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Senate Considers Potential Changes to ECPA to Ease Access to Electronic Data Across Borders

Terrorist attacks, most recently in London and Manchester, England, have raised the pressure on law enforcement and lawmakers in countries like the U.K. and the U.S., to proactively intercept and interrupt terrorist...more

Over 80 Percent of Hacking Related Breaches Were Related to Password Issues: Cybersecurity Trends

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I’ve referred to last year’s Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) in several webcasts lately (including this one) and realized that this year’s report should have already come out by now. Sure enough it has,...more

Few States Still Have an Ethics Opinion Regarding Lawyer Cloud Usage: eDiscovery Best Practices

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The Legal Technology Resource Center (LTRC) of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) web site has a great resource for those who want more information regarding a variety of technical topics, including the ethics for lawyers...more

Ransomware Makes You Wanna Cry: Cybersecurity Trends

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This must be our month for ransomware stories.  Unless you have been living under a rock for the past several days, you’ve undoubtedly heard about the WannaCry virus that has been attacking Microsoft© Windows machines without...more

It’s Not the Size That Matters, It’s What You Do With It: eDiscovery Best Practices

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...We certainly have talked a lot about the impact of Big Data and the Internet of Things on this blog as new challenges presented to today’s attorneys, and they are, but challenges have always existed for attorneys in...more

The Impact of Cybersecurity Concerns on M&A Activities is Growing: eDiscovery Trends

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This is the second story that I’ve covered in the past several months where cybersecurity concerns impacted merger and acquisitions. See below for more on the first one… After Verizon Communications took a $350...more

EDRM Releases New Security Questionnaire: eDiscovery Trends

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As promised when they announced the project last August, EDRM announced last week the release of a new Security Audit Questionnaire, which is designed to be a practical tool for evaluating the security capabilities of...more

Lawyer’s Pants Literally Catch on Fire and Alexa to “Testify”: eDiscovery Trends

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OK, this first story isn’t exactly an eDiscovery story, but it’s too good to pass up… Here’s a question for you: Would you believe what a lawyer was telling you during closing arguments if his pants were, literally, on fire?...more

New Survey Says 75 Percent of Respondents Unfamiliar with China’s New Cybersecurity Law: eDiscovery Trends

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Are you familiar with it? According to a survey conducted by Consilio and released earlier this week, 75 percent of legal technology professionals responding to the survey indicated that they are not familiar with...more

“Alexa, Are My Questions to You Discoverable?”

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The Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker controlled with your voice. It features a personal assistant, “Alexa,” who will perform various tasks for the user in response to the “wake word,” Alexa. Over the holidays, I observed...more

How to Conduct Cross-Border Investigations without Losing It

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In 2016, the UK did the unthinkable: it voted to leave the European Union. And in the U.S., a dark horse presidential victory was nearly as big a surprise. Both events are impacting U.S. law firms and corporations that do...more

Now, We Have a Privacy Shield with the Swiss Too: eDiscovery Trends

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This appears to be our week to cover privacy stories on the blog. First, The Sedona Conference® (TSC) released the public comment version of its new Data Privacy Primer (which we covered on Tuesday). Also, last week, U.S....more

Looking Back at Predictions That I Made Three Years Ago, Part 2: eDiscovery Predictions Revisited

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Earlier, I took a look back at two posts that comprised six eDiscovery predictions for 2014 that I wrote three years ago. I thought it might be fun to look back at those posts to see how those predictions fared. I covered...more

BYOD – Another reasonable basis for discovery about discovery

I still remember typewriters. Heck, I still remember carbon paper, mimeographs and bag phones. Would a company, “back in the day”, have ever asked an employee, “hey, we need you to bring your own typewriter, desk,...more

Three Ways that eDiscovery is Safer in the Cloud: eDiscovery Trends

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I missed this article when it was published a couple of weeks ago (and have actually presented in a CLE program with the author since), but it still seems timely to cover especially in light of our post on Monday regarding...more

Considering E-Discovery in Cloud Contracts

Earlier this year, I predicted that 2016 would be a year of increased focus on e-discovery from cloud-based sources and postulated that many organizations would demand better e-discovery solutions and increased cooperation...more

Dedicated Physical Server Hosting versus Cloud Hosting Environments: Which is Better for Your eDiscovery Data?

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Businesses, including corporations and law firms, are increasingly choosing to host their business-critical applications with third parties to reduce (or avoid altogether) CapEx and OpEx associated with installing and...more

How Safe is Your Data Center?

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This was the topic of Legaltech News’ story on 10 best practices for data security and what you need to know about how and where your information is stored, by Christine Yi of Xerox Legal Business Services When you are...more

FERC Takes Action on Cybersecurity in Response to Ukrainian Cyber Attacks

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) issued a Notice of Inquiry (“NOI”) and Final Rule at the end of July to address several urgent cybersecurity issues affecting the bulk electric system. FERC is taking these...more

E Pluribus Unum Is for eDiscovery Too

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The proliferation of data to the point of excess is a common refrain and problem for many organizations today. The scale to which data has grown recently has a direct correlation to eDiscovery – as organizations struggle to...more

Three Tips to Verify the Security of Your E-Discovery Software

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SOC 2® Type 2 Certification and Zapproved–Building Trust and Confidence that Your Data is Secure - Today in e-discovery, it should be no surprise that cyber security is a rising concern among corporate leaders and that...more

[Webinar] Cloud Computing Series – eDiscovery - July 20th, 12:00 p.m. CT

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As cloud providers grow and more information is being stored in “the cloud,” it is important to consider the risks and benefits when confronted with litigation. This webinar presentation will examine litigation and...more

Mobile Device Privacy Considerations for Employers

The use of mobile devices in the workplace, including cell phones, tablets, and other devices, has generated significant risks for employers, both in terms of data security and of litigation strategy. Access to these devices...more

The Case for E-Discovery Education in Law School

The lament that law schools do not adequately prepare new lawyers for the actual practice of law is not a new one. The refrain, however, seems more pronounced as the day-to-day practice of law becomes increasingly...more

Managed Services: eDiscovery That Tastes Great and Is Less Filling

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In the 1970s, one brewer introduced its brand of light beer, and a classic debate: “tastes great” vs. “less filling.” The idea behind the campaign was that the beverage was “everything you always wanted in a beer. And...more

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