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Using Big Data to Improve Legal Representation

Using Big Data to Improve Legal Representation

As legal teams across the legal landscape look to do more with less, vendors have responded by developing tools to allow firms and in-house departments to act more efficiently and deliver better work product for lower cost.


Experts Poke Holes in Patent Infringement Case Against kCura

Experts Poke Holes in Patent Infringement Case Against kCura

“Patent litigation can expose sales and marketing data, algorithms and other trade secrets for providers, and worse, can draw clients into the mess,” says Mark Mack ACEDS Executive Director. “It can have a chilling effect on a technology in the legal space.”


eDiscovery Search Edition: The Week’s Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery

eDiscovery Search 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.


The Saga Continues… From Data Creation to Data Consumption to Data Exposure

The Saga Continues… From Data Creation to Data Consumption to Data Exposure

Despite the many potential benefits of big data analytics, the unrestrained creation and retention of data has the potential to bury organizations under a mountain of legal, regulatory and operational challenges.


Why AI Is the New Power Fuel of the Enterprise

Why AI Is the New Power Fuel of the Enterprise

By 2018, Gartner predicts machines will author 20 percent of all business content, and by the end of 2018, customer digital assistants will be able to recognize us by face and voice across different channels.


3 Reasons eDiscovery Companies Needs Better Search Solutions

3 Reasons eDiscovery Companies Needs Better Search Solutions

“Predicting discovery costs up front is more challenging than ever. Not only are data volumes doubling every 1.2 years, but also the variety of data sources are complicating the preservation and collection of potentially responsive ESI,” explained Austin. “Many organizations do not understand the challenges of managing discovery in today’s environment and are not prepared to effectively estimate the scope and cost of the discovery effort.”


Unbundling Legal Services Could Open the Door to Innovation

Unbundling Legal Services Could Open the Door to Innovation

Legal service providers are an emerging part of the legal industry and increasingly a force to be reckoned with.


Five Questions about Emerging Digital Threats to eDiscovery

Five Questions about Emerging Digital Threats to eDiscovery

Unlike businesses that focus on what information goes out of the organization, government bodies have to be concerned about both data sent out and data coming in from outside sources.


With a Simple Mask, Your Data Becomes the Governance Superhero

With a Simple Mask, Your Data Becomes the Governance Superhero

A major divide exists within many organizations between the governance, automation and scalability needed by IT and the ease of use and flexibility business users demand – and it can no longer be ignored. But what’s to be done?


The Paper Trail: The Potential Data-Breach Sitting in your Printer

The Paper Trail: The Potential Data-Breach Sitting in your Printer

The continuing role of paper records in office life is a stark reminder that data security is not limited only to electronic records.


Legal Tech Companies Can Blame Themselves For Not Getting Media Coverage

Legal Tech Companies Can Blame Themselves For Not Getting Media Coverage

If legal technology companies want media coverage of their products and companies, they need to learn what social media is and how to use it.


eDiscovery Acquisitions Edition: The Week’s Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery

eDiscovery Acquisitions 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.


A Texas Jury’s Guilty Verdict Should Worry IT Admins

A Texas Jury’s Guilty Verdict Should Worry IT Admins

If you are a systems administrator working in the United States, a recent decision from 12 Texan jurors should give you a moment of pause before you next hit the delete key.


The NLRB Continues to Monitor Social Media Policies

The NLRB Continues to Monitor Social Media Policies

“The NLRB’s efforts to protect social media communications by employees has been picking up steam for several years, dating back at least to 2012. Since that time, numerous NLRB actions, including the Chipotle case, have made it clear that polices containing broad restrictions on employee social media use or vague or undefined definitions of restricted behavior will likely be problematic.”


Patent Lawsuits Target E-Discovery Company kCura and Its Partners

Patent Lawsuits Target E-Discovery Company kCura and Its Partners

A Boston company that helps inventors and small companies enforce their patents filed a series of lawsuits this week against e-discovery company kCura, developer of the Relativity search and review platform, and several of kCura’s partners, alleging violation of a patent for concept-based visual presentation of search results.


Securing the Hybrid Cloud: What Skills Do You Need?

Securing the Hybrid Cloud: What Skills Do You Need?

Hybrid models offer many well-documented benefits, but they also introduce more complexity for securing data and applications across the enterprise. And this added complexity requires an increasingly diverse skill set for security teams.


QDiscovery Acquires Forensicon

QDiscovery Acquires Forensicon

QDiscovery, a leading provider of end-to-end eDiscovery services, has acquired Forensicon, a Chicago-based digital forensics and investigations company.


Wearables at Work: Data Privacy and Employment Law Implications

Wearables at Work: Data Privacy and Employment Law Implications

Organisations should consider whether using wearable technology to monitor their employees’ performance, health and well-being may also give rise to other legal risks or issues under workplace health and safety laws, in negligence or under a contract.


Can the Chief Data Officer Ease the CIO’s Burden?

Can the Chief Data Officer Ease the CIO’s Burden?

The role of the chief data officer (CDO) will become ever more important as the pace of digitalization intensifies. Their challenge will be to complement the role of the CIO, modernize information governance and deliver revenue from data assets.


Compliance Edition: The Week’s Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery

Compliance 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.


An Open Mind? Considering the OpenText Acquisition of Recommind

An Open Mind? Considering the OpenText Acquisition of Recommind

The acquisition appears to be one that will provide OpenText with advanced analytics technology and expertise that can be used to expand the capabilities of its enterprise information management solutions (integration over time) and to immediately enhance its current offering portfolio (addition of Recommind offerings).


Artificial Intelligence Promises to Lighten Our Boring Workloads

Artificial Intelligence Promises to Lighten Our Boring Workloads

Machine learning and artificial intelligence have until now helped enhance and improve our knowledge and understanding, making work more efficient while cutting out menial and dull work.


Fourth Circuit Joins Other Circuits Holding No Warrant is Required for Cell Tower Data

Fourth Circuit Joins Other Circuits Holding No Warrant is Required for Cell Tower Data

The Fourth Circuit held that the government is not required to obtain a warrant for cell tower data in United States v. Graham (4th Cir., No. 12-4659, en banc 5/31/16). The Court found that cell tower data was voluntarily turned over to a third party by the cell phone user.


Enabling an Integrated Compliance Lifecycle

Enabling an Integrated Compliance Lifecycle

Processes for managing regulatory change often constitute a myriad of subject matter experts that monitor regulatory change on an ad-hoc basis and rely on email to communicate compliance tasks to stakeholders.