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    Activity Patterns for eDiscovery Mergers, Acquisitions, and Investments (2001-2017)

    Activity Patterns for eDiscovery Mergers, Acquisitions, and Investments (2001-2017)

    Since beginning to track the number of publicly highlighted merger, acquisition, and investment (M&A+I) events in the eDiscovery ecosystem, ComplexDiscovery has noted more than 300 M&A+I events between November 2001 and today. The following article highlights the pattern of these activities on an annual and monthly basis.

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    An Abridged Look at the Business of eDiscovery: Mergers, Acquisitions, and Investments

    An Abridged Look at the Business of eDiscovery: Mergers, Acquisitions, and Investments

    The presented listing highlights key industry business moves by sharing the announcement date, acquired company, acquiring or investing company, and acquisition amount (if known) of significant eDiscovery-related mergers, acquisitions, and investments.

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    A Running List: Top 100+ eDiscovery Providers

    A Running List: Top 100+ eDiscovery Providers

    Based on a compilation of research from analyst firms and industry expert reports in the electronic discovery arena, the following “Top 100+Provider” list provides a short listing that may be useful in the consideration of eDiscovery providers. This listing is taken primarily from eDiscovery provider mentions in selected key formal industry reports and surveys published between August 2011 and today.

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    Validated Market Opportunities for 2017: SaaS-based Legal and Data Discovery Automation

    Validated Market Opportunities for 2017: SaaS-based Legal and Data Discovery Automation

    In 2017, the challenge for technology providers in the legal and data discovery spaces appears to be less about defining offering requirements and validating market needs and more about developing and delivering solutions that focus on specific tasks and processes that streamline the discovery of data and the conduct of eDiscovery.

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    A Concise Framework for Discovery Automation

    A Concise Framework for Discovery Automation

    One of the biggest challenges facing information, business, and legal professionals is the ability to cohesively consider the elements of data discovery and legal discovery within a technology framework that is comprehensive enough to address critical discovery tasks throughout information and legal lifecycles yet concise enough to be realistically approached from an automation perspective.

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    E-Discovery Company Revives Defamation Suit Over Glassdoor Posts

    Extract from article by Ross Todd

    A state appellate court in California has revived a defamation lawsuit that software company ZL Technologies Inc. filed against the authors of critical posts on the anonymous job review website Glassdoor.com.

    The ruling overturns a finding from the trial judge in Marin County Superior Court who declined to force Glassdoor Inc. to hand over the names of the anonymous posters after finding the reviews contained opinion statements protected under the First Amendment.

    On Thursday, the First Appellate District found six of the seven reviews in question contained factual content that could be the subject of a defamation claim if proven false.

    The decision on the whole is a victory for ZL Technologies of Milpitas, California, which provides electronic content archiving software used in eDiscovery, compliance and analytics.

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    Why Associations Can’t Be Afraid to Fail

    Extract from article by Sarah Sain

    Associations, like much of the business world, are living in a time of transformation. “What worked yesterday won’t work today:” In one sentence, keynote Sarah Prevette, an entrepreneur and investor with Future Design School, explained simply why associations can’t continue to operate according to the status quo.

    The traditional membership model is changing, millennials and Gen Z are taking over the workforce (and your board of directors), and political and economic uncertainty are still affecting many industries. Most association leaders are well aware of these (and many other) challenges, and they know that solutions can be even harder to identify and implement.

    Associations need to stop keeping people out, said [Jeff] De Cagna. “It’s a member benefit” … How many times have you heard that reasoning used by associations to keep educational content and resources locked behind a wall. Instead, break down that barrier, share your knowledge and expertise with a larger audience, and expand your network of supporters – and potential members.

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    BayLDA Publishes Questionnaire Regarding GDPR Audit

    The BayLDA is responsible for data protection for the private sector in Bavaria and is supervising data processing by privately owned corporations/commercial entities, freelancers, privately owned hospitals and nursing homes, associations and political parties, online companies, and private individuals.

    On the basis of numerous requests, the BayLDA decided to publish its recent questionnaire regarding the GDPR audit in English. The document can be viewed directly and/or downloaded as a PDF file below.

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    Packaged Services: An Underutilized Approach To Growing Revenue
    Packaged Services: An Underutilized Approach To Growing Revenue

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    Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery: From Dachau to Data Privacy
    Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery: From Dachau to Data Privacy

    This edition of the newsletter highlights five key posts on information governance and electronic di…

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