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The Challenge of Budgetary Constraints: eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey Results – Fall 2017

The Challenge of Budgetary Constraints: eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey Results - Fall 2017

The Fall 2017 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey is a non-scientific survey designed to provide insight into the business confidence level of individuals working in the eDiscovery ecosystem.


Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery: From Selecting Software to Checking Discovery

Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery: From Selecting Software to Checking Discovery

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.


Avoiding Glittering Generalities in Selecting eDiscovery Software

Avoiding Glittering Generalities in Selecting eDiscovery Software

In navigating the glittering generalities presented by individuals and organizations seeking to influence eDiscovery software selection decisions, remember that there may be many right choices for your specific needs. Considering those choices through the lens of security, capability, complexity, and cost may help ensure that you not only make the right choice but make the best choice for your needs.


Eight C’s of E-Discovery in the Cloud

Eight C’s of E-Discovery in the Cloud

The adoption of cloud applications is growing across enterprises worldwide. According to Gartner, by 2020 more than 30 percent of the 100 largest enterprise applications will have shifted from cloud-first to cloud-only – encouraging any enterprise fence-sitters to move in the direction of the cloud. 


Blockchain Could Help Us Reclaim Control of Our Personal Data

Blockchain Could Help Us Reclaim Control of Our Personal Data

The problem with a central database like the ones used to house social security numbers, or credit reports, is that once it’s compromised, a thief has the ability to copy all of the information stored there.


Following Layoffs, Former ILTA Founder Launches Association of Legal Technologists

Following Layoffs, Former ILTA Founder Launches Association of Legal Technologists

In late September, [Rick] Hellers announced on LinkedIn the launch of a new organization named the Association of Legal technologists (ALT).


DTI Acquires Australian eDiscovery and eTrials Company NuLegal

DTI Acquires Australian eDiscovery and eTrials Company NuLegal

 DTI, a global legal process outsourcing (LPO) company providing eDiscovery, management services, litigation support and court reporting, announced today the acquisition of Australia-based NuLegal, a leading provider of legal technology services.


On-Demand Legal Education: Holy***, The Case is Filed! What Do I Do Now?

On-Demand Legal Education: Holy***, The Case is Filed! What Do I Do Now?

The first days after a complaint is filed are critical to managing the eDiscovery requirements of the case efficiently and cost-effectively. With a scheduling order required within 120 days of the complaint and a Rule 26(f) “meet and confer” conference required at least 21 days before that, there’s a lot to do and a short time to do it. Where do you begin? This CLE-approved webcast will discuss the various issues to consider and decisions to be made to help you meet your discovery obligations in an efficient and proportional manner.


The Proof is in the Acquisition: RVM Enterprises, Inc. Announced their Acquisition* of The Oliver Group Today, Creating a Forensics Powerhouse

The Proof is in the Acquisition: RVM Enterprises, Inc. Announced their Acquisition* of The Oliver Group Today, Creating a Forensics Powerhouse

Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Google+ Email A post shared by Rob Robinson (@complexdiscovery) on Oct 3, 2017 at 12:05pm PDT Press Announcement from RVM Enterprises RVM Enterprises, Inc., a proven leader in eDiscovery, Managed Review, and Litigation Support Services, announced the acquisition of top media restorations and forensics firm, The Oliver Group today. The Oliver Group […]


Good New 33-Point e-Discovery Checklist From Miami

Good New 33-Point e-Discovery Checklist From Miami

The United States District Court for the Southern District Court of Florida is now revising it’s Local Rule 16.1 on Pretrial Procedure in Civil Actions.


Cloud Computing Crash Course: Location, Location, Location

Cloud Computing Crash Course: Location, Location, Location

Don’t let the term “cloud” fool you into thinking that the information is not in a specific location. It is, and it’s important to know the exact geographic location of the server where your data will be stored, including any back-up locations.


Microsoft’s Azure Has Become A Terror To Other Cloud Computing Players

Microsoft's Azure Has Become A Terror To Other Cloud Computing Players

Hybrid cloud computing, in simplest terms, is the use of cloud computing and on-site servers at the same time. The dual nature of the arrangement solves some significant problems for organizations that need to centralize access to databases and apps.


