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Legal Speak is a weekly podcast that makes sense of what's happening in the legal industry. 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 Senior Litigation Reporter of the Daily Report Cedra Mayfield and Senior Staff Writer for the American Lawyer Patrick Smith, Legal Speak offers straight talk from experts, plus an 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, 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.