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ROPA = Record of Processing Activities

TOP 3 Privacy Skills In Highest Demand
  • Programmatic Management
  • Outside Counsel and Contract Management
  • Product Development
Wednesday, 01 April, 2020
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In global economic crisis, sales jobs are the last to be put on hold and the first to re-open.

TOP 3 Immediate Worker Responses To Moving To A Remote WFH Model During The COVID-19 Crisis
  • Employees on the whole have quickly embraced the concept of working from home, with Glassdoor finding that 67% of respondents were in favor of working remotely indefinitely, if their companies made such a policy mandatory.
  • 60% of employees said they were confident they can efficiently do their job remotely if their companies instituted mandatory work-from-home standards.
  • 50% of respondents saying they believe they can be equally productive working from home as they would be in an office, and 71% of workers with children under the age of 18 saying they believe they can efficiently do their jobs, even with their kids being at home.

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Tuesday, 24 March, 2020
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Based on staffing trends after 9/11 and the 2008 recession, anticipate more contract jobs and robust amounts of contract talent will be available in April, May, and June because of COVID-19.

TOP 3 Ways To Stay Focused During The Current COVID-19 Crisis
  • Fill up your calendar with calls. Stay connected and deepen your relationships with existing and potential business partners.
  • Create new rituals. Find your new routines working from home and create patterns that keep you active and accountable. Pattern set and repeat.
  • Proactively catch up on initiatives that you have not had time for in typical busy business times. Now is the time to shine by going above and beyond.
Thursday, 19 March, 2020
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As businesses are forced to deploy remote employment solutions during a global pandemic, companies that have already adopted a work-from-home culture are uniquely and immediately advantaged.

TOP 3 Ways Work-From-Home Culture Benefits Your Business
  • Forces your business to create more metric-oriented accountabilities within your process when physical oversight is no longer a variable for managing people
  • Up-levels your business’s technical prowess and lowers your need for physical overhead, over time creating reductions in repeat recurring expenditures
  • Arms employees with a sense of empowerment and personal agency, which yields a stronger, more efficient, and longer-tenured workforce
Wednesday, 11 March, 2020
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When an interviewer asks what you want to do with your career, don't answer the question by telling your history. Give them the future.

TOP 3 Emerging Jobs In The Privacy Sector
  • Privacy Technical Project Managers
  • Privacy Product Managers/Directors
  • CCPO or CDPO (Chief Compliance & Privacy Officer or Chief Data & Privacy Officer)
Wednesday, 04 March, 2020
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The market is ripe to transition your career from e-discovery into data privacy.

TOP 3 Ways To Transition Your Career From ESI To Data Privacy
  • IAPP: Become a member, get certified, attend community events, and self-educate.
  • Volunteer: Offer to write your company’s privacy policy or join CCPA/GDPR working groups.
  • Know Why: Having passion for data privacy and being able to articulate the why behind your interest carries weight with hiring managers.
Wednesday, 26 February, 2020
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DSAR = Data Subject Access Request

TOP 3 Similarities Between DSAR And Discovery Request
  • Both require collection, processing, and production of data.
  • Both require talent and technology to project manage the process.
  • Corporations aim to automate these processes internally, but still rely heavily on external vendors for support.
Wednesday, 19 February, 2020
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The topical prominence of data privacy at Legalweek 2020 indicates the viability and perhaps vastness of a career in data privacy.

TOP 3 Takeaways From Legalweek 2020
  • Privacy is here! There were lots of fresh faces and brands all over the exhibitor hall with plenty of software designed for data privacy and governance in the mix. Sessions fully dedicated to privacy careers were on the agenda for the first time.
  • Aside from exhibitor floor traffic, for most vendors the event is all about connecting with existing clients. The hope of net new relationships and revenue seemed dimmed and the focus almost holistically was on getting closer to those you already service.
  • Gender disparity was a recurring theme this year. ALM started the conference by sharing stats about gender splits on law school grads versus law firm equity partners. The gap is still huge.
Thursday, 13 February, 2020
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People who leave the ESI industry and want to come back need compelling reasons to provide to their future employers for why they are returning.

TOP 3 Reasons People Return To e-Discovery
  • Passion for the industry
  • Desire for faster-paced high stakes and high intensity work
  • Expired non-compete
Wednesday, 05 February, 2020