Weekly Trends Report- 9/4/2019: The Catch-Up Edition

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Join Mary Mack and me for a new ACEDS webinar series, Monthly Insights with George Socha & Mary Mack, starting Wed. Sept. 11.

Relativity Fest Oct. 20-23 – Join us this fall at Relativity Fest in Chicago where my colleagues and I will be speaking on four sessions:

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.


Pro bono in e-discovery – Daniel L. Regard and Avani Patel wrote about the e-discovery pro bono program adopted by their company, iDS, which includes a budget, a formal approval and budgeting process, internal processes tied to employee goals and objectives, and public promotion of the program.

Don’t remember the difference between AI, machine learning, and deep learning? – Igor Bobriakov of Data Science Central prepared a primer to explain the differences between artificial intelligence, machine learning (he outlined seven types), and deep learning.

On using TAR – In an ABA article, Jason Rubinstein and Meredith Neely of Gilbert LLP offered a short example of how they have been able to make effective use of TAR. In their example, “lead attorneys use keyword searching to identify documents that are most likely to be of relevance, code a representative sample of those documents, and feed those documents into a database that builds profiles for ‘relevant’ or ‘responsive’ versus ‘non-relevant’ or ‘non-responsive’ documents. The CAL application then stratifies (potentially millions of) un-reviewed documents based on those profiles, organizing the non-human reviewed documents from most to least likely to be of interest.”

Garter e-discovery solutions market guide summary – Exterro has made available a reprint of a 15-page summary of Gartner’s Market Guide for E-Discovery Solutions. A full version can be purchased from Gartner for $1,295. As I have noted in the past, these types of guides are best used to help develop a general understanding of the options available in the market and never should be used as the primary source of information for making decisions about which e-discovery software or services to buy.

Which party pays for e-discovery costs? – Mark Berman of Ganfer Shore Leeds & Zauderer offered an overview of which parties are likely to have to pay for e-discovery costs, including non-party vendor costs and attorney fees, costs incurred by opposing parties to re-review productions not properly performed the first time, and the costs of court-approved experts.

Backing up iPhones without iTunes – In his most recent post, Craig Ball lamented the loss of iTunes as a means of preserving iPhone data and offered an alternative backup methodology.

ILTACON news –


New Hampshire Insurance Data Security Law – Dorian Simmons of Alston & Bird wrote that New Hampshire recently passed its Insurance Data Security Law, based on the NAIC Insurance Data Security Model Law. Other states with similar laws include Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Michigan, Mississippi, Ohio, and South Carolina.


Illinois biometric information litigation – Steven P. Benenson of Porzio, Bromberg & Newman reported that a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel has affirmed a California district court’s order permitting a class action against Facebook for allegedly using facial-recognition technology without users’ written consent or a data retention policy in violation of Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act.

Maine – Victoria E. Beckman and Melissa A. Kern of Frost Brown Todd put together an overview of Maine’s recently signed privacy law, An Act To Protect the Privacy of Online Customer Information (S.P. 275 – L.D. 946), discussing who must comply, who and what data are protected, how to comply, exceptions, and penalties.

Nevada privacy policy statute amendments to take effect Oct. 1 – David Stauss of Husch Blackwell wrote a reminder that the amendments to Nevada’s privacy policy statute take effect on Oct. 1. This means, among other things, that entities subject to the statute should revise their online privacy policies by that date.

New York’s SHIELD Act –


Bahrain’s data protection law – Natasha G. Kohne, Mazen Baddar, and Diana E. Schaffner of Akin Gump reported that Bahrain’s Personal Data Protection Law (Law No. (30) of 2018) took effect on Aug. 1.

Brazil’s general privacy law – Liisa Thomas of Sheppard Mullin wrote that Brazil’s general privacy law, the Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados Pessaoais, designed to be similar to the GDPR, is set to go into effect one year from now.


Transformation and acceleration of legal analytics – Patrick Flanagan and Michelle H. Dewey of BakerHostetler prepared a 24-page article, Where do we go from Here? Transformation and Acceleration of Legal Analytics in Practice, published in the Georgia State University Law Review, that evaluates current technologies and systems used to publish and analyze legal information from a researcher’s perspective.

What GCs want from legal technology – Gina Passarella Cipriani and Zach Warren of Legaltech News wrote about why corporations don’t always adopt new legal technology. First, they note, there are too many poorly defined and largely undifferentiated options that don’t clearly address a problem in need of solving. Second, adoption and implementation can be too costly and confusing. Finally, corporate legal buyers typically are not in a rush to be the first at adopting something new.

Utah Supreme Court approves non-traditional legal services pilot – Bob Ambrogi of LawSites reported that the Utah Supreme Court voted unanimously to approve recommendations of the Utah Work Group on Regulatory Reform. The group’s recommendations proposed creation of a new structure for regulating legal services. The structure would allow for broad-based investment and participation in business entities that provide legal services, including non-lawyer investment in and ownership of these entities. The court anticipates issuing a press release providing further details.


