Strengthens US-EU Cross-Border eDiscovery and Matter Support Services
ProSearch Strategies, Inc., the visionary leader in corporate eDiscovery and legal data analytics solutions, today announced the appointment of Ryan Costello, Esq., CIPP/E, CIPM, as Head of Data Privacy Engagement Services. Costello is a US-licensed attorney and expatriate based in Rome, Italy, reporting to Dr. Gina Taranto, ProSearch Director of Applied Science and Accelerated Learning Solutions. As the company’s data privacy expert, Ryan will be lending his expertise on cross-border eDiscovery, compliance and investigatory matters, with a focus on assessing protective controls for personal data throughout the EDRM lifecycle.
Ryan has cultivated in-depth expertise in data protection and data privacy compliance through more than 12 years of experience in eDiscovery, litigation support, and international law. This includes working with myriad clients on managing their EU-based eDiscovery exercises while navigating General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other multi-jurisdictional data protection compliance requirements. Ryan routinely assists clients by remediating their corporate discovery risks, with an eye toward solutions that utilize best practice technical and organizational measures, data management solutions and innovative technologies.
“We are excited to welcome Ryan to the ProSearch team where he will work with our Los Angeles and Dublin offices in support of cross-border engagements. Our US and multinational clients will appreciate his extensive expertise in processes and solutions for ensuring compliance with data privacy requirements,” said Taranto.
“I have long admired ProSearch and its focus on the delivery of innovative, high-quality solutions for electronic discovery and data analytics. It is an honor to join the team and I look forward to working with their global clientele in support of matters requiring the protection of personal and other sensitive information,” said Costello.
Ryan is a frequent speaker and writer on GDPR and other data protection compliance topics and challenges that impact organizations in the US, Europe and across the globe. He earned his BA in English and Communications from Elon University and his JD from Western New England University.
Ryan Costello, Esq
HEAD OF DATA PRIVACY ENGAGEMENT SERVICES
A US-licensed attorney and expatriate based in Europe for more than 10 years, Ryan has cultivated an expertise in data protection and data privacy compliance across a career in eDiscovery and litigation support. With a particular interest in the area where cross-border discovery and data protection intersect, Ryan has worked with a myriad of clients to manage EU-based eDiscovery exercises while navigating data protection compliance challenges on both sides of “The Pond.” With the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) amidst other changes in the regulatory context, Ryan has assisted organizations in remediating cross-border discovery risks at every turn, with an eye toward solutions that utilize best practice technical and organizational measures, data management solutions and innovative technologies.
Ryan assists across a range of client engagements, with a focus on assessing protective controls for personal data across the lifecycle of the EDRM. He is also a frequent writer and speaker on the GDPR, as well as data protection compliance topics and challenges in the US and across the globe. Ryan received his BA in English and Communications from Elon University, and his JD from Western New England University.