Who We Are
Berkeley Research Group’s Technology practice is dedicated to advising clients in need of technology and privacy expertise. Our diverse group of professionals includes network security experts, electronic discovery and computer forensic practitioners, lawyers, data analytics experts, and records managers. If you have a need that relates to data—creating, managing, protecting, analyzing, producing, or disposing of it—our team can help. Our technology teams are often deployed when organizations experience a crisis or extraordinary occurrence or demand. It might be a real or potential data security threat, an internal investigation, or independent expert witness testimony in litigation.
What Is the Purpose of This Blog?
In this blog, we hope to identify specific threats to data security that our clients (law firms, corporations, not-for-profit organizations, and governmental agencies) should know about. In addition, we expect to highlight situations where an organization’s response significantly helped or hurt its efforts to disarm a threat or minimize liability. Finally, we will highlight proposed or new regulations that could significantly affect the way our clients manage data or respond to threats.
What Topics Will We Cover?
Topics will include data breaches, privacy law, cybersecurity, information governance, trade secret theft, and data analytics. We will have a particular focus on best practices in conducting investigations, analyzing large datasets and emerging privacy and data security law.
Who Should Read This Blog?
This blog is targeted to address the interests of lawyers, particularly litigation and compliance counsel, privacy professionals, and information security experts.
We will not address highly technical areas such as coding, nor will we analyze forensic tools used in the security and forensic industries, as these areas are well covered elsewhere.
When Will We Blog?
Our goal is to publish to our blog every two weeks. We expect to cover data security, data privacy, computer forensics, and data analytics topics on a rotating basis. We will also include client alerts when there is breaking news worthy of immediate note.
BRG’s Technology practice is dedicated to identifying and responding to the issues facing our clients in protecting, analyzing, and managing their data. We use our collective knowledge to teach our clients about technology and privacy in a fast-changing world.
“The Information Age offers much to mankind, and I would like to think that we will rise to the challenges it presents. But it is vital to remember that information—in the sense of raw data—is not knowledge, that knowledge is not wisdom, and that wisdom is not foresight. But information is the first essential step to all of these.” —Arthur C. Clarke