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Relevant Replay: Accounting for the Costs of Electronic Discovery (2011)

Relevant Replay: Accounting for the Costs of Electronic Discovery (2011)

Until we remove the fear and mystery of calculating costs, we cannot fully understand the price of e-discovery or the implications of such sanctions received by counsel who did not represent their clients competently.


A Quick Reference Guide To Understanding eDiscovery Pricing

A Quick Reference Guide To Understanding eDiscovery Pricing

If price is the only basis on which you are selecting services, you are likely making a big mistake. The intangibles of what a provider gives you — extra training or hand-holding for a new litigation support person, some exceptional pricing on a contingency matter, assistance in working with outside counsel on some tricky document issues — don’t show up in the price, but they are the reason you would rather have that set of professionals working with you than any other.


7 Legal Focuses for Marketing Following the GDPR

7 Legal Focuses for Marketing Following the GDPR

GDPR has the potential to create a painful compliance experience for users, and contacts—sales channels, prospects, leads and customers—will feel it first. As stewards of personal data and the creation and nurturing of customer relationships, marketers are in a unique position to design GDPR-compliant interactions that preserve and even enhance a positive customer experience and increase loyalty.


Vendor Breaches and Their Implications for Employers

Vendor Breaches and Their Implications for Employers

Before entrusting the vendor with personal information, the employer should execute a contract with the vendor that addresses the parties’ obligations and rights regarding personally identifiable information.


File Share Platforms and Business Risk

File Share Platforms and Business Risk

The risk associated with the use of file share platforms is twofold.  First, company supported file share is attractive to attackers because it is guaranteed to contain sensitive information.  Second, file share platforms available to employees outside of the company — e.g. the employee Google Drive account — may be used to store company information, but likely do not use the same security standards as those enforced by the company.


Emerging Content Formats Challenge eDiscovery

Emerging Content Formats Challenge eDiscovery

According to a recent report from Osterman Research, any electronic information is potentially subject to e-discovery, including text messages, social media posts, data in collaboration tools and data from the Internet of Things (IoT). Web pages and data from wearable devices and vehicle event recorders are among the new sources of electronically stored content (ESI) that are possible targets for e-discovery.


EDRM to Develop GDPR Guidance for Cross Border Transfers

EDRM to Develop GDPR Guidance for Cross Border Transfers

EDRM is setting its sights on the next big e-discovery challenge: adhering to the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when performing data transfers from the U.S. to the EU.


Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery: From eDiscovery Expansion to Security and Sandwiches

Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery: From eDiscovery Expansion to Security and Sandwiches

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.


Counsel On Call Acquires DSicovery, LLC

Counsel On Call Acquires DSicovery, LLC

Counsel On Call, a leading alternative legal solutions provider of technology-enabled managed legal and secondment services, has acquired DSicovery, LLC (“DSi”), a renowned eDiscovery, digital forensics and data management company.


Seventh Circuit Rejects And Lambasts “Worthless” Settlement For Class Of Subway Sandwich Purchasers

Seventh Circuit Rejects And Lambasts “Worthless” Settlement For Class Of Subway Sandwich Purchasers

In 2013, after an online photo went viral showing one customer’s Footlong Subway sandwich was in fact only 11 inches, a slew of plaintiffs’ attorneys filed putative class actions against Subway for damages and injunctive relief. 


A Survey of 3,000 Executives Reveals How Businesses Succeed with AI

A Survey of 3,000 Executives Reveals How Businesses Succeed with AI

The buzz over artificial intelligence (AI) has grown loud enough to penetrate the C-suites of organizations around the world, and for good reason. Investment in AI is growing and is increasingly coming from organizations outside the tech space.


On-Demand Legal Education: On Premise or Off Premise? A Look at Security Approaches to eDiscovery

On-Demand Legal Education: On Premise or Off Premise? A Look at Security Approaches to eDiscovery

Today, when consumers are considering their eDiscovery technology choices, there are more factors to consider than ever. In addition to considering the functionality of the software application, you now also have to consider whether to buy or “rent” the application, how the software is delivered to you and whether it’s required to be within your firewall or can be an off-premises solution. This CLE-approved webcast session discusses different on-premise and off-premise eDiscovery solution options and considerations for each.


