Weekly Trends Report – 1/8/2020 Insights

Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS)

Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS)

Insight into where e-discovery, information governance cybersecurity, and digital transformation are heading – who is doing what now or in the future, what works and what doesn’t, and what people wish they could do but can’t – gleaned from recent publications


CYOD webinar – Join Eric Shirk of BDO and me on Jan. 21 at 1 pm ET for the ACEDS webinar Digital Forensics Disrupted: Are You Ready for CYOD (Collect Your Own Device)? where you can get a preview of Tristan Mobile, a new device for quickly and simply collecting iPhone data.

2020 UF Law E-Discovery Conference – Register now to join me in person or via livestream on March 19 as I get together with Bill Hamilton and a host of new and returning speakers for the 8th Annual University of Florida Law E-Discovery Conference in Gainesville, FL.

BDO knows CCPA – BDO’s California Consumer Privacy Act resource page enables privacy executives to stay abreast of the impending regulation and learn about overarching privacy and governance considerations in one convenient location.

Losing my cynicism – Bill Henderson of Indiana University Maurer School of Law put up special New Year’s Day post worthy of a read, Losing my cynicism.

It’s time for predictions and retrospectives – For convenience, we are putting all predictions and retrospectives here – whether e-discovery, data privacy, or other:

The past:

The future:


Sedona Conference Rule 45 commentary – The Sedona Conference has published a public comment version of its Commentary on Rule 45 Subpoenas to Non-Parties, Second Edition. Comments should be submitted by March 6.


New Oregon data breach notification requirement – Colleen Theresa Brown and Clayton G. Northouse of Sidley reported that a unique new data breach notification law, the Oregon Consumer [Identity Theft] Information Protection Act, went into effective on Jan. 1. The law imposed a direct obligation on vendors to provide regulatory notice to the state as well as to provide notice to data owners within 10 days.


TR 2020 Report on the State of the Legal Market – Thomson Reuters released its 22-page annual law firm report, prepared with Georgetown University Law Center and Peer Monitor. Perhaps tellingly, only at page 19 does the report begin to discuss expanded use of technology to improve legal work processes.


Recent e-discovery decisions

12/19/2019 – U.S. Magistrate Judge Amanda Arnold Sansone ordered defendants to comply with the Court’s earlier order, which had required one of defendants to turn over an employee’s hard drives that were in his possession, for inspection by an expert to determine whether production of documents from the hard drives had been performed properly. The Court also ordered that defendants must pay reasonable expenses plaintiff incurred for meet and confers and filing its motion. The Court denied, without prejudice, plaintiff’s request for additional sanctions, a jury instruction, and an order to show cause why some of the defendants should not be held in contempt of the earlier order. HealthPlan Servs., Inc. v. Dixit, et al., No.: 8:18-cv-2608-T-23AAS (M.D. Fla. Dec. 19, 2019).


Date Focus Organization Title
12/20/2019 ED Pivotal


Pivotal Acquisition Corp. Completes Merger with KLDiscovery
1/6/2020 ED Relativity Introducing RelativityOne Government
1/6/2020 ED Polsinelli


Polsinelli Partners with UnitedLex to Launch New PolsinelliPLUS Solutions Center
1/7/2020 ED Legility


Legility and Inventus to Combine to Create World’s Preferred Partner for Legal Operations Services


Date Focus Publisher Title Authors
12/24/2019 ED Ball in your court Preserving Social Media Content: DIY Craig Ball
12/30/2019 C/DP Jackson Lewis Personal Information, Private Information, Personally Identifiable Information…What’s the Difference? Joseph J. Lazzarotti
1/1/2020 ED Complex Discovery eDiscovery Mergers, Acquisitions, and Investments in 2019 Rob Robinson
1/2/2020 ED eDiscovery Daily Blog It’s 2020! Here’s a Current Survey and a Major Conference To Look Forward To: eDiscovery Trends Doug Austin
1/2/2020 ED Relativity 6 Security Questions to Ask a SaaS e-Discovery Provider Amanda Fennell
1/3/2020 LT/DT Legaltech News AI Fears Subside: Most See Fundamental Change, but Not Job Loss Frank Ready
1/3/2020 ED Epiq When a Deal Goes Wrong, Possession is Not Nine-Tenths of the Law  
1/3/2020 ED eDiscovery Daily Blog Court Orders Defendants to Produce Laptop for Forensic Examination – Again: eDiscovery Case Law Doug Austin
1/7/2020 ED eDiscovery Daily Blog 2019 eDiscovery Case Law Year in Review, Part 1 Doug Austin


