Posts Tagged ‘electronic discovery’

Calculating the Size of the Opaque eDiscovery Market

Calculating the Size of the Opaque eDiscovery Market

Estimating the size of the eDiscovery market is notoriously difficult, which helps explain why there have been three vastly different recent estimates of its size.


To Save Money Later, Take Steps Now to Prepare for E-Discovery

To Save Money Later, Take Steps Now to Prepare for E-Discovery

While having lawyers that are experienced with e-discovery is important, their hands will be tied unless the client has taken steps to prepare for e-discovery.


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

Vacation Reading 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.


Necessary Ingredients for Sound Legal Holds

Necessary Ingredients for Sound Legal Holds

Lawyers that aren’t mindful of their preservation obligations may expose their clients, and themselves, to significant sanctions because they didn’t take appropriate steps under the circumstances to ensure that potentially relevant information is preserved.


Steganography and E-Discovery

Steganography and E-Discovery

Steganography is a dual use technology which can be used for the important goal of protecting sensitive communications and improper goal of hiding otherwise discoverable legacy communications.


Does Size Matter? eDiscovery Software and Service Market Sizing (Cartoon and Clip)

Does Size Matter? eDiscovery Software and Service Market Sizing  (Cartoon and Clip)

Taken from a combination of public market sizing estimations* as shared in leading electronic discovery publications, posts and discussions over time, the following eDiscovery Market Size Mashup** shares general market sizing estimates for the combined software and services area of the electronic discovery market for the years between 2014 and 2019.


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

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.


Data Analytics Gaining Ground, But Bold Promises Need Validation

Data Analytics Gaining Ground, But Bold Promises Need Validation

Every year, lawyers file litigation claims said to be worth hundreds of billions of dollars, and yet few lawyers have embraced data analytics to guide their litigation decisions in the way that bond traders or other industries rely on such tools.


Information Governance: Points from the Professionals

Information Governance: Points from the Professionals

Information governance (IG) is becoming more and more critical to any organization’s success in controlling the sheer mass of data generated in the ordinary course of business. However, determining the best ways to get information under control has many organizations at a standstill, with too many organizations only enacting IG practices after disaster strikes.


Structured Data in Discovery and Class Certification

Structured Data in Discovery and Class Certification

Structured data often plays a prominent role in fighting class certification, and companies increasingly rely on structured data to oppose motions for class certification by demonstrating that plaintiffs lack commonality and typicality.


July Edition of Notable Cases and Events in E-Discovery

July Edition of Notable Cases and Events in E-Discovery

This update addresses the following recent developments and court decisions involving e-discovery issues.


An eDiscovery Market Size Mashup: 2014-2019 Worldwide Software and Services Overview

An eDiscovery Market Size Mashup: 2014-2019 Worldwide Software and Services Overview

Taken from a combination of public market sizing estimations as shared in leading electronic discovery reports, publications and posts over time, the following eDiscovery Market Size Mashup shares general worldwide market sizing considerations for software and services in the electronic discovery market for the years between 2014 and 2019.


PII in your ESI: The Intersection of Data Privacy and E-Discovery

PII in your ESI: The Intersection of Data Privacy and E-Discovery

Although the definition of PII or protected information varies by jurisdiction, there are certain categories of information that are generally recognized as sensitive and should be safeguarded from unnecessary dissemination in the discovery process.


Preservation by Backup Tape – Your First Five Questions . . .

Preservation by Backup Tape – Your First Five Questions . . .

Are you aware that taking a set of backup tapes out of rotation will create an additional repository of potentially relevant information for all lawsuits filed between now and the time this matter is resolved?


Ostriches Beware: E-Discovery Ethics In Social Media

Ostriches Beware: E-Discovery Ethics In Social Media

“Electronic document creation and/or storage, and electronic communications, have become commonplace in modern life, and discovery of ESI is now a frequent part of almost any litigated matter. Attorneys who handle litigation may not ignore the requirements and obligations of electronic discovery.”


When Do E-Discovery Costs Shift?

When Do E-Discovery Costs Shift?

Cost shifting for e-discovery is available if a defendant can demonstrate the need based on the factors set forth in Federal Rule 26.


2015 Mid-Year E-Discovery Update

2015 Mid-Year E-Discovery Update

E-discovery remains an incredibly rich and rapidly developing field, as the many developments on which we report from just the first half of 2015 attest. We are seeing progress in some areas ( e.g. , predictive coding, cost recovery, and rule amendments), remaining dangers in others ( e.g. , sanctions, preservation, and cross-border discovery), and new dangers emerging ( e.g. , text messaging, mobile devices, and e-discovery vendor selection).


The Lifespan of Content on Social Media

The Lifespan of Content on Social Media

Do your social media posts get their 15 minutes of fame? As much as we hope their legend will live on to rival those of rock stars, in reality, social media posts are more like YouTube celebrities.


LegalTech West Coast Edition: The Week’s Five Great Reads

LegalTech West Coast Edition: The Week's Five Great Reads

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 Promise of Technology? Digital Dreams (Cartoon and Clip)

The Promise of Technology? Digital Dreams (Cartoon and Clip)

Emerging digital technologies hold great potential to help us become more effective and efficient at governing and discovering data. And many times they even help us to laugh.


3 Ways Big Data Will Positively Affect Businesses

3 Ways Big Data Will Positively Affect Businesses

For sure, Big data is the next big thing in the technology field. It will not only promote business growth, but it will also help companies to outperform each other.


Deduplication: Why Computers See Differences in Files that Look Alike

Deduplication: Why Computers See Differences in Files that Look Alike

File hash matching–the simplest and most defensible approach to deduplication–won’t serve to deduplicate the “same” document when it takes different forms or is made optically at different times.


Hiding Bank Account Records Can Be Criminal—Not Just For the Mob!

Hiding Bank Account Records Can Be Criminal—Not Just For the Mob!

During the course of discovery, plaintiff Luellen requested that defendant Hodge produce bank account records.  Hodge failed to produce the bank account records, claiming that the bank, Capital One (and Charter One), had destroyed these records already. Luellen argues that Hodge was aware that the records were being sought for discovery and deliberately allowed the records to be destroyed.


Cybersecurity Edition: The Week’s Five Great Reads

Cybersecurity Edition: The Week's Five Great Reads

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.