Posts Tagged ‘governance’

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.


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.


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. 


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. 


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.


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.


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.


Congruity, KNJ Merge To Form Data Management Channel Powerhouse

Congruity, KNJ Merge To Form Data Management Channel Powerhouse

Congruity360 formed from the merger of Congruity, a solution provider and MSP with a storage focus, and KNJ, a provider of electronic discovery consulting and services, said Brian Davidson, co-founder of Congruity and managing partner of Pembroke, Mass.-based Congruity360.


The New Information Governance Playbook for Addressing Digital Age Threats

The New Information Governance Playbook for Addressing Digital Age Threats

Published in the Richmond Journal of Law & Technology, The New Information Governance Playbook for Addressing Digital Age Threats by Philip Favro, Donald Billings, David Horrigan, and Adam Kuhn provides actionable information for assessing and addressing cyber threats.


Deeper Dive: Vendor Management Crucial for Data Protection

Deeper Dive: Vendor Management Crucial for Data Protection

Organizational obligations regarding data privacy and security extend not only to the data in a company’s possession, but also to its data in the possession of a third-party service provider or business partner.


What Is Auto-Classification and How Does It Assist with GDPR Compliance?

What Is Auto-Classification and How Does It Assist with GDPR Compliance?

Auto-Classification’s ability to group information by category or by specific characteristics will prove useful for GDPR compliance. Similarly, Auto-Classification’s ability to detect the presence of PII and other sensitive content will likely become a best practice when it comes establishing GDPR protections.


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.


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.


Content Standardization: Why Litigation and Classification are Related

Content Standardization: Why Litigation and Classification are Related

Litigation readiness and classification readiness are closely related. If you standardize your content into high definition text searchable PDFs, you eliminate issues around dark data. By digitally preparing content in this manner you reduce the ‘garbage-in-garbage- out’ scenario that most RIM programs suffer from and, as many of our customers have found, you’re better able to automatically categorize your data or support other downstream processes. Once data is classified, you’re ready for litigation, not to mention all the other benefits having an organized content management system offers. You will know where data relevant to a matter is and you will be able to easily collect that data.

The biggest challenge we continue to see in organizations is their unstructured data. Unstructured data is problematic for multiple reasons, but one reason alone is enough, and that is wasted time and money in collecting irrelevant data for litigation purposes.


DTI Makes Strategic Investment in Valora Technologies

DTI Makes Strategic Investment in Valora Technologies

DTI, a global legal process outsourcing (LPO) company providing eDiscovery, management services, litigation support, and court reporting, announced that it has completed a strategic, minority investment in Valora Technologies, Inc. Valora is a leading innovator in AutoClassification, predictive analytics and document data mining technologies for information governance, eDiscovery, and records management. The investment underscores the commitment DTI has made to investing in leading-edge information governance solutions.


An Abridged Look at the Business of eDiscovery: A Short List of eDiscovery Investors

An Abridged Look at the Business of eDiscovery: A Short List of eDiscovery Investors

An abridged look at the business of eDiscovery investments through the lens of organizations that have funded eDiscovery-related companies between 2009 and today.


Why US Companies Must Prepare for the EU’s New Data Security Laws

Why US Companies Must Prepare for the EU’s New Data Security Laws

Many US companies may not realize that they might also have to comply with this new EU data security regulation. That’s because the GDPR applies to any business that holds data about, or which markets to individuals within the EU.


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.


Practical Tips for Creating an IG Program

Practical Tips for Creating an IG Program

Once a company is sold on the benefits of establishing an IG program, there are steps they can take even without investing in high-priced consultants or other external resources to get started. Successful IG comes from proper planning and preparation.


Protecting Financial Cyberspace

Protecting Financial Cyberspace

But as serious as these [recent] incidents are individually and collectively, none effectively illustrates the potential catastrophic consequences that cyber incidents can have when they transcend individual institutions, and affect our markets and financial systems.


A Short List of 2017 eDiscovery Related Events

A Short List of 2017 eDiscovery Related Events

A short list of planned eDiscovery-related industry events for 2017. The non-comprehensive and is based on research and tracking by ComplexDiscovery.


The Irish Data Protection Commissioner Issues the GDPR Preparation Checklist

The Irish Data Protection Commissioner Issues the GDPR Preparation Checklist

The new data privacy regime is expected to result in enhanced transparency, accountability, and individuals’ rights, while optimizing organizational approach to governance and management of data protection as a corporate issue.


Perspectives on Predictive Coding And Other Advanced Search Methods for the Legal Practitioner

Perspectives on Predictive Coding And Other Advanced Search Methods for the Legal Practitioner

Today, every lawyer conducting “discovery” in civil litigation needs to confront the fact that—no matter how large or small the case may be—it is insufficient to simply define the search task as being limited to finding relevant documents in traditional paper files.


Cyber Privacy, Law and Governance in the Spotlight After U.S. Election

Cyber Privacy, Law and Governance in the Spotlight After U.S. Election

Throughout the election cycle, anxiety over cybersecurity was a central theme, raising issues that businesses and government will face for years to come.