Conferences, webinars, and the like can provide insight into where e-discovery, information governance cybersecurity, and digital transformation are heading

1/9/2020-2/14/2020 EVENTS

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1/9/20 9:00 AM 1/10/20 6:00 PM PT Conference Santa Clara, CA ABA Artificial Intelligence and Robotics National Institute
1/13/20 1:00 PM   ET Webinar   ABA Hot Topics: Electronic Information in Criminal Investigations and Proceedings, Part 1
1/14/20 12:00 PM 1/14/20 1:00 PM ET Webinar   Perkins Coie CCPA Litigation Outlook and Defense
1/14/20 2:00 PM 1/14/20 3:00 PM ET Webinar   Redgrave Ephemeral Messaging – Navigating Risk amid Increasing Adoption
1/15/20 12:00 PM   ET Webinar   HaystackID New Data Types and eDiscovery: From Social Media and Slack to the Cloud
1/16/20 1:00 PM 1/16/20 2:00 PM ET Webinar   ACEDS How to Leverage Predictive Coding and Artificial Intelligence for Defensible and Effective Review
1/20/20 11:00 AM 1/21/20 5:30 PM BST Conference London, UK CLOC CLOC 2020 London Institute
1/21/20 12:00 PM 1/21/20 12:55 PM UTC Webinar   Exterro 6 major edisclosure challenges and how to solve them
1/21/20 1:00 PM 1/21/20 2:00 PM ET Webinar   ACEDS Digital Forensics Disrupted: Are You Ready for CYOD (Collect Your Own Device)?
1/22/20 11:30 AM 1/22/20 12:15 PM ET Webinar   Concept Searching The Benefits of the Digital Workplace – Pipedream or Reality?
1/22/20 1:00 PM 1/22/20 2:00 PM ET Webinar   ACEDS No Crystal Ball Necessary: Top 2020 E-Discovery Trends
1/23/20 12:00 PM 1/23/20 1:00 PM ET Webinar   ABA Legal Implications of New Technologies, Part Two: The Rise of Artificial Intelligence
1/23/20 1:00 PM 1/23/20 2:00 PM ET Webinar   ACEDS Technology Options for Audio Review
1/23/20 1:00 PM 1/23/20 2:30 PM ET Webinar   Davis Wright Tremaine Enforcement Actions Under EU GDPR and Complying With the California Consumer Privacy Act
1/27/20 9:00 AM 1/27/20 5:00 PM PT Conference San Francisco, CA PLI Advanced Data Privacy, Cybersecurity and TCPA Class Action Litigation 2020
1/28/20 8:00 AM 1/28/20 3:00 PM PT Conference Los Angeles, CA ARMA ARMA GLA Summit
1/28/20 1:00 PM 1/28/20 2:00 PM ET Webinar   ACEDS The Mathematics of Technology Assisted Review
1/29/20 1:00 PM   ET Webinar   CloudNine Important eDiscovery Case Law Decisions of 2019 and Their Impact on 2020
1/29/20 1:00 PM 1/29/20 2:00 PM ET Webinar   XDD When the Bough Breaks: ESI Spoliation Sanctions
1/30/20 1:00 PM 1/30/20 2:00 PM ET Webinar   ACEDS Gain Efficiencies in Investigations Through Advanced Methods and Technologies
2/3/20 2/6/20 ET Conference New York, NY ALM Legalweek New York
2/3/20 8:30 AM 2/3/20 3:30 PM ET Conference New York, NY Five Star Legal Microsoft eDiscovery Security & Compliance Center Workshop
2/10/20 8:30 AM 2/11/20 1:00 PM ET Conference New York, NY The Sedona Conference The Sedona Conference Working Group 6 Annual Meeting 2020
2/12/20 9:00 AM 2/13/20 5:00 PM ET Conference New York, NY The Sedona Conference The Sedona Conference Institute (TSCI) Presents: 2020 eDiscovery Negotiation Training: Practical Cooperative Strategies
2/12/20 1:00 PM 2/15/20 6:30 PM PT Conference Carlsbad, CA ABA 2020 Corporate Counsel CLE Seminar
2/13/20 8:50 AM 2/14/20 4:00 PM CT Conference Minneapolis, MN Minnesota CLE The 2020 Midwest Legal Conference on Privacy & Data Security
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