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An Update: ILTACON 2016 Reflections

An Update: ILTACON 2016 Reflections

This year’s conference included much conversation about artificial intelligence and machine learning. In addition, advancements in auto-classification was a topic of growing interest for both law firms and corporations.


Maura Grossman: She’s the Star of TAR

Maura Grossman: She’s the Star of TAR

“After 2011, vendors started slapping TAR labels on everything,” Grossman recalls. “Some of it resembled what we tested and some of it didn’t. Either way, our article was often invoked.”


The Internet of Things Meets the Four Stages of Attorney E-Grief

The Internet of Things Meets the Four Stages of Attorney E-Grief

Lawyers confront disruptive technologies by pretending they don’t exist, like those firms who advised clients to steer clear of cloud computing or the multitudes spending millions of client dollars to contort electronic data into printed, paginated documents.


Federal Court Compels Former Executive To Respond To Extensive Discovery Requests Despite High Cost

Federal Court Compels Former Executive To Respond To Extensive Discovery Requests Despite High Cost

Parties are well advised to consider the financial status of their clients before arguing that requested discovery is cost-prohibitive.


‘Loose Tweets Sink Fleets’: How to Create Social Checks and Balances

'Loose Tweets Sink Fleets': How to Create Social Checks and Balances

As many have learned the hard way, placing information on a company intranet, extranet or the internet can open up a world of unintended consequences.


Multi-Tenant Data Architecture

Multi-Tenant Data Architecture

Trust, or the lack thereof, is the number one factor blocking the adoption of software as a service (SaaS). A case could be made that data is the most important asset of any business—data about products, customers, employees, suppliers, and more.


From Hashing to Clashing: The Week’s Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery

From Hashing to Clashing: 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.


Embarrassing FaceBook Photos Give Rise to Invasion of Privacy Lawsuit

Embarrassing FaceBook Photos Give Rise to Invasion of Privacy Lawsuit

This case should serve as a cautionary tale for parents, siblings, or friends that like to post embarrassing photos of others. If the subject asks you to remove the photograph, consider abiding by such request. If not, you could find yourself facing the next social media privacy lawsuit.


Taking a Multifaceted Approach to Cyber-Security

Taking a Multifaceted Approach to Cyber-Security

“It’s a chaotic and confusing environment. There are multiple threat vectors, increasingly sophisticated and effective attacks, and a general lack of security standards.”


Predictive Coding 4.0 – Nine Key Points of Legal Document Review – Part Two

Predictive Coding 4.0 – Nine Key Points of Legal Document Review – Part Two

Many of the software companies that made the multi-million dollar investments necessary to go to the next step and build document review platforms with active machine learning algorithms have since been bought out by big-tech and repurposed out of the e-discovery market.


2016 Litigation Trends Annual Survey

2016 Litigation Trends Annual Survey

The 12th edition of Norton Rose Fulbright’s Litigation Trends Annual Survey was conducted by Acritas, a global legal services market business research firm. Introduced in 2004, this is the largest survey of corporate counsel on litigation issues and trends, with 606 respondents across numerous jurisdictions (including the United States, United Kingdom and Europe, Australia, Canada and Asia) from a wide range of industry sectors.


HIPAA Data Breaches: What Covered Entities Must Know

HIPAA Data Breaches: What Covered Entities Must Know

Covered entities and their business associates need to understand the basics of how HIPAA data breaches are determined, and what they can do to keep information secure.


New Insight on Predictive Coding: The Week’s Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery

New Insight on Predictive Coding: 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.


Why is Big Data so Dangerous?

Why is Big Data so Dangerous?

Big Data is one of the most potentially dangerous and destructive new technologies to come about in the last century. While a new fighter jet or a new type of bomb can certainly wreck havoc, big data has the potential to insidiously undermine and subtly (and not-so-subtly) change almost every aspect of modern life.


The Experts Speak: The Summer 2016 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey Results

The Experts Speak: The Summer 2016 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey Results

The eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey is a non-scientific quarterly survey designed to provide insight into the business confidence level of individuals working in the eDiscovery ecosystem. The term ‘business’ represents the economic factors that impact the creation, delivery, and consumption of eDiscovery products and services.


Recall, Magical Thinking, and the Assessment of eDiscovery

Recall, Magical Thinking, and the Assessment of eDiscovery

Overwhelmingly, the primary measurement of the efficacy of the winnowing process in eDiscovery is Recall.


Cross-Matter & -Vendor Message ID

Cross-Matter & -Vendor Message ID

Why don’t we have a proven means to uniquely identify messages across vendors?  I suspect it’s due to a lack of leadership and validation.


Cloud Migration Dollars and Sense

Cloud Migration Dollars and Sense

The only times enterprises run into issues with cloud costs, deployment or other issues is when they try and completely “DIY.” Cloud may have radically democratized solution availability, but there are still complexities in the selection, installation and management process that should not be overlooked.


Predictive Coding 4.0 – Nine Key Points of Legal Document Review – Part One

Predictive Coding 4.0 – Nine Key Points of Legal Document Review – Part One

Contrary to what some vendors will tell you (typically the ones without bona fide predictive coding features), predictive coding 3.0, and now 4.0, methods are not rocket science.


Tech Valuations In 2016: The End Of The Line For Sloppy Growth

Tech Valuations In 2016: The End Of The Line For Sloppy Growth

Unprofitable sales channels, subsidies to acquire customers and expensive advertising campaigns are all signs that a company is focused on growth at all costs rather than growth at a profit.


Understanding Dynamo Holdings Predictive Coding

Understanding Dynamo Holdings Predictive Coding

Effective predictive coding requires good technology, good methods for applying that technology, and good judgment to guide the technology. 


Special eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey Edition: The Week’s Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery

Special eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey 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.


Consilio Announces Acquisition of eDiscovery Services Provider EQD

Consilio Announces Acquisition of eDiscovery Services Provider EQD

Consilio, a global leader in eDiscovery, document review and legal consulting services, has announced the acquisition of EQD, a Houston-based eDiscovery, document review and litigation support services provider.


Perhaps the Most Meaningful eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey Results Yet: eDiscovery Trends

Perhaps the Most Meaningful eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey Results Yet: eDiscovery Trends

The results are in from the ACEDS and Complex Discovery Summer 2016 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey.