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E6 The Long Arm of the Law. Data Regulators

by DataSmart Consulting LLC on

FTC, FCC, SEC, NYDFS, AGs... you name it, the acronym exists! There are countless regulators that are weighing in on Data Privacy. As #GDPR approaches and stories about data misuse or breach mount up, you need to know the...more

Pizza Hut Pie Tops – The Internet of Things Keeps Getting Stranger: eDiscovery Trends

by CloudNine on

...A couple of weeks ago, Pizza Hut announced the release of a pair of sneakers dubbed Pie Tops II – yes, real wearable shoes – which will link with your phone via Bluetooth to connect with the Pizza Hut app, allowing you to...more

ALSP – Not Just Your Daddy’s LPO, Part Four: eDiscovery Trends

by CloudNine on

...According to the Thomson Reuters report, ALSPs are likely to continue to expand as the complexity and specialization of legal services grows. Additionally, we can expect that even more areas of ALSP specialization will...more

The Machines Have Won: AI Lessons for E-Discovery from the World of Chess

by Exterro, Inc. on

Artificial intelligence isn’t new in to the legal field. Machine learning applications like predictive coding have been around for years and are well established. But compared to chess, legal AI is very young indeed. So for...more

Social Media Privacy Settings May Not Protect Your Information From Discovery

by BakerHostetler on

Users of social media are likely familiar with privacy settings, and understand that setting their profiles to “private” ensures that people who are not friends, connections or followers cannot view their information and...more

Have Our Robot Overlords Finally Arrived?

by Exterro, Inc. on

Have Our Robot Overlords Finally Arrived? If you look at some article titles from the past year dealing with artificial intelligence (AI) and the legal industry, you could be forgiven for thinking so....more

Being Smart with Smartphone Data: Mobile Device Data and its Impact on Modern Discovery

Mobile devices are an integral part of our lives. In just over a decade, we went from the venerable flip phone (who didn’t love sending text messages on one of those?) to handheld computers with far more processing power...more

Spectre and Meltdown CPU Vulnerability: Impact on Multifunction Copiers & Printers

by Epiq on

Two major security flaws recently discovered in nearly all the world’s microprocessors, termed Meltdown and Spectre, leave much of the world’s computers vulnerable to hackers looking to steal entire memory contents. They...more

ALSP – Not Just Your Daddy’s LPO: eDiscovery Trends

by CloudNine on

...One of the biggest topics of discussion at the recent Legaltech® conference in New York was Alternative Legal Service Providers or ALSPs. I was interested in the topic really because I was confused as to what the term ALSP...more

According to the IGI, Information Governance Continues To Gain Traction: Information Governance Trends

by CloudNine on

Last week, the Information Governance Initiative (IGI) released Volume III of their State of Information Governance Report – the third (annual) edition of the Report, which is based on “extensive” surveying of Information...more

Here’s a Conference that Can Be a SOLID Boost to Your Career: eDiscovery Best Practices

by CloudNine on

Actually, it’s not a “conference” so much as it’s a “summit” – the Summit On Legal Innovation and Disruption (SOLID). SOLID is an interactive exchange of ideas by doers, innovators and disruptors in the business of law...more

Disrupting the law

by Hogan Lovells on

As developing countries continue to gain access to technology and begin to innovate existing systems, it is has become clear that technology has stopped being an end in itself but an instrumental tool and means to accelerate...more

NY Appellate Court Reverses Ruling on Discovery of “Private” Facebook Posts: eDiscovery Case Law

by CloudNine on

In Forman v. Henkin, No. 1. (N.Y. Feb. 13, 2018), the Court of Appeals of New York reinstated a trial judge’s ruling requiring the plaintiff who was disabled in a horse riding accident to turn over “private” photos to the...more

Tending Your Garden: Why Information Governance Should be an Ongoing Process in Your Organization: eDiscovery Best Practices

by CloudNine on

...Jim’s post below highlights the importance of a strong information governance program and how creation of a data map can be a key component to that IG program. Complying with the management requirements of personal data in...more

93 Percent of Legal Professionals Surveyed by Consilio Think AI Will Be Helpful to Legal: eDiscovery Trends

by CloudNine on

...While the ultimate impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on the business of law remains to be seen, legal professionals are largely positive about how it will affect the industry and their day-to-day jobs, according to a...more

The Benefits of Advanced Analytics for Financial Institutions: A Breakthrough for Efficiency and Compliance

by Epiq on

Many attorneys are under the impression that keyword searches are the core of discovery. Their assumption is that the natural (and perhaps only) method for locating documents is to run a simple language search through a large...more

New York High Court Reaffirms Defense Right to Social Media Discovery

by Reed Smith on

Until very recently, the only state high court decisions (from VA and DE) on our ediscovery for defendants cheat sheet involved sanctions against plaintiffs for destroying social media evidence....more

Bold Thinking, Not Tinkering - What is the Hackathon's purpose?

The Hackathon brings together multiple streams of entrepreneurial activity (internationally) and taps into a global community of individuals and organizations with a passion for innovation via legal technology. Given that it...more

New York's Top Court Rules 7–0: "Private" Facebook Posts Subject to Disclosure

by Jones Day on

On February 13, 2018, the New York Court of Appeals ruled unanimously that a user's "private" Facebook messages and photos are subject to disclosure where that information is "reasonably calculated to contain evidence...more

Once Again, Florida is the Place to Be for eDiscovery Education in March: eDiscovery Best Practices

by CloudNine on

I alluded to it last week, now I’ll discuss it in more depth. Next month, the University of Florida E-Discovery Conference will be held on Thursday, March 29 – believe it or not, this is the sixth annual conference. And,...more

No Sanctions for Failing to Preserve Cell Phone Records and Call Logs: eDiscovery Case Law

by CloudNine on

In Dotson, et al. v. Edmonson, et. al., No. 16-15371 (E.D. La. Jan. 22, 2018), Louisiana District Judge Susie Morgan denied the plaintiff’s motion in limine seeking sanctions for spoliation of evidence, finding that the...more

The Lynyrd Skynyrd Texting Case: Spoliation and Non-Party Texts

It was a tragedy. The 1977 plane crash that killed Ronnie Van Zant and Steven Gaines almost ended the band Lynyrd Skynyrd forever. In the wake of the crash, the survivors swore an oath never again to perform as “Lynyrd...more

Deceptive Discovery: Second Circuit Affirms Sanctions for Mishandling of Discoverable Data

Late last month, in Klipsch Grp., Inc. v. ePRO E-Commerce Ltd., the Second Circuit affirmed a $2.7 million sanctions award against defendant ePRO after repeated instances of discovery misconduct. Finding that the district...more

N.Y. Court of Appeals: No Difference Between “Private” and “Public” Posts in Discovery

Those who thought designating social media posts as “private” would be sufficient to shield them from outsiders—including opposing parties in litigation—had better think again. On February 13, 2018, the New York Court of...more

Only 53 Percent of Surveyed Security Officers Are Confident in Security of Data by Third Parties: Cybersecurity Trends

by CloudNine on

A recently issued report provides an interesting look at how Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and others responsible for security are addressing the challenges in today’s cybersecurity climate. The report (The...more

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