The GDPR and Changes to E-Discovery Vendor Agreements

Typically, a client obtaining e-discovery services enters into an agreement with an e-discovery vendor. Such agreements may be for a single provision of services, but if the client is a regular client of the vendor, the parties will often enter into a master agreement that sets forth key legal and business terms, with a statement of work drafted for each provision of services setting out the particulars of that engagement.

Recently, parties are adding a separate set of provisions: obligations arising from the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679, a regulation in EU law that took effect on May 25, and which addresses both data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union and the export of personal data outside the EU. In this month’s article, I will discuss how the requirements of the GDPR have resulted in changes to client/vendor e-discovery agreements.

Read More: Leonard Deutchman | The Legal Intelligencer


The GDPR and Changes to E-Discovery Vendor Agreements

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