Posts Tagged ‘electronic discovery’

Riley Cell Phone Decision a Red Herring in E-Discovery

Riley Cell Phone Decision a Red Herring in E-Discovery

When it comes to civil discovery, there is no right to privacy unique to smart phones versus computers, tablets or files stored in your knickers drawer. If the evidence is reasonably accessible, responsive and non-privileged, it’s fair game in discovery.


8th Annual eDiscovery and Technology Survey of Illinois Attorneys | Tom O’Connor

8th Annual eDiscovery and Technology Survey of Illinois Attorneys | Tom O'Connor

The Law Bulletin Publishing Company has just published its 8th Annual eDiscovery and Technology Survey of Illinois attorneys in the Legal Technology Update to Chicago Lawyer magazine. The survey is conducted every year by Tom O’Connor, senior ESI consultant at Advanced Discovery.


Five Years of Magic: The Gartner Magic Quadrant for E-Discovery Software

Five Years of Magic: The Gartner Magic Quadrant for E-Discovery Software

Published annually by Gartner, the Magic Quadrant for E-Discovery Software is a concise research report that highlights key market developments and dynamics in the field of eDiscovery and provides a comparative evaluation of leading eDiscovery software vendors. An aggregation from public domain sources of eDiscovery vendors who have been selected and evaluated as part of the annual Magic Quadrant for E-Discovery Software since 2011 is provided for your review and consideration.


The Week’s Five Great Reads – Litigation Trends Edition

The Week's Five Great Reads - Litigation Trends Edition

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.


From Classification to Coding: Three Quick Qualification Questions (Cartoon and Clip)

From Classification to Coding: Three Quick Qualification Questions (Cartoon and Clip)

Daily we read, see, and hear more and more about how technology is changing the game of document classification and revolutionizing document review. While there may be evidence that new data governance and discovery technologies can absolutely change current approaches to document classification and review, it is important to remember that technology is only as good as its ability to be delivered, managed, and supported by vendors and integrators.


Breaking the Law: Study Shows that Big Business is Failing to Stay Compliant over Social Media

Breaking the Law: Study Shows that Big Business is Failing to Stay Compliant over Social Media

The marketing power of social media mean corporate investment in building brands’ social presence is growing more than ever, but most organisations still don’t have a proper grasp of the scope and scale of the risks, according to new research.


The Week’s Five Great Reads – Defining Unstructured Data

The Week's Five Great Reads - Defining Unstructured Data

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.


Is There Such a Thing as Unstructured Data? A Short List of 10 Definitions (Cartoon and Clip)

Is There Such a Thing as Unstructured Data? A Short List of 10 Definitions (Cartoon and Clip)

While some may dispute the existence of unstructured data, definitions for the term “unstructured data” do exist. This week our cartoon and clip provides a quick look at how people convey meaning in different ways (cartoon) and provides a short list of definitions for the term “unstructured data” (clip).


New Ruling from Rio Tinto Case Confirms Parties Can Use Keywords with Predictive Coding

New Ruling from Rio Tinto Case Confirms Parties Can Use Keywords with Predictive Coding

Courts have so far provided mixed guidance on this issue, leaving litigants guessing as to whether their choice of blending keyword and predictive coding search methodologies – if challenged by an adversary – would receive judicial imprimatur. Nevertheless, a new ruling from the Rio Tinto v. Vale litigation confirms that parties may combine these search methodologies to achieve reasonable and proportional productions of highly relevant information.


Courts Continue to Acknowledge Increasing Prominence of TAR

Courts Continue to Acknowledge Increasing Prominence of TAR

Technology-Assisted Review (hereinafter TAR) is broadly defined as the use of computer tools to determine the relevance of selected documents to any issues in a given controversy. The most utilized form of TAR, known as predictive coding, allows a human reviewer to utilize a select sample of documents to “train” a computer to recognize patterns of relevance in the universe of documents under review.


9 Subjective Considerations for Assessing Information Governance Vendors

9 Subjective Considerations for Assessing Information Governance Vendors

The focus on the technology and talent elements of an information governance vendor’s capability is certainly warranted as these elements ultimately provide the cutting edge for the knife of task execution. However, just as there is much more to the utility of a knife than its edge (especially if you want to use it more than once), there are additional areas worthy of consideration in vendor selection if one is considering the long term strategic utility and viability of a vendor.


