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Advanced Discovery Acquires Altep

Advanced Discovery Acquires Altep

Advanced Discovery Acquires Altep. The acquisition further strengthens and expands the company’s global offerings in eDiscovery, forensics, cybersecurity and compliance risk assessment.


Ask Catalyst: A User’s Guide to TAR (For Smart People)

Ask Catalyst: A User's Guide to TAR (For Smart People)

Ask Catalyst: A User’s Guide to TAR provides a cogent overview of the effective use of TAR 2.0 in litigation and investigations. It is loaded with practical advice for practitioners at all levels about how this great technology can save time, money and effort.


Ongoing Impact: Six Issues That Affect eDiscovery Business Performance

Ongoing Impact: Six Issues That Affect eDiscovery Business Performance

In the Spring of 2017, over 40% of eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey respondents viewed the lack of resources (budgetary constraints and lack of personnel) as potentially having the greatest business impact on their business in the next six months.


Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery: Ethics, Fights, and Business Edition

Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery: Ethics, Fights, and Business 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.


Discovia Merges with Lighthouse

Discovia Merges with Lighthouse

Lighthouse eDiscovery, a leader in technology-enabled ediscovery and consulting services, today announced that it has combined forces with Discover, a rapidly growing ediscovery company.


Zapproved Selects Vista Equity Partners for Strategic Investment to Accelerate Growth in E-Discovery Software Market

Zapproved Selects Vista Equity Partners for Strategic Investment to Accelerate Growth in E-Discovery Software Market

Zapproved Inc., the market leader in cloud-based e-discovery software for corporate legal departments, today announced that the company has received a strategic investment from Vista Equity Partners (“Vista”) to accelerate their growth in the e-discovery software market.


Five Steps to Take in the Aftermath of a Breach

Five Steps to Take in the Aftermath of a Breach

To help minimize damage, organizations should be ready to take these five steps in the aftermath of a breach.


eDiscovery Is Big Business — And Worth Fighting Over For Providers

eDiscovery Is Big Business — And Worth Fighting Over For Providers

DTI and LDiscovery (d/b/a Kroll Discovery) have come to blows in federal court. Court filings in three separate lawsuits allege that while the owners of DTI were busy finalizing their acquisition of Epiq, four of DTI’s top salespeople were busy conspiring with LDiscovery to steal trade secrets and millions of dollars in business from DTI when they resigned collectively on January 5, 2017, with no notice to DTI.


An eDiscovery Challenge: Pricing Consistency and Transparency

An eDiscovery Challenge: Pricing Consistency and Transparency

Given the fact that budgetary constraints are one of the leading elements impacting the conduct of discovery, by publicly publishing pricing eDiscovery vendors can help simplify the decision-making process by removing one of the most common concerns early in the evaluation process. That concern being “how much is this going to cost.”


Securing Client Communications: ABA Issues New Ethics Opinion on Attorney-Client Email

Securing Client Communications: ABA Issues New Ethics Opinion on Attorney-Client Email

This opinion sends a clear signal that law firms have to pay attention to the security of email and other client communication.


WannaCry Cyber-Attack: Is My Computer at Risk?

WannaCry Cyber-Attack: Is My Computer at Risk?

Ransomware – a malicious program that locks a computer’s files until a ransom is paid – is not new but the size of this attack by the WannaCry virus is “unprecedented”, according to EU police body Europol.


Climate Change? Four Findings about the Business Climate of eDiscovery

Climate Change? Four Findings about the Business Climate of eDiscovery

eDiscovery Confidence: Survey respondents have a more positive view of the current business climate this quarter (Spring 2017) than they did last quarter. However, it is not viewed as positive as it was in the Spring of 2016.


Why You Need to Prepare for the GDPR Now

Why You Need to Prepare for the GDPR Now

The GDPR legislation is complex and far-reaching, laying out some specific mandates for businesses. It compels businesses to securely collect and store — as well as more diligently use — the personal data of consumers in 28 EU member states. This will also include the UK, which will maintain equivalent laws post-Brexit.


How Many Documents in a Gigabyte? Our Latest Analysis Shows A Shifting Pattern

How Many Documents in a Gigabyte? Our Latest Analysis Shows A Shifting Pattern

From our research, the pattern is clear: the number of documents per gigabyte is dropping and dropping fast. The reason seems obvious to me. As users add more rich content—such as graphs, charts, pictures and videos—to files, they get larger. I can’t think of any other reason for the decline.


Creating a Coordinated Approach to Assurance

Creating a Coordinated Approach to Assurance

Coordinated assurance requires a common understanding of the company’s risk universe, risk ratings, rules for oversight ownership and guidelines for when new risks are added to the framework.


Deep Dish Data with Only Chopsticks to Manage It? The Masters Conference in Chicago

Deep Dish Data with Only Chopsticks to Manage It? The Masters Conference in Chicago

Visit The Masters Conference on May 23, 2017, in Chicago, to participate in a full day of educational sessions focused on informing, enlightening, and entertaining legal, security, and IT professionals on topics ranging from the EU-US Privacy Shield and GDPR to Data Discovery and Cybersecurity.


How Facebook’s Legal Ops Solved Its Disparate Data Dilemma

How Facebook’s Legal Ops Solved Its Disparate Data Dilemma

Though it is challenging, having visibility into all this legal data is paramount not only for efficiency and cost-saving purposes, but more importantly, to meet regulatory demands.


Court Concludes Data Is within Defendant’s Possession, Custody or Control, Declines to Shift Costs

Court Concludes Data Is within Defendant’s Possession, Custody or Control, Declines to Shift Costs

Plaintiffs sought production of “background data” automatically recorded while they were working on Defendant’s sales platform, Salesforce, in an effort to “close the gaps” in other records.


Transparency, Dirty Laundry, and Gatekeepers: DTI vs. LDiscovery Lawsuit

Transparency, Dirty Laundry, and Gatekeepers: DTI vs. LDiscovery Lawsuit

Ask why your media sources might be afraid to publish anything that their largest sponsors might not like. As a very sharp GC once said to me, “Sometimes it is not what they say, but what they avoid saying that tells the true story.”


Automating Information Governance

Automating Information Governance

We have an effective model for converting information governance requirements into a digital framework. It is called the DIRKS methodology and you’ll find it in ISO 15489 Standard for Records Management.


Sanctioned For Deleting Emails, Plantronics Could Lose Fed Contracts Too

Sanctioned For Deleting Emails, Plantronics Could Lose Fed Contracts Too

Plantronics, a California company that manufactures telephone headsets, may soon be barred from doing business with the federal government.


Mind the Gap

Mind the Gap

Companies are setting off on their path towards digital transformation. They do well if they start considering security requirements going along with the needs of a modern world before they set off on that path.


Is E-Discovery on the Precipice of Even Greater Market Consolidation?

Is E-Discovery on the Precipice of Even Greater Market Consolidation?

Consilio’s Macdonald said that new client demands are forcing companies to either invest the capital needed to meet them or look to M&A as a means to survive.


Do We Have a Confidence “Spring” in Our Step in 2017?

Do We Have a Confidence “Spring” in Our Step in 2017?

Almost everyone still expects eDiscovery business conditions to be as good or better six months from now according to the Spring 2017 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey.