Internet governance changes could challenge businesses

The Snowden scandal that immediately affected the technology industry will soon influence the global legal sector and more

It’s no surprise that around the globe, governments and businesses were furious about revelations by former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden regarding American intelligence snooping on the data of its own citizens. A lot of this has to do with protestations by national leaders whose own intelligence agencies do much the same thing, but with less success than the U.S. National Security Agency.

Forbes recently reported that Snowden’s actions had an immediate effect on parts of the technology industry, but the fallout will soon move into other areas including in the global legal sector. Cybersecurity issues pose a threat to attorney-client privilege and new methods of communication have made electronic discovery and litigation support more complex.

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Amanda Ciccatelli

Amanda G. Ciccatelli is a Contributing Writer for InsideCounsel, where she covers the patent litigation space. Amanda earned a B.A. in Communications and Journalism from...

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