Global Legal Tech Is Transforming Service Delivery

Global Legal Tech Is Transforming Service Delivery

According to ALM research, 73% of ‘legal’ work is now performed in-house and an additional 2% by service providers. That means law firms have only a 25% market share.


Eyeing Expansion, Chicago eDiscovery Company Rebrands

Eyeing Expansion, Chicago eDiscovery Company Rebrands

Andrew Sieja, kCura founder and CEO, said the Relativity brand long ago eclipsed kCura, a term which was coined years ago when the company had ambitions to specialize in knowledge management. Instead, it found success in the roughly $2.5 billion e-discovery software market, with a reported 13,000 users including nearly every AmLaw 200 firm, the U.S. Justice Department, plus corporations including NBCUniversal, LinkedIn, Allstate and others.


Your Riskiest Data Is Often Hiding in Plain Sight

Your Riskiest Data Is Often Hiding in Plain Sight

Organizations must consider data across all information systems and gateways, whether unstructured or structured. Don’t focus only on “building walls” around the perimeter to keep people out and keep information in. The challenge with this approach is that as you build a 10-foot wall, your opponent brings an 11-foot ladder. By the time disaster strikes, you may not be able to adequately assess or understand your corporate risk.


The Rise of Data Type Issues in eDiscovery: Six Issues That Impact eDiscovery Business Performance

The Rise of Data Type Issues in eDiscovery: Six Issues That Impact eDiscovery Business Performance

In the Summer of 2017, over 40% of respondents viewed data issues (data volumes and data types) as potentially having the greatest impact on their eDiscovery business in the next six months.


Archaic Technology and Failure of Education Led to Wells Fargo’s Discovery Disaster

Archaic Technology and Failure of Education Led to Wells Fargo's Discovery Disaster

Poorly made eDiscovery software can take months to learn and years to master, leading to situations like Wells Fargo’s—users who simply do not understand the tools they are using and place their faith in a vendor’s ability to manage discovery for them.


Did Data Scraping Just Get A Tiny Bit Safer?

Did Data Scraping Just Get A Tiny Bit Safer?

Is it okay to scrape data from another website? This is a frequently asked question that almost always leads to an ambiguous and equivocal answer.


LinkedOut: Court finds Ex-Employee Likely Violated Non-Solicitation Provision with LinkedIn Post

LinkedOut: Court finds Ex-Employee Likely Violated Non-Solicitation Provision with LinkedIn Post

The use of social media sites, like LinkedIn, can be a helpful tool to reach a customer base. But a recent district court case out of Minnesota exemplifies the need to ensure that LinkedIn usage complies with the user’s employment agreement.


Legal Tech + AI in Germany: Things Are Evolving

Legal Tech + AI in Germany: Things Are Evolving

In Germany, the legal market is still new to financial investors. Venture capital and private equity companies as well as many ‘business angels’ often do not understand the digital business models in the legal market.


GDPR Applies to US Firms

GDPR Applies to US Firms

The new GDPR will also apply to all companies offering “suggestions” used for example on YouTube, Instagram or Spotify. Suggestions that you may like someone’s profile or music are based on processing of personal data. If a US company makes such suggestions to EU citizens, it will automatically fall under the ambit of the GDPR.


5 Experts Share Advice on Preparing for GDPR

5 Experts Share Advice on Preparing for GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a great example of change taking place in one part of the world — the European Union — that will have global impact.


Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery: ILTA Edition

Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery: ILTA 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.


Key Strategies to Improve the Performance of E-Discovery Teams

Key Strategies to Improve the Performance of E-Discovery Teams

Based on results from Aberdeen’s research, the time and cost of eDiscovery processes continue to be issues for organizations. Furthermore, organizations have largely not yet adopted the latest eDiscovery technology.