GDPR Project

EDRM Announces Publlc comment version of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Guidelines is closed.

About this Project

The project team is working toward evaluating the Public Comments. EDRM formed the team in August 2017 to examine GDPR and develop guidance for becoming GDPR compliant, particularly with an eye toward the regulation’s impact on cross-border discovery. Initially focused on data transfers from Ireland to the U.S., the guidance is aimed at mitigating some of the risk that international litigation teams and e-discovery practitioners face when balancing U.S. discovery obligations against European data privacy laws. Project Trustees are Dave Cohen, Partner at Reed Smith and Yelizaveta Kotova, Reed Smith.

Download the Public Comment Version

GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION GUIDELINES – Public Comment Version

Table of Contents

Checklist Guidelines For GDPR Compliance …………………………3
Guidelines to GDPR Compliance………………………………………………7
Appendix A: Template Protective Order………………………………. 24
Contributors ………………………………………………………………………………33


GDPR Project Feedback

Comments are encouraged and welcomed through November 15, 2023. 

Contributors

The project team (organizations noted for identification purposes only) includes:

  • David Cohen, Partner, Reed Smith, USA (Pittsburgh, PA), Co-Trustee
  • Anna Mercado Clark, Partner, Phillips Lytle, USA (New York City, NY)
  • Wayne Matus, Co-Founder and General Counsel at SafeGuard✓Privacy, USA (Sarasota, FL)
  • Chris Bojar, Director of eDiscovery & Litigation Support at Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP, USA (Chicago, IL)
  • David Sweetman, Counsel at the Law Library, Ireland (Dublin)
  • Ruth McAllister, Senior Associate at McCann Fitzgerald, Ireland (Dublin)
  • Tamara Barnes, Health Information Privacy Consultant at Google, USA (Atlanta, GA)
  • Jonathan Swerdloff, Director, Global Client Data Services and eDiscovery at Scott & Scott LLP, USA (New York City, NY)
  • Niamh Murphy, Director of eDiscovery at Arthur Cox, Ireland (Dublin)
  • Ines Rubio, Senior Director of Technology at FTI Consulting, Ireland (Dublin)
  • Yelizaveta Kotova, eDiscovery at Reed Smith, USA (Pittsburgh, PA), Co-Trustee