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From Inc. (5000) to TAR: The Week’s Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery

From Inc. (5000) to TAR: 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.


Duke Law Acquires eDiscovery Standards Organization EDRM

Duke Law Acquires eDiscovery Standards Organization EDRM

Duke Law School has acquired EDRM, the leading standards organization for the e-discovery market. The move will provide resources to expand the involvement of Duke Law’s Center for Judicial Studies in electronic discovery and information governance in support of its mission to promote better understanding of the judicial process and generate ideas for improving the administration of justice. Founded in 2005, EDRM provides resources to improve e-discovery and information governance, including standards, best practices, tools, guides, and test data sets.


Identifying the Best Cloud Practices for Your Organization

Identifying the Best Cloud Practices for Your Organization

The legal practitioners’ security debate focuses on whether the legal world should be using cloud or cloud-like offerings during the course of their practice—whether that practice is as part of an in-house legal team or with a firm.


The Inc. 5000: eDiscovery Enablers on the 2016 List

The Inc. 5000: eDiscovery Enablers on the 2016 List

Based on a website review of this year’s Inc. 5000, the following list provides a quick, non-all inclusive reference of some of the eDiscovery enablers that have been included in the 2016 list. The sortable list includes the provider’s name, 2016 Inc. 5000 ranking (#), three-year revenue growth (%), 2015 revenue ($) and industry categorization.


Logikcull Raises $10M

Logikcull Raises $10M

Logikcull raises $10M to let lawyers analyze documents at the speed of a thousand interns.


$3 Million Spoliation Sanction Despite Company’s Litigation Hold

$3 Million Spoliation Sanction Despite Company’s Litigation Hold

A recent antitrust case demonstrates that lessons—multi-million dollar lessons—remain to be learned about how to satisfy the duty to preserve evidence.


New TAR Case Law Primer Published by The Sedona Conference

New TAR Case Law Primer Published by The Sedona Conference

In just a few short years, the use of technology-assisted review (TAR) for the exploration and classification of large document collections in civil litigation has evolved from a theoretical possibility to an essential tool in the litigator’s toolbox.


From Controversies to Celebrations: The Week’s Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery

From Controversies to Celebrations: 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.


Reconsidering Dr. Cormack’s “Considered Response”

Reconsidering Dr. Cormack’s “Considered Response”

The following letter is from Bill Speros, Attorney Consulting in Evidence Management with Speros & Associates. He is responding to commentary from Information Retrieval expert Gordon Cormack, published following the ACEDS’ webinar How Automation is Revolutionizing E-Discovery.


ACEDS Commentary: Bill Dimm

ACEDS Commentary: Bill Dimm

The following letter is from Dr. Bill Dimm, the founder and CEO of Hot Neuron LLC. He has developed the algorithms for conceptual clustering, near-dupe detection, and predictive coding used in his company’s Clustify software.


Ponemon Study Points to Risks of Visual Hacking, or ‘Shoulder Surfing’

Ponemon Study Points to Risks of Visual Hacking, or 'Shoulder Surfing'

Whether you call it ‘shoulder surfing,’ or just plain eavesdropping, new research from 3M and the Ponemon Institute outlines the risks of visual hacking.


Judge Peck: Party’s Preference Trumps TAR

Judge Peck: Party’s Preference Trumps TAR

When Magistrate Judge Andrew J. Peck speaks, the e-discovery world listens. He was, after all, the first judge to approve the use of technology-assisted review in litigation.


Simplicity And eDiscovery? A Conversation With CloudNine’s Brad Jenkins (Above the Law)

Simplicity And eDiscovery? A Conversation With CloudNine’s Brad Jenkins (Above the Law)

If you judge legal tech startups by the amount of funding they have raised, you get something of an incomplete picture. In fact, many legal tech companies can begin earning revenue at a very early stage and grow the company without resorting to cash injections.


Lawyers Thinking About Adopting Slack? Read This First

Lawyers Thinking About Adopting Slack? Read This First

The idea behind Slack, in a nutshell, is to provide a synchronous messaging app that is designed for 2016, unlike email which is designed for 1999.


Encryption Basics: How It Works & Why You Need It

Encryption Basics: How It Works & Why You Need It

If you’ve been putting off adopting encryption as a part of your security policy, delay no more. Here’s a guide to the science of encryption, and how you can begin implementing an encryption strategy today.


Dear ACEDS: A Considered Response from Gordon Cormack

Dear ACEDS: A Considered Response from Gordon Cormack

The following letter is from Gordon Cormack, Professor with the School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. Gordon is an information retrieval expert in the area of technology-assisted review in litigation, including influential works co-authored by Maura Grossman, a fellow researcher at the University of Waterloo.


TAR Times Two: Dueling Rulings on Predictive Coding

TAR Times Two: Dueling Rulings on Predictive Coding

According to research by Gartner, “Predictive coding…has not gained mainstream adoption. The estimated rate of adoption among enterprises is [only] about 10% to 15%, while the service providers may reach 50% to 60%.”


ACEDS Webinar Replay: Automation in eDiscovery

ACEDS Webinar Replay: Automation in eDiscovery

A complete replay of the ACEDS-hosted webinar on eDiscovery automation conducted on August 10, 2016. The panel discussion provided an overview of the evolution of electronic discovery technologies and also shared with attendees ways that they can consider and compare technology offerings from the large ecosystem of providers supporting litigation, investigations, and audits. This session also included an overview of the attributes of fourth generation eDiscovery automation technology with a special emphasis and expertise shared on Technology-Assisted Review.


From Predictive Coding to Predicting Services: The Week’s Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery

From Predictive Coding to Predicting Services: 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.


EDRM Announces Security Audit Project

EDRM Announces Security Audit Project

EDRM, the leading standards organization for the e-discovery market, announced today the establishment of a new project to develop and provide a security survey.


Taking a Look at Key Performance Indicators

Taking a Look at Key Performance Indicators

Businesses use key performance indicators to determine how effectively they are achieving key targets.


Visibility is a Trap: Panopticism, E-Discovery, and the Rich Kids of Instagram

Visibility is a Trap: Panopticism, E-Discovery, and the Rich Kids of Instagram

More and more, social media is being used as evidence against the wealthy in cases of fraud, according to a recent article in The Telegraph, which states that, according to leading cybersecurity firms, “social media posts are used as evidence in around 75 per cent of all litigation cases.”


8 Things Learned Going from a Services Business to a SaaS Business

8 Things Learned Going from a Services Business to a SaaS Business

There’s a good chance that if you’re running a services business that it can be transformed into a SaaS business. If you don’t, someone may do it for you.


Judge Peck Declines to Order a Party to Use TAR: What Would an English Judge Have Done?

Judge Peck Declines to Order a Party to Use TAR: What Would an English Judge Have Done?

US Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck has just declined to order an unwilling party to use technology-assisted review in a case called Hyles v New York City.