: None
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge & Applications
Prerequisites: Education, Experience

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Forensic Update editor to present at 2010 IIA International Conference

Posted by Johnny Lee on May 2, 2010

2010 International IIA Conference

ForensicUpdate.com Editor, Johnny lee, will present session [CS 4-12], entitled “Best Practices in Managing eDiscovery and Data Retention Risks.”  Below is the session write-up:

Electronic Discovery (“eDiscovery”) can be a time-consuming, burdensome, and costly undertaking for your company. Studies reveal that nearly 90% of U.S. corporations are engaged in lawsuits and that the average U.S. company faces 305 such suits at any given time. Corporate law departments are struggling to keep pace with the recent changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (“FRCP”) governing eDiscovery, increased regulatory compliance issues, and the sheer volume of data created in today’s digital environments. Despite these obstacles and the significant costs that result, studies indicate that almost 60% of organizations have no formal program in place to manage their legal discovery risks.

In this session, participants will learn how to:

  • Understand the eDiscovery Landscape.
  • Describe the Business, Litigation, and Compliance drivers for Data Retention.
  • Apply traditional maturity models and best practices to Data Retention concepts.
  • Understand state of the art for Data Management / Discovery technologies.
  • Articulate the crucial role of Internal Audit in Data Retention compliance.

FIELD OF STUDY: COMPUTER SCIENCE

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AIIM Webinar: “Are you Ready for Litigation?”

Posted by Johnny Lee on May 2, 2010

AIIM WebinarForensic Update is pleased to inform you that a recent webinar delivered via the wonderful folks at AIIM will soon be archived on their site. The original air date of this webinar was April 28, 2010. The following is the AIIM excerpt describing the event.

“You don’t need to be a highly regulated industry to be vulnerable to human resources, intellectual property or other forms of litigation. Don’t play the negative lottery – “it will never happen to us” – get ready for discovery now by taking control of your documents and records. This webinar will walk you through an information discovery analysis from identification through process so that you will know what to expect when the unexpected happens to you. We’ll provide you with proven methods for identifying your most susceptible business content, describe how a records retention schedule can help you contain costs and risks, discuss the proper treatment of records and outline an effective litigation hold process. Even if you don’t find yourself involved in a lawsuit or regulatory investigation, preparing for such an event is just good business.”

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