Five Lessons All Companies Can Learn From The Equifax Data Breach

Five Lessons All Companies Can Learn From The Equifax Data Breach

While many companies may be relieved not to be in Equifax’s position right now, no company is immune to data breaches. Those who fail to learn key lessons from Equifax’s mistakes may find themselves in the next headline. Accordingly, companies in every industry, and of every size, that maintain any type of sensitive personal data—whether it be of customers, employees, or data maintained on behalf of others—should study the Equifax situation and ensure that they are better prepared for a data breach incident.


Relevant Replay: Accounting for the Costs of Electronic Discovery (2011)

Relevant Replay: Accounting for the Costs of Electronic Discovery (2011)

Until we remove the fear and mystery of calculating costs, we cannot fully understand the price of e-discovery or the implications of such sanctions received by counsel who did not represent their clients competently.


A Quick Reference Guide To Understanding eDiscovery Pricing

A Quick Reference Guide To Understanding eDiscovery Pricing

If price is the only basis on which you are selecting services, you are likely making a big mistake. The intangibles of what a provider gives you — extra training or hand-holding for a new litigation support person, some exceptional pricing on a contingency matter, assistance in working with outside counsel on some tricky document issues — don’t show up in the price, but they are the reason you would rather have that set of professionals working with you than any other.


7 Legal Focuses for Marketing Following the GDPR

7 Legal Focuses for Marketing Following the GDPR

GDPR has the potential to create a painful compliance experience for users, and contacts—sales channels, prospects, leads and customers—will feel it first. As stewards of personal data and the creation and nurturing of customer relationships, marketers are in a unique position to design GDPR-compliant interactions that preserve and even enhance a positive customer experience and increase loyalty.


Vendor Breaches and Their Implications for Employers

Vendor Breaches and Their Implications for Employers

Before entrusting the vendor with personal information, the employer should execute a contract with the vendor that addresses the parties’ obligations and rights regarding personally identifiable information.


File Share Platforms and Business Risk

File Share Platforms and Business Risk

The risk associated with the use of file share platforms is twofold.  First, company supported file share is attractive to attackers because it is guaranteed to contain sensitive information.  Second, file share platforms available to employees outside of the company — e.g. the employee Google Drive account — may be used to store company information, but likely do not use the same security standards as those enforced by the company.


Emerging Content Formats Challenge eDiscovery

Emerging Content Formats Challenge eDiscovery

According to a recent report from Osterman Research, any electronic information is potentially subject to e-discovery, including text messages, social media posts, data in collaboration tools and data from the Internet of Things (IoT). Web pages and data from wearable devices and vehicle event recorders are among the new sources of electronically stored content (ESI) that are possible targets for e-discovery.


EDRM to Develop GDPR Guidance for Cross Border Transfers

EDRM to Develop GDPR Guidance for Cross Border Transfers

EDRM is setting its sights on the next big e-discovery challenge: adhering to the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when performing data transfers from the U.S. to the EU.


Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery: From eDiscovery Expansion to Security and Sandwiches

Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery: From eDiscovery Expansion to Security and Sandwiches

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.


Counsel On Call Acquires DSicovery, LLC

Counsel On Call Acquires DSicovery, LLC

Counsel On Call, a leading alternative legal solutions provider of technology-enabled managed legal and secondment services, has acquired DSicovery, LLC (“DSi”), a renowned eDiscovery, digital forensics and data management company.


Seventh Circuit Rejects And Lambasts “Worthless” Settlement For Class Of Subway Sandwich Purchasers

Seventh Circuit Rejects And Lambasts “Worthless” Settlement For Class Of Subway Sandwich Purchasers

In 2013, after an online photo went viral showing one customer’s Footlong Subway sandwich was in fact only 11 inches, a slew of plaintiffs’ attorneys filed putative class actions against Subway for damages and injunctive relief. 


A Survey of 3,000 Executives Reveals How Businesses Succeed with AI

A Survey of 3,000 Executives Reveals How Businesses Succeed with AI

The buzz over artificial intelligence (AI) has grown loud enough to penetrate the C-suites of organizations around the world, and for good reason. Investment in AI is growing and is increasingly coming from organizations outside the tech space.