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German Parliament Enacts Wide-ranging Surveillance Powers Allowing End User Devices to Be Hacked by Authorities

German Parliament Enacts Wide-ranging Surveillance Powers Allowing End User Devices to Be Hacked by Authorities

On June 22, 2017, the German Parliament passed a bill that, among other things, awards extensive surveillance powers to law enforcement authorities.


Research and Runners: A Short Listing of eDiscovery Reports and Providers

Research and Runners: A Short Listing of eDiscovery Reports and Providers

A running listing of vendor-centric research reports and eDiscovery providers as highlighted on the ComplexDiscovery blog. The listings are not all inclusive of either research reports or capable eDiscovery providers but shared to provide a starting point for individuals and organizations seeking to understand potential providers of eDiscovery-related software and services.


New York Federal Judge Declines to Enforce Employee Non-Solicit Clause

New York Federal Judge Declines to Enforce Employee Non-Solicit Clause

In a very thorough analysis following a 3 day Preliminary Injunction hearing Judge Jed Rakoff declined to issue injunctive relief to a former employer seeking to enjoin four former employees and their new employer from competing or from soliciting clients or employees.


Is Revenue Raining Out of Your Cloud?

Is Revenue Raining Out of Your Cloud?

Traditional technology hardware and software companies are seeing a significant share of their growth from the cloud. With legacy revenue streams declining – and in some cases declining rapidly – it is imperative that companies make the transition to cloud effectively. This is no simple task.


No Searching of Cloud Data at the Border

No Searching of Cloud Data at the Border

U.S. border officers aren’t allowed to look at any data stored only in the “cloud” — including social media data — when they search U.S. travelers’ phones.


Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery: From Dachau to Data Privacy

Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery: From Dachau to Data Privacy

This edition of the newsletter highlights five key posts on information governance and electronic discovery that are presented to inform and update legal and information technology professionals.


Pop-Up eDiscovery? The Pop-Up Employer in Today’s Workplace

Pop-Up eDiscovery? The Pop-Up Employer in Today's Workplace

“Computation, we think, has an opportunity to dramatically shift several costs in a way that traditional organizations haven’t realized,” Mr. Bernstein said. “It’s way easier to search for people, bargain and contract with them.”


Page Vault Publishes 2017 Report on e-Discovery Trends

Page Vault Publishes 2017 Report on e-Discovery Trends

Page Vault Inc., the legal industry’s leading provider of web capture solutions, published e-Discovery Trends 2017: Web Content Collection, a report sharing the latest web content collection trends identified by litigators.


Esquify Secures Venture Capital Funding

Esquify Secures Venture Capital Funding

Esquify, the breakthrough legal technology for human document review, has secured a $710,000 seed round of funding to aggressively accelerate growth. Network Ventures led the investment round with participation from existing and new investors including Foley Ventures, the investment arm of national law firm Foley & Lardner LLP, and Bridge Investments, a Chicago-based venture capital firm.


DTI v. LDiscovery – Round One to LDiscovery

DTI v. LDiscovery – Round One to LDiscovery

The court found that the reps could engage in preparatory actions during their non-compete year as long as the actions do not, “detrimentally impact the former employer’s economic interests during the term of a non-competition clause.”


No Preliminary Injunction For You! The Latest On The Battle Between eDiscovery Providers

No Preliminary Injunction For You! The Latest On The Battle Between eDiscovery Providers

The original complaint painted a picture of calculated deception and conspiracy on the part of LDiscovery’s CEO and the salesmen. The latest evidence in the case suggests those alleged facts are not close to the truth.


Here Is Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report For 2017

Here Is Mary Meeker's Internet Trends Report For 2017

Internet guru and Kleiner Perkins investor Mary Meeker just unveiled her Internet Trends report for 2017 at the Code Conference in California.


Judge Rakoff Shoots Down eDiscovery Trade Secrets Case

Judge Rakoff Shoots Down eDiscovery Trade Secrets Case

Earlier this week, a federal judge in Manhattan rejected DTI’s arguments that the sales team had misappropriated key trade secrets, such as its e-discovery clients’ purchasing needs, and denied its motion for a preliminary injunction.


Revenue Expansion or Erosion? The Summer 2017 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey

Revenue Expansion or Erosion? The Summer 2017 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey

The Summer 2017 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey is a non-scientific survey designed to provide insight into the business confidence level of individuals working in the eDiscovery ecosystem.


On-Demand Legal Education: How SaaS Automation Has Revolutionized eDiscovery for Solo and Small Firms

On-Demand Legal Education: How SaaS Automation Has Revolutionized eDiscovery for Solo and Small Firms

Until recently, state of the art eDiscovery technology was only available to the largest law firms and corporations. Smaller firms and organizations were essentially priced out of the market and couldn’t afford the solutions that could be used by the “big boys” to manage their discovery workloads. Times have changed – thanks to cloud-based, software-as-a-service (“SaaS”) automated solutions that have made full-featured eDiscovery solutions affordable for even small and solo firms. This webcast will discuss how SaaS automation technology has revolutionized eDiscovery for solo and small firms today.


Tallinn Manual 2.0: The Rulebook for Cyberwar

Tallinn Manual 2.0: The Rulebook for Cyberwar

The Tallinn Manual 2.0 is a unique collection of law on cyber-conflict, says Professor Michael Schmitt from the UK’s University of Exeter, who led work on the tome.


Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Project: Overview

Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Project: Overview

Some districts are participating in a three-year pilot project, known as the “Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Project,” which will study whether requiring parties in civil cases to respond to a series of standard discovery requests before undertaking other discovery will reduce the cost and delay of civil litigation.


K2 Intelligence Launches Tech Lab, Underscores Managed Services Influence in E-Discovery

K2 Intelligence Launches Tech Lab, Underscores Managed Services Influence in E-Discovery

The strength of the firm’s in-house technology lab is that it unites technology production with the firm’s specific business investigation consultants, much like the pairing of technology and consultants that large e-discovery vendors favor these days.


Congruity, KNJ Merge To Form Data Management Channel Powerhouse

Congruity, KNJ Merge To Form Data Management Channel Powerhouse

Congruity360 formed from the merger of Congruity, a solution provider and MSP with a storage focus, and KNJ, a provider of electronic discovery consulting and services, said Brian Davidson, co-founder of Congruity and managing partner of Pembroke, Mass.-based Congruity360.


From Data to Dachau: Putting a Face on Data Privacy

From Data to Dachau: Putting a Face on Data Privacy

with the advent of data tools and technologies ranging from autoclassification to automation, it is more important now than ever that legal and information technology professionals consider not only the positive things that can be accomplished with data-centric technology, but that they also consider the potential misuse of data technology.


Partnering for Success: The Role of the Partnership in Legal Tech

Partnering for Success: The Role of the Partnership in Legal Tech

For legal technology companies working with law firms, success seems to be less a matter of having the very best, most efficient product on the market, and more a matter of establishing networks and relationships with law firm leaders and consultants.


Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery: Importance of Vacations Edition

Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery: Importance of Vacations Edition

This edition of the newsletter highlights five key posts on information governance and electronic discovery that are presented to inform and update legal and information technology professionals.


The Business Reasons to Take a Vacation – Journal of Accountancy

The Business Reasons to Take a Vacation - Journal of Accountancy

What some organizations are starting to understand is this: Taking time off is better for business in the long run. Here are six business reasons employees—from the C-suite to the assembly line, from managing partner to entry-level accountant—should take regular vacations.


Predictive Coding and the Stop Decision

Predictive Coding and the Stop Decision

The stop decision is the most difficult decision in predictive coding. The decision must be made in all types of predictive coding methods, not just our Predictive Coding 4.0.