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Herb Roitblat On Machine Learning: It Depends

Herb Roitblat On Machine Learning: It Depends

Machine learning still stands on the three core features of representation, assessment, and optimization.  As a result, many machine learning systems tend to return approximately the same results.  Given a choice between more clever algorithms and better quality training data, it is often preferable to spend the effort on better data.


Rhys Dipshan Highlights German Court Ruling On Data Privacy That May Foreshadow GDPR Impact

Rhys Dipshan Highlights German Court Ruling On Data Privacy That May Foreshadow GDPR Impact

After a three-year battle, a regional court in Berlin has found that Facebook’s default privacy settings, terms of service, and requirement that users register under their own name violate Germany’s data privacy and consent rules.


New Study Accentuates Challenge of Enterprise Data Protection

New Study Accentuates Challenge of Enterprise Data Protection

The study explores how issues of data security and privacy impact in-house legal teams at Fortune 1000 corporations and reveals the top concerns and emerging best practices across three key and intersecting topics: the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), IG and data security and remediation.


CertaTech Solutions Acquires Clearwater Legal

CertaTech Solutions Acquires Clearwater Legal

Voiced by Amazon Polly Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Google+ Email A post shared by Rob Robinson (@complexdiscovery) on Feb 21, 2018 at 9:29am PST Press Announcement for CertaTech Solutions Acquisition of Clearwater Legal Integrated services expand eDiscovery and document review offerings for law firm and corporate legal clients of both companies. CertaTech Solutions, a leading provider of […]


Margaret Dale Covers a Case of Deceptive Discovery

Margaret Dale Covers a Case of Deceptive Discovery

This case serves as both a sword and a shield: it protects litigants who pursue corrective discovery efforts to remedy an opponent’s willful mishandling of discoverable information, and it punishes litigants who flout their duties to maintain and disclose relevant information.


Ralph Losey Highlights a Timely Lesson in Legal Search Stupidity

Ralph Losey Highlights a Timely Lesson in Legal Search Stupidity

An interesting, albeit dumb, case out of California provides some good cautionary instruction for anybody doing discovery. Youngevity Int’l Corp. v. Smith, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 210386 (S.D. Cal. Dec. 21, 2017). 


Google, AMP, and Email: An Interactive Addition to ESI

Google, AMP, and Email: An Interactive Addition to ESI

Frederic Lardinois of TechCrunch highlights a new and interesting approach to email from Google, AMP for Email. Available for developers who request preview access, this new approach appears to be another example of the increasing capability and complexity of electronically stored information.


Jeff Price on Getting the Most Out of eDiscovery Technology

Jeff Price on Getting the Most Out of eDiscovery Technology

Perhaps the biggest obstacle preventing attorneys from using modern technology in their eDiscovery practice is they simply don’t realize what exists and is currently available.


The Big Bang for Alternative Legal Services Providers

The Big Bang for Alternative Legal Services Providers

The ALSPs market is now sufficiently developed that GCs are demonstrating increased trust by using ALSPs for the delivery of certain tasks as a matter of course.


Five Great Reads on Data Discovery and Legal Discovery for February 2018

Five Great Reads on Data Discovery and Legal Discovery for February 2018

A selection of five articles shared regularly to inform and update legal and information technology professionals on the art and science of data discovery and legal discovery.


OpenText Acquires Hightail

OpenText Acquires Hightail

This press announcement by OpenText highlights the acquisition and proposed use of the creative collaboration and file sharing solutions from Hightail to enhance OpenText content services. While not directly addressed in the release as a component of OpenText’s eDiscovery plans, it is reasonable to highlight that the transfer and ingestion of large data sets can be a challenge for eDiscovery practitioners, a fact highlighted in recent eDiscovery software provider announcements around data transfers.


Jared Coseglia on ESI Elephant Hunting

Jared Coseglia on ESI Elephant Hunting

Jared Coseglia is one of the most talented business leaders and communicators in the eDiscovery ecosystem. In the following extract from a recent article of his (Top 10 Predictions for the E-Discovery and Cybersecurity Job Market in 2018) he concisely articulates an example of the growing gulf between the haves and have-nots in the eDiscovery provider world.


