Weekly Trends Report – 11/7/2019 Insights

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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


What the Data Tells Us About the Future of Law Firms – Relativity’s McKenna Brown posted about the BDO’s Navigating Legal Digital Disruption report released earlier this year, which examined the ways digital disruption affects legal professionals.

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.


Relativity Fest – If you missed the keynote for the 10th Relativity Fest and want to find out what was covered, go to the recap by Chris Brown of Relativity.  You can watch the entire 1:29:50 video, read the highlights posted by Chris, and look at shorter clips about Relativity Collect and the Aero UI, and see screen captures of family review and production.

Craig Ball’s processing primer – The ever-prolific Craig Ball is at it again, this time with a 55-page treatise on processing in e-discovery. (Thanks, by the way, for your re-imagining of the EDRM diagram.) Start with Craig’s post, then dive into the primer itself.

The challenges of emoticons – Martin Nikel of Deloitte offered thoughts on the challenges arising from working with emoticons in investigations.

ACEDS NY Chapter newsletter – The ACEDS NY Metro Chapter has published is first quarterly newsletter.



  • CCPA comments to CA AG due by 12/6 – In materials from a recent webinar, Hogan Lovells attorneys reminded us that comments about the California Attorney General’s proposed CCPA regulations are due by Dec. 6 at 5 pm ET. Also noted: four public hearings have been announced: Sacramento, Dec. 2; Los Angeles, Dec. 3; San Francisco, Dec. 4; and Fresno, Dec. 5.
  • Interactive Advertising Bureau launched CCPA compliance framework – Jesse M. Brody of Manatt noted that the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and its affiliated standard-setting body, the IAB Technology Laboratory, have released a public comment draft CCPA compliance framework for publishers and technology companies.


  • GDPR data breach trends – The Irish Data Protection Commission has published Data Breach Trends from the First Year of the GDPR, an overview of trends observed by the DPC over the first year of mandatory breach reporting introduced by the GDPR.
  • PII for GDPR and more – Marc Staimer of Dragon Slayer Consulting published an overview of PII compliance for GDPR and other data privacy laws and regulations.

3rd annual EU Privacy Shield report released – Cynthia O’Donoghue and John O’Brien of Reed Smith reported that the European Commission has released its report on the third annual review of the functioning of the EU-US Privacy Shield. They concluded by noting that “on the whole, the Commission’s report confirms that the United States continues to provide an adequate level of protection for personal data transfers in the context of Privacy Shield. However, there are some gaps between the expectations of the Commission and U.S. authorities in terms of how Privacy Shield compliance can be achieved.”

Spanish data protection authority published the “Guide to Privacy by Design”, posted Santiago De Ampuero Castellanos of Hogan Lovells.

New privacy protections introduced in Illinois – Robert Fallah of Fisher Phillips wrote that Illinois has introduced new workplace privacy legislation, HB2557, governing the use of artificial intelligence during the job interview process.


Lawyers and the cloud – Two recent articles focused on lawyers’ use of the cloud:


Date Focus Organization Title
10/16/2019 ED X1


Relativity and X1 Announce Strategic Partnership and Product Integration


Date Focus Publisher Title Authors
11/4/2019 ED Legaltech News Emoticons Plus E-discovery Preservation Equals Frowny Face Frank Ready
11/5/2019 ED Relativity A Seat at the Bench: Insights from the Relativity Fest 2019 Judicial Panel Sam Bock
11/5/2019 ED eDiscovery Daily Blog Time for Another Murder (Possibly) Witnessed by Alexa: eDiscovery Trends Doug Austin
11/6/2019 LT/DT Relativity What the Data Tells Us About the Future of Law Firms McKenna Brown
11/7/2019 ED Relativity How Case Teams Can Streamline Collections with X1 in RelativityOne Sam Bock


