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Author
Mark Diamond, President & CEO of Contoural
Publication Date
08/27/2020
30 pages

In this ACC Guide, in-house counsel will learn how to organize their physical and electronic records to create a more efficient legal environment. While automation can be challenging, there are many systems that departments can use to find success.

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Interest Area: Information Governance
Region: Global, United States
Audience: Mid-Career, New to In-House, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Shook, Hardy & Bacon
Publication Date
07/15/2020

In order to successfully transition to Office 365, in-house lawyers at corporations large and small must plan ahead. This article will address the top ten things to consider when rolling out Microsoft Office 365.

Articles
Author
Shook, Hardy & Bacon
Publication Date
07/12/2020

Litigation is a complicated game of claims and defenses, requiring the court’s attention on the merits. Requesting parties frequently attempt to distract the court with claims unrelated to the merits in an effort to take their eyes off the ball. Parties are seeking discovery of unrelated, overbroad information that courts have repeatedly found to be outside the bounds of what is permitted by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Be prepared to blow the whistle.

Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Tom Mighell, Esq., Vice President, Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
08/11/2021
3 pages

United States, Contoural

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Region: United States
Articles
Author
Nandeep Mehta, Sr. Consultant, Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
08/16/2021
7 pages
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Interest Area: Information Governance
Region: United States
Articles
Author
Tom Mighell, Esq., Vice President, Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
08/16/2021
6 pages
Resource Details
Interest Area: Information Governance
Region: United States
Articles
Author
Greg Forest, CTO, Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
08/17/2021
4 pages
Resource Details
Interest Area: Information Governance
Region: United States
Articles
Author
Greg Forest, CTO, Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
08/17/2021
4 pages
Resource Details
Interest Area: Information Governance
Region: United States
Articles
Author
Catherine Cook-Holmes, Principal Consultant, Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
08/17/2021
5 pages
Resource Details
Interest Area: Information Governance
Region: United States
Articles
Author
Nandeep Mehta, Sr. Consultant, Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
08/17/2021
6 pages
Resource Details
Interest Area: Information Governance
Region: United States
Articles
Author
Carlos Leon, Sr. Manager, Business Development, Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
08/17/2021
12 pages
Resource Details
Interest Area: Information Governance
Region: United States
Articles
Author
Tom Mighell, Esq., Vice President, Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
08/17/2021
2 pages
Resource Details
Interest Area: Information Governance
Region: United States
Articles
Author
Shook, Hardy & Bacon
Publication Date
12/14/2021
3 pages

Use of collaboration tools like Slack, Teams, and those alike – rather than traditional face-to-face communications – often results in more informal and unfiltered communications, which presents legal risk and requires significant new considerations for organizations, including whether information is retained and where and how long information is stored. In this article, learn some best practices to face these challenges.

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Region: United States
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, New to In-House
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
04/18/2019
5 pages

This is a glossary of Information Governance terms.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Information Governance
Region: United States
Audience: New to In-House, Legal Operations
Articles
Author
Mark Diamond, President & CEO of Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
06/19/2019
45 pages

In this ACC Guide, learn about the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), how it compares to the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and gain key takeaways on how to adapt to these regulatory changes.

Resource Details
Region: United States
Articles
Author
Mark Diamond, CEO & Founder, Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
07/26/2019

In this Quick Overview, learn how to calibrate your organization's efforts to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) in regards to data security, unstructured data, paper information, privacy maturity and more.

Articles
Author
Mark Diamond, Founder & CEO, Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
07/26/2019

In this Quick Overview, the basic elements of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) are explained as well as practical steps that can be taken to comply with this new regulation.

Articles
Author
Mark Diamond, Founder & CEO, Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
07/26/2019

In this Quick Overview, learn more about the guidelines, coverage, compliance responsibilities, and personal information qualifications present in the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

Articles
Author
Kerry Childe, CIPP/US, CIPM; Senior Consultant, Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
12/04/2019

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is intended to give consumers greater control on how their personal information is collected, managed and shared. Proposed regulations within this guideline are complex and have far-reaching impact on businesses and consumers alike. In this Quick Overview, draft regulations are explained so in-house counsel can educate and prepare their business and IT departments.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Information Governance
Region: United States
Articles
Author
Nandeep Mehta, Sr. Consultant, Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
09/01/2021
2 pages

Records management processes need to follow the “five second rule:” All record identification, classification, retention period research, storing, and tagging processes altogether cannot take longer than five seconds.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Information Governance
Region: United States
Articles
Author
Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
04/22/2022
30 pages

In this ACC Guide, learn the components of an effective records management program, and the steps required to execute a schedule once developed. This ACC Guide presents global strategies for the in-house counsel or other team members tasked with starting, updating modernizing, or simply improving their company’s records management program.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Information Governance
Region: Global, United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Carlos Leon, Sr. Manager, Business Development, Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
08/11/2021
2 pages

sample form, policy, United States, Contoural

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Region: United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Greg Forest, CTO, Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
08/11/2021
5 pages

A Data Classification Standard (DCS) is a document that defines levels of security classification for records and information, and information handling controls for the repositories (systems and media) that contain them. It provides a global, baseline set of security classifications that apply to all content types and repositories. The standard also specifies the minimum set of data-security controls that apply to data in each classification during activities that occur over the life cycle of the data – including identification, storage, retrieval, marking, duplication, transportation, archiving, and deletion.

Resource Details
Region: United States
Articles
Author
Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
10/12/2022
31 pages

In this ACC Guide, learn why letting electronic information accumulate can be hurtful, and why deleting it can be difficult. The guide  reviews several deletion approaches that are ineffective and highlights those approaches that work well. These smart strategies will enable companies to create effective programs that ensure compliance, reduce risk, lower costs, and increase productivity.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Information Governance
Region: United States, Global
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Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
04/30/2019
9 pages

The Association of Corporate Counsel U.S. States' Privacy Capability Maturity Model provides a detailed maturity model for all aspects of an organization's privacy program. It seeks to gauge program capability across a variety of program elements, taking a "big picture" view on how ready organizations are to comply with these requirements.

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