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3 Financial Lessons Hacking Scandals Have Taught Us

3 Financial Lessons Hacking Scandals Have Taught Us

Sensitive information is apparently hard to keep that way these days. It seems as if there’s a new hacking scandal every few weeks, leading folks to wonder if anything can ever be secure.


How Private is Your Private Data When It Comes to eDiscovery?

How Private is Your Private Data When It Comes to eDiscovery?

The very nature of the information being collected generally makes it an area that is ripe with juicy content. The information has already been deemed worthy for some type of investigation, lawsuit, or criminal matter – eDiscovery deals with mass amounts of information, a treasure trove of potentially privileged data both personal and corporate.


Phishing Education Can Save Nearly $4m Annually

Phishing Education Can Save Nearly $4m Annually

The Cost of Phishing and Value of Employee Training revealed that majority of phishing costs are due to loss of employee productivity and uncontained credential compromises. When added to other factors, these can cost an average sized company $3.77 million per year.


Social Media E-Discovery: Are Your Facebook Posts Discoverable in Civil Litigation?

Social Media E-Discovery: Are Your Facebook Posts Discoverable in Civil Litigation?

Courts generally have held that there can be no reasonable expectation of privacy in your profile when Facebook’s homepage informs you that “Facebook helps you connect and share with the people in your life.”


Prophylactics Do Not Protect Pharmaceutical Companies From Data and Document Discovery Laws!

Prophylactics Do Not Protect Pharmaceutical Companies From Data and Document Discovery Laws!

Databases containing sales calls records are relevant and discoverable in a case where the Plaintiff complains of insufficient side effect warnings.


Firms Must Improve Third-Party Vendor Management

Firms Must Improve Third-Party Vendor Management

study shows that there’s been little change in the way companies in various industries manage their third-party vendors—and there’s vast room for improvement.


Content Analytics and Autoclassification: Addressing the Chaos

Content Analytics and Autoclassification: Addressing the Chaos

Content analytics is fast becoming a pivotal business tool, with six in 10 enterprises saying it will be essential within five years’ time.


Is E-Mail Dead?

Is E-Mail Dead?

Luckily, with advances in data storage technology have come similar advancements in the collection of this Electronically Stored Information (“ESI”).  Historically, the mere thought of collecting and sifting through 100,000 records was enough to drive an attorney crazy.  Now, the processes and protocols are in place to make a similar effort efficient and controllable.   


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

Government 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.


German Federal IT Committee Issues New Restrictions for Cloud Service Providers

German Federal IT Committee Issues New Restrictions for Cloud Service Providers

Last month the German Federal Government IT Advisory Committee (” Federal IT Committee “) issued new cloud computing service criteria for all prospective vendors to German Federal Agencies. Cloud services providers who offer, or are considering offering, cloud computing services to relevant German Federal Agencies should plan proactively for these restrictive requirements and think of […]


Got Problems with Your eDiscovery Processes? “SWOT” Them Away: eDiscovery Best Practices

Got Problems with Your eDiscovery Processes? “SWOT” Them Away: eDiscovery Best Practices

Understanding the internal and external challenges that your organization faces allows it to approach ongoing and future discovery more strategically. A “SWOT” analysis is a tool that can be used to develop that understanding.


Understanding Your Electronic Medical Records

Understanding Your Electronic Medical Records

Today, health care providers at many physician practices, hospitals and health systems across America rely on electronic medical records that give the medical team, patients and their family members easy access to the same critical data.


Estimating eDiscovery? EDRM Budget Calculators

Estimating eDiscovery? EDRM Budget Calculators

The following e-discovery budget calculators were provided by EDRM members. Use the calculators as they are or modify them as desired. Please share improvements with us so we can share them with others.


NIST Requests Input on Revised Cryptographic Standards

NIST Requests Input on Revised Cryptographic Standards

NIST is primarily interested in the risks and benefits of transitioning—in whole or in part—to a competing standard developed by the International Standards Organization and International Electrotechnical Commission: ISO/IEC 19790:2012.


Law Firm Threat Info-Sharing Group Goes Live

Law Firm Threat Info-Sharing Group Goes Live

Dark Reading reported last week that The Legal Services Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (LS-ISAO) Services had been launched with the help of the financial services industry whose 15-year-old Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) is considered one of the most mature ISAC/ISAO groups today.


Current Listing of States That Have Enacted E-Discovery Rules

Current Listing of States That Have Enacted E-Discovery Rules

More and more states are adopting statutes and court rules addressing the discovery of electronically stored information. Here is a current list with links to the relevant provisions.


Shedding Light on Information Governance Black Holes

Shedding Light on Information Governance Black Holes

Most information governance projects never get off the ground, despite the fact that they are driven by acutely felt pain points. The reason for this is that many information governance initiatives take time for benefits to materialize, and they rarely offer immediate rewards.


Food Trucks, Race Courses, and Litigation Hold

Food Trucks, Race Courses, and Litigation Hold

“Requiring each agency and thousands of officials to institute a litigation hold every time a party contemplates or even commences litigation against another agency would paralyze the state.”


Magic Quadrant for Structured Data Archiving and Application Retirement

Magic Quadrant for Structured Data Archiving and Application Retirement

Via Wortzmans Structured data archiving technologies help IT leaders retire legacy applications, reduce capital and operating expenses, and meet governance and compliance requirements. We evaluate vendors offering products and services that provide archiving for databases and data from enterprise applications. Read the complete article at: Magic Quadrant for Structured Data Archiving and Application Retirement


Information Governance: Busting Three Big Myths

Information Governance: Busting Three Big Myths

Information governance is increasingly recognized as vital to an organization’s ability to realize value from its information in a way that addresses legal, operational, and other forms of risk.


2015 Benchmarking Study of eDiscovery Practices for Government Agencies

2015 Benchmarking Study of eDiscovery Practices for Government Agencies

Insufficient manpower, insufficient time, and the volume of data are the three biggest challenges facing government agencies in regards to identifying electronically stored information (ESI). Compounding these challenges, for the fourth year in a row, government agencies have indicated that their biggest hurdle with regard to handling, processing, reviewing or producing ESI is their own internal systems and processes.


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

Training 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.


Laying the Foundation for Effective Enterprise E-Discovery

Laying the Foundation for Effective Enterprise E-Discovery

For all we tout “information governance” in articles and conferences, the global reality is that functional info gov is as rare as a good hair day for Donald Trump.


The Need for Speed? The Impact of eDiscovery Training (Cartoon and Clip)

The Need for Speed? The Impact of eDiscovery Training  (Cartoon and Clip)

This week our cartoon and clip highlights one impact of training on the practice of eDiscovery (cartoon). It also provides a link to one of the most comprehensive eDiscovery training programs available to eDiscovery practitioners (clip).