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

11/8/2018-12/6/2019 EVENTS

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Start End TZ Type Location Host Title
11/12/19 11/12/19 BST Conference London, UK AIIM AIIM Forum Europe
11/12/19 2:00 PM 11/12/19 3:00 PM ET Webinar   ACEDS E-Discovery Under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
11/12/19 2:00 PM   ET Webinar   DATAVERSITY Metadata Strategies
11/13/19 11/14/19 CT Conference Dallas, TX Today’s General Counsel The Exchange Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Forum
11/13/19 12:00 PM 11/13/19 12:30 PM ET Webinar   X1 Rapid Collection from the Endpoint Directly within Relativity
11/13/19 12:00 PM 11/13/19 1:00 PM ET Webinar   ACC Latest Developments in Cybersecurity
11/13/19 12:00 PM 11/13/19 1:00 PM PT Meeting San Diego, CA Women in eDiscovery San Diego Chapter Meeting – eDiscovery for Paralegals
11/13/19 1:00 PM 11/13/19 2:00 PM ET Webinar   Husch Blackwell 60 Days Until CCPA: Are You Ready?
11/13/19 1:00 PM 11/13/19 2:00 PM ET Webinar   ACC Benchmark Your In-House Legal Processes for 2020
11/14/19 2:00 PM 11/14/19 3:00 PM ET Webinar   Lexbe Mastering custodian interviews with ESI data mapping
11/18/19 2:00 PM 11/18/19 3:00 PM ET Webinar   Mayer Brown CCPA Updates: Focus on the Amendments, the Attorney General Regulations and the CCP(RE)A
11/19/19 11/19/19 PT Conference San Francisco, CA Today’s General Counsel The Exchange eDiscovery
11/19/19 11/21/19 CET Conference Brussels, Belgium IAPP IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2019
11/19/19 11/21/19 ET Training Miami, FL Institute for Information Governance IG Basics/Advanced
11/19/19 8:00 AM 11/19/19 2:45 PM ET Conference Atlanta, GA The Masters Conference Atlanta 3000 Join The First Atlanta Masters Conference
11/19/19 11:00 AM 11/19/19 12:00 PM ET Webinar   ILTA How to Leverage your Legal Technology for Measurable Success
11/20/19 8:30 AM 11/20/19 12:30 PM CT Conference Tulsa, OK Avansic Avansic’s End of Year CLE – Tulsa
11/20/19 1:00 PM   ET Webinar   XDD It’s Elementary – Conducting Effective Forensic Investigations
11/20/19 1:00 PM 11/20/19 2:00 PM ET Webinar   Valora Technologies Data Privacy
11/21/19 8:00 AM 11/22/19 4:00 PM ET Conference Washington, DC Georgetown Law CLE 2019 Advanced eDiscovery Institute
11/21/19 8:30 AM 11/21/19 12:30 PM CT Conference Oklahoma City, OK Avansic Avansic’s End of Year CLE – OKC
11/21/19 11:00 AM 11/21/19 12:00 PM ET Webinar   ILTA Trial Preparation – Process, Planning and Technology You Can Use
11/21/19 2:00 PM   ET Webinar   DATAVERSITY How can Everybody be a Data Steward?
11/26/19 12:30 PM 11/26/19 6:30 PM ET Conference Toronto, Canada ADB Insights Canadian Litigation Forum
12/2/19 7:00 AM 12/6/19 4:00 PM ET Conference Delray Beach, FL DebTech International Data Governance Winter Conference
12/3/19 2:00 PM   ET Webinar   DATAVERSITY Building a Future-State Data Architecture Plan: Where to Begin?
12/4/19 8:00 AM 12/4/19 9:30 AM CT Meeting Kansas City, MO Husch Blackwell National eDiscovery Day – eDiscovery Seminar – Kansas City
12/4/19 11:00 AM 12/4/19 12:00 PM ET Webinar   Husch Blackwell National eDiscovery Day Webinar: BYOD, Bring Your Own Device
12/4/19 11:30 AM 12/4/19 1:30 PM CT Meeting St. Louis, MO Husch Blackwell National eDiscovery Day – eDiscovery Seminar – St. Louis
12/4/19 1:00 PM   ET Webinar   HaystackID Pro Bono and Diversity in the eDiscovery Industry
12/4/19 2:00 PM 12/4/19 3:00 PM GMT Webinar   ACEDS New Corporate Legal Ops Survey Results: Key Forces Driving Change
12/4/19 3:00 PM 12/4/19 4:00 PM ET Webinar   Husch Blackwell National eDiscovery Day Webinar: Protecting Privilege – Tips for identifying and safeguarding privileged communications
12/4/19 6:00 PM 12/4/19 8:30 PM PT Activity San Diego, CA Women in eDiscovery San Diego Chapter Event – e-Discovery Day Happy Hour
12/5/19 1:00 PM 12/5/19 2:00 PM ET Webinar   Bloomberg Law GDPR and Health Care
12/6/19 12:00 PM 12/6/19 1:30 PM ET Webinar   High Performance Counsel HPC #ThinkTank: State of the Legal Industry
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