7 Crucial Steps to Improved Internal Investigations

7 Crucial Steps to Improved Internal Investigations

When allegations of misconduct are raised, leadership should quickly turn its attention to an internal investigation. Depending on the nature of the supposed wrongdoing, the matter may need to be investigated quickly. But a haphazard investigation won’t do. Jeffrey Klink offers seven steps to a successful investigation.


Lawyer Serves Complaint Via Instagram

Lawyer Serves Complaint Via Instagram

What’s a lawyer to do when she’s unable to track down a defendant to serve a complaint? She gets a judge’s approval to serve that complaint via Instagram, of course.


Security vs. Speed: The Risk of Rushing to the Cloud

Security vs. Speed: The Risk of Rushing to the Cloud

“What’s happening in the move to the cloud has happened in the tech industry from the beginning,” says Michael Landewe, Avanan co-founder and VP of business development. “People move to new tech based on new features and capabilities. Security always follows.”


TAR Course Expands Again: Standardized Best Practice for Technology Assisted Review

TAR Course Expands Again: Standardized Best Practice for Technology Assisted Review

Ralph Losey’s TAR Course has a new class, the Seventeenth Class: Another “Player’s View” of the Workflow. Several other parts of the course have also been updated and edited. The TAR course now has eighteen classes.


Why SaaS Companies are Moving Away from Pricing Transparency (and Why That’s a Bad Thing)

Why SaaS Companies are Moving Away from Pricing Transparency (and Why That’s a Bad Thing)

According to Kyle Poyer of OpenView Venture Partners, there are a few reasons for the shift we’re seeing around [and away from] pricing transparency. Here are a few that might be of interest.


[Opinion] Ensuring that Email Data is Compliant with GDPR Regulations

[Opinion] Ensuring that Email Data is Compliant with GDPR Regulations

The countdown is on. With less than four months until the General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect, time is ticking for businesses to get their email security and archive solutions ready.


Amazon Launches a Polly WordPress Plugin

Amazon Launches a Polly WordPress Plugin

Amazon today (February 9, 2018) is launching a new Amazon Polly WordPress plugin that gives your blog a voice by creating audio versions of your posts.


Mike Suchsland to Act as Chairman of Leadership Committee of Ipro Tech

Mike Suchsland to Act as Chairman of Leadership Committee of Ipro Tech

The Board of Directors of Ipro Tech announced today (February 8, 2018)that Kim Taylor has stepped down as CEO after a mutual decision between him and the Board. Ipro remains focused on providing customers with a seamless discovery process that is simple, affordable and automated.


Legal Tech Startups Kick Off 2018 With A Fundraising Tear

Legal Tech Startups Kick Off 2018 With A Fundraising Tear

In January of last year, legal tech startups raised a meager $1.25 million according to Crunchbase. But this year, the same group of companies have raised a touch over $49 million in just over a month’s time.


Positioning Points: Considering Legaltech® New York 2018

Positioning Points: Considering Legaltech® New York 2018

In reflecting on this year’s Legaltech event, several things did stand out to me as positioning points of note. 


NIST Issues “Blockchain Technology Overview”

NIST Issues “Blockchain Technology Overview”

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a report titled “Blockchain Technology Overview.” The report is intended to provide a high-level technical overview and discusses the application of blockchain technology to electronic currency in depth as well as broader applications.


SuperCALifragilisticexpialidocious: An Update on One Technology-Assisted Review Protocol’s Terminology

SuperCALifragilisticexpialidocious: An Update on One Technology-Assisted Review Protocol's Terminology

With recent eDiscovery provider announcements that highlight the use of the terms “Continuous Active Learning” and “CAL”, provided below is a quick review and current update on Recommind’s (Recommind, Inc.) opposition to the trademark/service mark application by Maura Grossman and Gordan V. Cormack for trademarking CONTINUOUS ACTIVE LEARNING and CAL.