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Snapshot | An Automated Approach to Decreasing eDiscovery Costs

Snapshot | An Automated Approach to Decreasing eDiscovery Costs

New, fourth-generation eDiscovery offerings that combine process and task automation can significantly lower the cost of eDiscovery to the point where litigation decision makers can now consider disputes that in the past may have been cost prohibitive to address.


Court Strikes Documents Not Produced Even Though They Were Publically Available

Court Strikes Documents Not Produced Even Though They Were Publically Available

BlackBerry conceded that none of the exhibits were previously produced. It contended that the failure to produce the documents was harmless because they were publicly available. The district court disagreed.


From Confidence to Chaos Edition: The Week’s Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery

From Confidence to Chaos 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.


Snapshot | Faster, Cheaper Better: How Automation is Revolutionizing eDiscovery

Snapshot | Faster, Cheaper Better: How Automation is Revolutionizing eDiscovery

Masters Conference Panel on May 24, 2016, in Chicago, highlighting considerations for eDiscovery automation in today’s legal technology arena.


What You Need to Know About Mergers and Acquisitions Involving Government Contractors and Their Suppliers

What You Need to Know About Mergers and Acquisitions Involving Government Contractors and Their Suppliers

More than most, the business of government contracting is replete with such quirks and idiosyncrasies, and they can have a dramatic effect on the “cost” side of the cost/benefit analysis.


The Rise of APIs

The Rise of APIs

The number of SaaS applications has exploded and there is a rising wave of software innovation in the area of APIs that provide critical connective tissue and increasingly important functionality.


What Chaos Theory Tell Us About e-Discovery

What Chaos Theory Tell Us About e-Discovery

The use of feedback, iteration and algorithmic processes are central to work in electronic discovery.


Snapshot: A Generational View of eDiscovery

Snapshot: A Generational View of eDiscovery

With design, integration, and automation attributes in mind, current eDiscovery technology offerings seem to fall into one of the four generational categories.


BLP Wins First Contested Application to Use Predictive Coding Technology in Disclosure

BLP Wins First Contested Application to Use Predictive Coding Technology in Disclosure

On 17 May 2016 the High Court ordered, for the first time, the use of predictive coding in the face of disagreement between the parties as to its suitability.


Recent HIPAA Settlements Highlight the Importance of Business Associate Agreements

Recent HIPAA Settlements Highlight the Importance of Business Associate Agreements

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR), the agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services that enforces the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules, recently sent a clear message about the importance of business associate agreements.


Federal Court Travels “Wayback” and Takes Judicial Notice of Internet Archive

Federal Court Travels “Wayback” and Takes Judicial Notice of Internet Archive

More courts are taking judicial notice of archived webpages obtained from the Wayback Machine, the latest being the United States District Court for the District of Kansas in Marten Transport, Ltc. v. Platform Advertising, Inc. d/b/a JustTruckingJobs.com and FindATruckingJob.com , 2:14-cv-02464 (4/29/16)).


Is CaaS the Solution for Privacy and Security in the SaaS World?

Is CaaS the Solution for Privacy and Security in the SaaS World?

A new application of the technology software “containers” offers a potential approach that may reduce many of the risks in current SaaS offerings, while allowing for more security and control.


Come Back With a Warrant: Proposed Rule Change Expands the Government’s Ability to Access ESI in Criminal Investigations

Come Back With a Warrant: Proposed Rule Change Expands the Government’s Ability to Access ESI in Criminal Investigations

On April 28, 2016 the United States Supreme Court proposed a modification to Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 41 that significantly alters the manner in which the government can obtain search warrants to access computer systems and electronically stored information that will no doubt have an effect on hackers and hacking victims alike.


Big Law Firms See Strongest Revenue Gains Since ’08, Survey Finds

Big Law Firms See Strongest Revenue Gains Since ’08, Survey Finds

The supply of legal service providers has increased, creating a hypercompetitive market and forcing law firms to think about how they deliver legal services.


Legal Technology Innovation Edition: The Week’s Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery

Legal Technology Innovation 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.


Plaintiffs Ordered to Produce a Copy of Access Database for Forensic Analysis

Plaintiffs Ordered to Produce a Copy of Access Database for Forensic Analysis

In this case, the plaintiffs filed suit against the defendant for patent infringement and the defendant filed a counterclaim seeking a declaratory judgment of non-infringement and invalidity of the patent.


FTC: Data Security Primer for Small Businesses and Start-ups

FTC: Data Security Primer for Small Businesses and Start-ups

In Start with Security, the FTC reiterates its long-standing view that data security should be a top priority for any organization, even those in start-up mode.


Privacy Shield Update: A Recap of Recent Developments

Privacy Shield Update: A Recap of Recent Developments

Although the Privacy Shield remains in limbo at this time, a flurry of speculation and Shield-adjacent legal maneuvers have colored the landscape and heightened concerns about its long-term viability.


Machine Learning In The Cloud: How It Can Help You Right Now

Machine Learning In The Cloud: How It Can Help You Right Now

So what’s the bottom line with machine learning and the cloud? There is actual value there for businesses, if correctly applied. Enterprises looking for applications for this technology may find that, in some cases, machine learning could be a game-changer for the business.


Has the Juice Been Squeezed from BigLaw’s Business Model?

Has the Juice Been Squeezed from BigLaw’s Business Model?

While BigLaw owners may be encouraged by some reports of profit figures, the evidence points to partnerships squeezing the last they can out of the BigLaw business model’s profitability levers.


First BigLaw Firm Will Use AI in Bankruptcy Practice

First BigLaw Firm Will Use AI in Bankruptcy Practice

With the support of Watson’s cognitive computing and natural language processing capabilities, lawyers ask ROSS their research question in natural language, as they would a person, then ROSS reads through the law, gathers evidence, draws inferences and returns highly relevant, evidence-based candidate answers.


EDna Part II: E-Discovery for Smaller Budgets

EDna Part II: E-Discovery for Smaller Budgets

This year’s ACEDS E-Discovery Conference hosted the EDna Challenge Part II. This was an update to a challenge 7 years ago, in which e-discovery forensics expert Craig Ball considered whether it was possible to manage a relatively small e-discovery matter on a $1000 budget.


Court Orders Production of “Download Your Info” Report from Facebook

Court Orders Production of “Download Your Info” Report from Facebook

In this personal injury case, the court ordered Plaintiff to produce a “Download Your Info” report from Facebook, spanning from the date of the at-issue incident (June 2, 2014) through the present.


An Interview with Geoffrey Moore on Disruptive Technologies and Innovation

An Interview with Geoffrey Moore on Disruptive Technologies and Innovation

Disruptive innovations should be understood in contrast to sustaining innovations. The latter are backward-compatible improvements to existing offers that can be enjoyed without changing current behavior.