When collecting data from clients, keep in mind that companies are increasingly using the SaaS cloud services provider Workday which provides human capital management, and financial data management software.

Workday uses an analytics engine called Prism to use machine learning to make sense of data that an organization collects on its employees and finances.

Workday reports themselves could be an interesting subject of requests for the production of electronic data.

In 2018, Michigan enacted its Data Security Act which applies to persons and entities with licenses from its Department of Insurance and Financial Services.

In order to comply with the act it is necessary to :

1. Prepare a Written Information Security Program (WISP).

2. File a certificate of compliance with the Department each year.

3. Report breaches to the Department within 10 days after discovery.

Massachusetts also has cybersecurity regulations which require that a WISP be filed. A template of a WISP that complies with Massachusetts law and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act has been prepared by Thomson Reuters and is available here on the website of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). A WISP should cover the following:

1. Define personal information and sensitive information.

2. Designate a person responsible for implementing the WISP.

3. Provide for regular risk assessments.

4. Direct the distribution of information security policies within the organization.

5. Monitor service providers to ensure they comply with WISP.

6. Establish Incident response procedures.

Many of us will have had occasion to go into Device Manager to troubleshoot connections to external hard drives, or update drivers for printers. Note that not everything connected to your PC may show up under the default settings in Device Manager.

Under View, you can select 'Show hidden devices' . . .

. . . to reveal everything that is connected to your computer. In this example, you can see that this setting shows imaging devices which are not shown under the default settings.

Sean O'Shea has more than 15 years of experience in the litigation support field with major law firms in New York and San Francisco.   He is an ACEDS Certified eDiscovery Specialist and a Relativity Certified Administrator.

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