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Legal Speak is a weekly podcast that makes sense of what's happening in the legal industry. Brought to you by Law.com's global network of reporters and editors, each episode tackles a subject that's worthy of a deep dive—from law firm profit hacks to Supreme Court showdowns to the most promising plays in legal tech. Hosted by Law.com editors Leigh Jones and Vanessa Blum, Legal Speak offers straight talk from experts, plus inside-the-newsroom perspective on market-shaping stories.

Apr 27, 2018

The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation takes effect May 25, ushering in big changes for how businesses collect, process and store personal information. Sophisticated companies have been preparing for the better part of two years but others are playing catch upAnd just because there’s been a long lead time doesn’t mean all the law’s ramifications are clear. In this episode, Law.com reporter Ben Hancock checks in with three experts to ask why businesses are so consumed by the GDPR (hint, it has to do with the price tag for penalties) and what the new landscape means for attorneys.