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Legal Tech + AI in Germany: Things Are Evolving

Legal Tech + AI in Germany: Things Are Evolving

In Germany, the legal market is still new to financial investors. Venture capital and private equity companies as well as many ‘business angels’ often do not understand the digital business models in the legal market.


GDPR Applies to US Firms

GDPR Applies to US Firms

The new GDPR will also apply to all companies offering “suggestions” used for example on YouTube, Instagram or Spotify. Suggestions that you may like someone’s profile or music are based on processing of personal data. If a US company makes such suggestions to EU citizens, it will automatically fall under the ambit of the GDPR.


5 Experts Share Advice on Preparing for GDPR

5 Experts Share Advice on Preparing for GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a great example of change taking place in one part of the world — the European Union — that will have global impact.


Key Strategies to Improve the Performance of E-Discovery Teams

Key Strategies to Improve the Performance of E-Discovery Teams

Based on results from Aberdeen’s research, the time and cost of eDiscovery processes continue to be issues for organizations. Furthermore, organizations have largely not yet adopted the latest eDiscovery technology.


IT Security vs. Cloud Creep – The Menace that Comes from Within

IT Security vs. Cloud Creep - The Menace that Comes from Within

It is fundamental that a company’s IT department looks to create an efficient and precise framework for all cloud purchasing. It should be expected that each department will insist on having a say as to which cloud applications they prefer to use, therefore IT teams should strive to advise each sector accordingly.


Building Blocks for a Fifth Generation of eDiscovery Offerings

Building Blocks for a Fifth Generation of eDiscovery Offerings

The characteristics of a fifth generation eDiscovery offering would be the adaptation of current data discovery offerings for use with offerings that were designed for eDiscovery, designed for eDiscovery task integration, and designed for eDiscovery task automation.


Top 10 Steps to Operationalize the GDPR

Top 10 Steps to Operationalize the GDPR

Being GDPR ready is a task which extends beyond the privacy or compliance team and requires the involvement and cooperation of the entire organization to take compliance with the GDPR from theory to practice. 


2017 Legal Hold and Data Preservation Benchmark Report

2017 Legal Hold and Data Preservation Benchmark Report

The 2017 report reveals compelling trends that more in-house corporate legal teams are automating legal hold and data preservation processes. These findings uncover a growing movement to mature processes and bring e-discovery in-house.


How a Remote Browser Increases Security and Helps IT Stay on Budget

How a Remote Browser Increases Security and Helps IT Stay on Budget

Reduced complexity, increased security, and perfect insulation — those are the outcomes reported by organizations who deployed a remote browser to protect their users when they access the web.


The Role of Encryption in Law Firm Data Security

The Role of Encryption in Law Firm Data Security

The use of encryption boils down to a discussion of acceptable risk. The appropriate level of encryption depends upon specific use cases and is a balance among many factors, including the sensitivity of the data, the need for usability and convenience in accessing and using the data, and the impact if the data were to be breached.


Summer Doldrums? 18 Observations on Summer 2017 eDiscovery Business Confidence

Summer Doldrums? 18 Observations on Summer 2017 eDiscovery Business Confidence

Summer 2017 eDiscovery Confidence: Survey respondents appear to have a slightly less optimistic view of the business climate this quarter (Summer 2017) than they did last quarter.


Edge Computing Could Push the Cloud to the Fringe

Edge Computing Could Push the Cloud to the Fringe

Peter Levine, a general partner at venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, has an interesting working theory. He believes that cloud computing is soon going to take a back seat to edge computing — and we will very quickly see the majority of processing taking place at the device level.


Key Considerations for Adopting Ephemeral Communications Tools

Key Considerations for Adopting Ephemeral Communications Tools

As with the adoption of any emerging technology in the workplace (email, electronic signatures, etc.), the use of ephemeral communication tools by an organization requires a risk-versus-reward analysis. 


Aderant Announces Results From 2017 Business of Law and Legal Technology Survey

Aderant Announces Results From 2017 Business of Law and Legal Technology Survey

Competition for legal services remains high, demand remains relatively flat, and law firms are feeling pressure in pricing and operational efficiency, according to a new study published today by Aderant. 


This PIG – Predictive Information Governance – Is Starting to Fly

This PIG – Predictive Information Governance – Is Starting to Fly

As the name implies, unsupervised machine learning – computers teaching themselves – removes the human factor. And once the error rates are low enough, truly automated predictive information governance is realized. The system can now automatically collect, categorize, store, protect, safeguard access, and apply retention/disposal rules.


Ipro Acquires inData Corp

Ipro Acquires inData Corp

 Ipro Tech, a global leader in the development of advanced eDiscovery software solutions, announced today that it has acquired inData Corporation, creator of TrialDirector, a market leader in trial presentation based in Gilbert, Arizona.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.


Revenue Expansion or Erosion? eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey Results – Summer 2017

Revenue Expansion or Erosion? eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey Results - Summer 2017

The Summer 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.


Merger and Acquisition Due Diligence: Incorporating Privacy, Security, eDiscovery, and Information Governance into Due Diligence

Merger and Acquisition Due Diligence: Incorporating Privacy, Security, eDiscovery, and Information Governance into Due Diligence

Modern M&A practices are just now beginning to catch-up to new technologies by including data privacy (“DP”), information security (“IS”), e-Discovery, and information governance (“IG”) concerns as discrete issues within the traditional due diligence paradigm.


Lawyer’s ‘Inadvertent’ E-Discovery Failures Led to Wells Fargo Data Breach

Lawyer's 'Inadvertent' E-Discovery Failures Led to Wells Fargo Data Breach

Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Google+ Email A post shared by Rob Robinson (@complexdiscovery) on Jul 28, 2017 at 3:06am PDT Extract from article by Christine Simmons A massive Wells Fargo customer data breach was not the work of a hacker, but of the bank’s own lawyer who failed to review the bank’s entire set of discovery documents, including […]


NCT Ventures and Bridge Investments Join JumpStart in $1.8M Fundraising Round for Heureka Software

NCT Ventures and Bridge Investments Join JumpStart in $1.8M Fundraising Round for Heureka Software

Today, Heureka Software announced the company has added new funding from Columbus-based NCT Ventures and Chicago’s Bridge Investments. Combined with previous funding from Cleveland Venture Development Organization JumpStart Inc. and other angels, this increases Heureka’s current fundraising round to $1.8 million.


OpenText to Acquire Guidance Software

OpenText to Acquire Guidance Software

OpenText™ (NASDAQ: OTEX) (TSX: OTEX), a global leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Guidance Software (NASDAQ: GUID), the makers of EnCase®, the gold standard in forensic security, that includes digital discovery solutions and endpoint information security.


Key eDiscovery Trends in Corporate Legal Departments for 2017

Key eDiscovery Trends in Corporate Legal Departments for 2017

An infographic, extract and report on key eDiscovery trends in corporate legal departments in 2017 by legal technology expert Ari Kaplan.


E-Discovery Company Revives Defamation Suit Over Glassdoor Posts

E-Discovery Company Revives Defamation Suit Over Glassdoor Posts

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.


Why Associations Can’t Be Afraid to Fail

Why Associations Can’t Be Afraid to Fail

What associations today should be afraid of is not failure, but of falling behind and letting innovation pass them by because they don’t have the courage to try new things.