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Solo/Small Firm Survey: How Lawyers Spend Their Time and the Money They Make

Solo/Small Firm Survey: How Lawyers Spend Their Time and the Money They Make

One of the most striking findings of the survey (which covered firms of less than 30 attorneys) is how they spend their time.


How Companies Are Benefiting from “Lite” Artificial Intelligence

How Companies Are Benefiting from “Lite” Artificial Intelligence

The good news is that the early dividends from AI are already within reach of most midsize companies as they look for ways to expand their digital boundaries.


Lessons from Plantronics $5 million Discovery Debacle

Lessons from Plantronics $5 million Discovery Debacle

Earlier this month, the telephone headset company Plantronics announced it set aside $5 million in the first quarter — 2.3 percent of its projected quarterly revenue — in connection with a discovery debacle in a Delaware antitrust case.


Interview Edition: The Week’s Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery

Interview Edition: The Week's Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery

This week’s newsletter highlights five key posts on information governance and electronic discovery that are presented to inform and update legal and information technology professionals.


ACEDS Interview: Maura Grossman’s Big Move

ACEDS Interview: Maura Grossman’s Big Move

When Maura Grossman speaks, people listen. In 2011, she was already known as a leading e-discovery attorney and litigator. But her influence exploded when she released research with co-author Gordon Cormack, a computer science professor at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, that concluded software using predictive-coding technology can do as good a job of sifting through documents as human reviewers.


How Startups Can Compete with Enterprises in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

How Startups Can Compete with Enterprises in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

If a company is going to out-compete others long-term using AI/ML, it better have the best data to solve a specific problem or be playing a different game from competitors.


Best Of Corporate Counsel 2016: Inaugural Reader Ranking Survey

Best Of Corporate Counsel 2016: Inaugural Reader Ranking Survey

Welcome to the inaugural Best of Corporate Counsel, our reader ranking survey of top providers to the in-house corporate legal marketplace.


A Landmark Decision on Predictive Coding in e-Discovery

A Landmark Decision on Predictive Coding in e-Discovery

It is critical to understand that predictive coding is meant to enhance the efficiency of manual review, not replace human review entirely. In most reviews using predictive coding software, no document is disclosed without a lawyer reviewing it manually.


A Kick in the SaaS: eDiscovery SaaS Vendors

A Kick in the SaaS: eDiscovery SaaS Vendors

The new Market Guide for E-Discovery Solutions report provides information technology leaders and legal counsel considerations for the evaluation and selection of eDiscovery solutions. One of the areas highlighted in the report is eDiscovery Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions.


Privacy Shield Receives Final Approval from European Commission—Some Initial Practical Advice

Privacy Shield Receives Final Approval from European Commission—Some Initial Practical Advice

Companies that participate in Privacy Shield will be able to offer to their EU business partners and affiliates a means to lawfully transfer personal data to the United States.


Big Data Analytics Success

Big Data Analytics Success

Automation of data management can be transformational in the enterprise. Eliminating low-level manual processes frees up people resources, amplifying human potential to deliver more value and creativity further up the value chain.


Privacy Shield Edition: The Week’s Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery

Privacy Shield Edition: The Week's Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery

This week’s newsletter highlights five key posts on information governance and electronic discovery that are presented to inform and update legal and information technology professionals.


Data Spending Shows Slight Increase In Otherwise Flat Forecast

Data Spending Shows Slight Increase In Otherwise Flat Forecast

Spending worldwide on information technology is flat for 2016, totaling $3.41 trillion, according to Gartner, Inc. This is actually up from last quarter’s forecast, which pegged the worldwide market at 0.5 percent negative growth.


How to Prepare for Theft of Company Information

How to Prepare for Theft of Company Information

For companies that depend on confidential information to provide them a competitive edge, there are several proactive steps they should take to ensure their use and the full benefits of this statute if their trade secrets are stolen.


Privacy Shield Agreement Goes Into Effect in Europe and the US

Privacy Shield Agreement Goes Into Effect in Europe and the US

The European Commission has formally adopted a new agreement governing the transfer of data between Europe and the United States, more than eight months after the longstanding “Safe Harbor” transfer deal was invalidated amid concerns over US surveillance.


Cloud and Mobile Synergy: The Impact on Automation

Cloud and Mobile Synergy: The Impact on Automation

While security remains a concern for cloud computing, a study from the Cloud Security Alliance found that 65 percent of security officers and IT managers think the cloud is at least as secure as on-premise software. Getting beyond the security concern represents an important tipping point, but the cloud is really about scalable and flexible back-end processes.


Spoliation or Privacy “Right to be Forgotten”?

Spoliation or Privacy “Right to be Forgotten”?

People should be thoughtful of using My Activity because destroying your Google history in litigation may lead to a claim of spoliation


Chris Dale on eDiscovery Business Confidence

Chris Dale on eDiscovery Business Confidence

How do you measure business confidence? Sometimes the answer appears to lie in projections by the likes of Gartner, although analysts have an interest in focusing on the sunny uplands allegedly ahead; sometimes it lies in the responses to surveys, though these, for me, depend on black-and-white questions in what is usually a grey world. I prefer the whites-of-their-eyes anecdote, the subliminal collation of feeling which comes from talking to a lot of people and drawing conclusions not just from what they say but from how they say it.


New Rules: Confidentiality and Data Security in The Digital Age

New Rules: Confidentiality and Data Security in The Digital Age

If client information is now contained in data, then breaches of data security are reasonably considered to be violations of confidentiality and the attorney-client privilege as well.


Accessing Your Former Company’s Data with a Shared Password Could Make You a Hacker

Accessing Your Former Company’s Data with a Shared Password Could Make You a Hacker

If you leave your company and then use a former co-worker’s credentials to access your former company’s computer systems, you could be a hacker.


Another Challenge for Information Governance: The Defense of Trade Secrets Act

Another Challenge for Information Governance: The Defense of Trade Secrets Act

Good information governance requires not only protecting the security of sensitive and proprietary information; it often requires pursuing legal action against those who threaten the secrecy and value of a company’s trade secrets.


Industry Research Edition: The Week’s Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery

Industry Research Edition: The Week's Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery

This week’s newsletter highlights five key posts on information governance and electronic discovery that are presented to inform and update legal and information technology professionals.


Privacy Shield in Limbo

Privacy Shield in Limbo

Trans-Atlantic data transfer did not end abruptly when Safe Harbor was invalidated. U.S. and EU trading partners continue to do business and will do so with or without Privacy Shield, and forward-looking companies would do well to recognize that data security is a challenge that will grow more difficult no matter what trade agreements are in place.


Brexit Means Opportunity for Legal Industry – In the Short Run

Brexit Means Opportunity for Legal Industry - In the Short Run

Litigation and e-discovery expert Chris Dale believes Brexit will likely be a boon to e-discovery consultants and attorneys – at least for a while. “In the short run, turmoil will likely be positive. Regulatory details, mergers and acquisition, cross-border disputes, transactional work, and all kinds of legal work will be in high demand as there will be massive legislative efforts to untangle the current legal framework,”