Judge Andrew Peck on TAR (Technology-Assisted Review)

Judge Andrew Peck on TAR (Technology-Assisted Review)

In this episode of Digital Detectives, Sharon Nelson and John Simek interview Judge Andrew Peck, an expert in issues relating to electronic discovery. Together they discuss the current state of technology-assisted review, how FRCP amendments will affect the way lawyers do discovery, and best practices when using TAR.


Nine Tips to Ensure Information Governance Success

Nine Tips to Ensure Information Governance Success

The goal of creating a trustworthy enterprise-wide information governance (IG) program is to facilitate effective management of information authority, control, accessibility, and visibility throughout the information lifecycle.


Whack-A-Mole: Fighting False Positives in Document Classification

Whack-A-Mole: Fighting False Positives in Document Classification

By John Martin Whack-a-mole describes a situation in which attempts to solve a problem are piecemeal or superficial, resulting only in temporary or minor improvement, as in, “the site’s security team has an ongoing battle against spammers, but it’s a game of whack-a-mole.” See Oxford Dictionaries . The whack-a-mole concept is familiar to those attempting […]


The Week’s Five Great Reads – IG Trends Edition

The Week's Five Great Reads - IG Trends Edition

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.


Is There Business Value In Social Media? Four Reports Worth Considering (Cartoon and Clip)

Is There Business Value In Social Media? Four Reports Worth Considering (Cartoon and Clip)

With 80% of online adults using social networking sites, 83% of Fortune 500 companies using Twitter, and 90% of surveyed organizations reporting some business benefit from the use of social media, there does appear to be strong evidence for the business value of social media.


Is There a Right to Fail in E-Discovery?

Is There a Right to Fail in E-Discovery?

Disagreements about scope and process in e-discovery shouldn’t split between plaintiffs’ and defendants’ interests. After all, everyone is a requesting and producing party, whether north or south of the “v.” Yet, the reality is that most defense counsel see themselves as producing parties, and most plaintiffs’ counsel identify with requesting parties.


Newsletter Update: The Week’s Five Great Reads – Enterprise Risk Edition

Newsletter Update: The Week's Five Great Reads - Enterprise Risk Edition

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.


Visual Browsing: A New, Next, Big Thing. Maybe.

Visual Browsing: A New, Next, Big Thing. Maybe.

What we need is a visual browser for the world around us – a way of pointing at things which inspire thoughts and questions, giving us a rich, engaging means to find out what we don’t know, and those things we didn’t know how to search for using mere words.


Preservation Platitudes: Tips for Defensible Legal Hold

Preservation Platitudes: Tips for Defensible Legal Hold

Whether it’s mobile devices, e-mail purge settings, departing employees or equipment replacement, to name just a few, there are always sources of ESI notably more prone to spoliation. Fix them first.


Going Online Can Be Dangerous: Considering Social Media Risk (Cartoon and Clip)

Going Online Can Be Dangerous: Considering Social Media Risk (Cartoon and Clip)

Daily we read, see and hear more and more about how dangerous the Internet can be to both businesses and individuals. With dangers ranging from revenue loss and reputational damage to social engineering and identity fraud, it is important for everyone that goes online to understand the potential impact of their actions.


Understanding Precision and Recall

Understanding Precision and Recall

F-scores are often inappropriately interpreted as measures of review quality when evaluating predictive coding results. To get a better understanding of how an application of predictive coding has performed, the component elements of the f-score — precision and recall — should be reviewed. But what do precision and recall scores indicate and how do they relate?


Newsletter Update: The Week’s Five Great Reads – Big Data Edition

Newsletter Update: The Week's Five Great Reads - Big Data Edition

From ComplexDiscovery 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 newsletter also contains an informative weekly cartoon and clip as well as additional stories (Lagniappe) that may be of interest to individuals seeking to extend their capability […]


If a Tree Falls and No One is Around: Influencing Client Acceptance of New Technologies (Cartoon and Clip)

If a Tree Falls and No One is Around: Influencing Client Acceptance of New Technologies (Cartoon and Clip)

Daily we read, see and hear more and more about how advanced technologies such as auto-classification and predictive coding can impact the disciplines of information governance and electronic discovery. However, for individuals and organizations to understand and accept these technologies, they must first hear about them and be convinced of their viability. This week our cartoon and clip provides one look at how fleeting the relevance of new technologies can be (cartoon) and also provides a communications model for gaining and maintaining client acceptance of new technologies (clip).