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eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey – Winter 2017

eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey - Winter 2017

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


The Third Annual Inside E-Discovery Survey (BDO Consulting)

The Third Annual Inside E-Discovery Survey (BDO Consulting)

The third annual Inside E-Discovery & Beyond Survey by BDO Consulting examines the opinions and insights of more than 100 senior in-house counsel at corporations with revenues ranging from $100 million to over $5 billion from a variety of industries throughout the United States about changes in their approaches to e-discovery and their plans for the year ahead. The survey was conducted by ALM, an independent and impartial research firm, in the fourth quarter of 2016.


Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Finalized

Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Finalized

On January 11, U.S. and Swiss authorities announced final agreement on the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. The Framework defines standards for handling personal data exported from Switzerland to the U.S. and enables U.S. companies to meet Swiss legal requirements to protect personal data transferred from Switzerland.


2016 Year-End E-Discovery Update

2016 Year-End E-Discovery Update

On the e-discovery vendor front, the pace of consolidation of large service providers in 2016 was unprecedented compared to prior years.


When It Comes to Metrics, Size Matters

When It Comes to Metrics, Size Matters

When people believe they are judged or compensated by a singular metric, they try to maximize their performance against that metric — even at the expense of other factors that are critical for holistic success.


Why I’m NOT a ‘B2B SaaS’ investor (With Editor’s Note)

Why I’m NOT a ‘B2B SaaS’ investor (With Editor's Note)

As the next evolution of the software landscape evolves, we are seeing a pivotal factor unfold as one of the largest determinants of startup success: Distribution.


Harnessing Automation for a Future that Works

Harnessing Automation for a Future that Works

The right level of detail at which to analyze the potential impact of automation is that of individual activities rather than entire occupations.


Public Cloud Has The Greatest Security Implications Say Execs

Public Cloud Has The Greatest Security Implications Say Execs

A new survey reveals that 65 percent of senior IT and security executives think that the biggest security risks for business come from public clouds.


LTPI Releases ‘Practical’ Resources on Data Governance and Meet-and-Confers

LTPI Releases 'Practical' Resources on Data Governance and Meet-and-Confers

In early January, the LTPI unveiled two resources for the legal technology community on information governance (IG) and meet-and-confer meetings within litigation.


It’s Not a Discovery Device, But…

It’s Not a Discovery Device, But…

What discovery methods do you consider when you are strategizing about the most effective method to obtain the information you need and pin down your opponent? If you have a contract case, think about serving a Demand for Bill of Particulars.


Five Tips To Avoid Mistakes In Electronic Document Review

Five Tips To Avoid Mistakes In Electronic Document Review

I have seen hundreds of mistakes over the years, especially in the last decade when my work as a lawyer has been limited to electronic discovery. Many of these blunders were made by “the other side.” Some were funny and made me smile, others were not and led to motions of all kinds. Keeping it real, I have made my own fair share of errors too. Those lessons were painful, but are now deeply etched


Don’t Be A ‘Designer’; Own The Nuts And Bolts

Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Google+ Email A photo posted by Rob Robinson (@complexdiscovery) on Jan 8, 2017 at 6:36am PST Editor’s Note: The excellent article by John Balestriere highlights the importance and need for eDiscovery competency and the opportunity for eDiscovery training and education programs. Extract from article by John Balestriere Lawyers like to think we […]


NYDFS Proposes Revised Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies

NYDFS Proposes Revised Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies

The New York Department of Financial Services has released an extensively revised cybersecurity regulation applicable to the wide variety of financial services companies regulated by the NYDFS. Released on December 28, 2016, the revised regulation makes multiple changes to almost every provision in the original proposal.


Intelligence Assessment on Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections

Intelligence Assessment on Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections

The report includes an analytic assessment drafted and coordinated among The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and The National Security Agency (NSA), which draws on intelligence information collected and disseminated by those three agencies. It covers the motivation and scope of Moscow’s intentions regarding US elections and Moscow’s use of cyber tools and media campaigns to influence US public opinion.


Lawyers Beware: Sending Native File Documents to Third Parties May Violate Your Ethical Obligations

Lawyers Beware: Sending Native File Documents to Third Parties May Violate Your Ethical Obligations

A recent ethics opinion from the State Bar of Texas offers some guidance—and a stern warning: attorneys risk violating state rules of professional conduct if they mishandle metadata.


An Educational Update: eDiscovery Education Center (Arkfeld)

An Educational Update: eDiscovery Education Center (Arkfeld)

The eDiscovery Education Center is owned by Arkfeld Professional Education, LLC (APE), and provides cost-effective learning resources to help eDiscovery professionals handle legal and practical issues in their practice area competently and ethically.


Could Amazon Echo Hold Evidence in a Murder Case?

Could Amazon Echo Hold Evidence in a Murder Case?

In a sign of how internet-connected devices could transform the legal system, a prosecutor in Arkansas is fighting to collect evidence from an Amazon Echo, which could hold sound recordings that reveal details about who committed a murder.


Cybersecurity Best Practices: Eight Questions to Ask Your Organization

Cybersecurity Best Practices: Eight Questions to Ask Your Organization

A commitment to good cybersecurity and best practices is critical to protecting networks and systems. Here are some questions you may want to ask your organization to help prevent and mitigate against attacks.


A Risk or a Gamble? Partners, Providers, and Promises

A Risk or a Gamble? Partners, Providers, and Promises

Want to avoid gambling the success of your business on a partnership? Then ask these questions before any agreement or renewal of an agreement and let the answers inform your decision to partner or not to partner.


The Top Twenty-Two Most Interesting e-Discovery Opinions of 2016

The Top Twenty-Two Most Interesting e-Discovery Opinions of 2016

The e-Discovery Team’s top twenty-two most interesting cases in 2016. We provide an analysis and key quotes of each, lessons learned and, where appropriate, practice pointers. We also explain why we find these opinions interesting.


Top Seven Cyberattack Mitigation Strategies

Top Seven Cyberattack Mitigation Strategies

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) encourages network administrators to implement these recommendations below, which can prevent as many as 85 percent of targeted cyber-attacks.


DHS and FBI Joint Analysis Report on Russian Hacking

DHS and FBI Joint Analysis Report on Russian Hacking

Technical details regarding the tools and infrastructure used by the Russian civilian and military intelligence Services (RIS) to compromise and exploit networks and endpoints associated with the U.S. election, as well as a range of U.S. Government, political, and private sector entities.


Indictment Issued in Law Firm Hacks

Indictment Issued in Law Firm Hacks

Three Chinese citizens have been charged with hacking into the servers of two prominent – but unidentified – international law firms to steal confidential client information in connection with pending M&A deals.


A Critical Shift in Thinking About AI and Big Data

A Critical Shift in Thinking About AI and Big Data

Putting aside the dystopian views that sensationalize AI, bright prospects are ahead for corporations that embrace this transition to new ways of thinking. However, to make the leap, some radical adjustments in the ways of working are necessary.