Date Focus Organization Title
8/19/2019 ED Relativity Relativity and Its Law Firm Customers Celebrate Success with RelativityOne at ILTACON 2019
8/20/2019 ED Nextpoint Nextpoint Announces Free, Unlimited Data Processing and Hosting in Cloud eDiscovery Software
8/22/2019 ED ILTA The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) Announces the 10th Annual ILTA’s Distinguished Peer Award Winners
8/22/2019 ED ILTA The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) Announces the Seating of the Newly Elected Board of Directors


Date Focus Publisher Title Authors
8/14/2019 ED Sidley August’s Notable Cases and Events in E-Discovery  
8/16/2019 LT/DT The Global Legal Post Plaudits for Reynen Court beta launch  
8/20/2019 ED Relativity Discover What’s New in Relativity Legal Hold Dylan Salisbury
8/22/2019 ED Relativity Why (and How) Today’s Lawyers Should Work Smarter, Not Harder Sam Bock
8/22/2019 LT/DT Above the Law Have IT Departments Become Unlikely Barriers To Legal Technology? Joe Patrice
8/23/2019 ED Relativity Getting Creative with e-Discovery JC Steinbrunner
8/26/2019 C/DP Exterro Re-Purposing Existing Legal Processes to Meet Urgent Privacy Requirements Ron J. Rambo, Jr.
8/28/2019 C/DP Frost Brown Todd Data Privacy Detective Podcast Episode 43 – What You Need to Know about Maine’s New Privacy Law Joseph J. Dehner and Melissa A. Kern
8/29/2019 C/DP Addelshaw Goddard Data & Privacy News – 29 August 2019 Ross McKenzie and Helena Brown
9/3/2019 ED eDiscoveryStrategy How To Propose and Sell eDiscovery Managed Services Chuck Kellner
9/3/2019 LT/DT Prism Legal Best Practices for Legal Innovation (ILTA Workshop Report) Ron Friedmann
9/4/2019 C/DP Reed Smith IT/Data Protection Newsletter – Germany, Summer 2019 Edition Andreas Splittgerber


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

9/5/2018-10/4/2019 EVENTS

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9/5/19 8:00 AM 9/5/19 5:00 PM SAST Conference Johannesburg, South Africa ALM Corporate Counsel Forum Africa 2019
9/5/19 8:00 AM 9/5/19 5:15 PM BST Conference London, UK The Masters Conference Disclosure Is Always Changing When It Comes To Privacy, Cybersecurity, And Artificial Intelligence.
9/5/19 1:00 PM 9/5/19 2:00 PM ET Webinar   ACEDS How Automating Early Case Assessment Saves Legal Teams Time & Money
9/5/19 1:00 PM 9/5/19 2:00 PM ET Webinar   MER Privacy in the United States: A State by State Privacy Law Review
9/5/19 2:00 PM   ET Webinar   ARMA How to Balance Information Access Demands and Risk Management Throughout the Information Lifecyle
9/6/19 1:00 PM 9/6/19 2:00 PM ET Webinar   ALI-CLE GDPR, CCPA, and the Courts: Keys to Data Privacy Compliance for U.S. Businesses
9/9/19 8:45 AM 9/13/19 12:45 PM CEST Conference Trier, Germany ERA Summer Course on European Data Protection Law
9/10/19 1:00 PM 9/10/19 2:00 PM ET Webinar   MER Smart Office 365 Strategies for Information Governance
9/10/19 1:00 PM 9/10/19 2:00 PM ET Webinar   Lexbe How to Solve the Challenges of Reviewing Large Email Sets
9/10/19 1:00 PM 9/10/19 2:00 PM ET Webinar   MER Smart Office 365 Strategies for Information Governance
9/10/19 2:00 PM 9/10/19 2:30 PM ET Podcast   ACEDS Musings with Marc & Mary: Part One
9/10/19 2:00 PM 9/10/19 2:30 PM ET Webinar   Redgrave The eDiscovery Playbook: Modernizing Your Litigation Response Plan
9/10/19 2:00 PM 9/10/19 3:00 PM CEST Webinar   ACC Digital Transformation and Technology Planning: An ACC Legal Operations Europe Virtual Roundtable
9/10/19 2:00 PM   ET Webinar   DATAVERSITY Getting Started with Data Stewardship
9/10/19 6:00 PM 9/10/19 8:00 PM CT Meeting Austin, TX ACEDS ACEDS Central Texas Chapter Networking Event
9/11/19 8:30 AM 9/11/19 6:00 PM ET Conference New York, NY The Cowen Group SOLID East, New York
9/11/19 11:00 AM 9/11/19 12:00 PM BST Webinar   ACEDS Leveraging Automation to Manage Cross-Border Legal Holds
9/11/19 11:00 AM 9/11/19 12:00 PM ET Webinar   Relativity What’s New in RelativityOne: Goatsbeard Release
9/11/19 11:00 AM   ET Webinar   Cellebrite Accessing the Inaccessible: Overcoming the Challenge of Encryption
9/11/19 12:00 PM 9/11/19 1:00 PM ET Webinar   ZyLAB A Practical Approach to Redaction
9/11/19 1:00 PM 9/11/19 2:00 PM ET Webinar   ACEDS Monthly Insights with George Socha and Mary Mack
9/11/19 1:00 PM 9/12/19 2:15 PM ET Webinar   Logikcull The California Consumer Privacy Act: Preparing for the CCPA
9/11/19 6:00 PM 9/11/19 8:00 PM CT Conference Madison, WI ARMA E-Discovery Panel with LPSCW & ARMA Madison
9/12/19 8:30 AM 9/13/19 2:30 PM CEST Conference Surrey, UK ALM Corporate Counsel Forum Europe
9/12/19 9:30 AM 9/12/19 3:00 PM ET Conference Columbus, OH ACEDS ACEDS Ohio Chapter: eDiscovery in Ohio – An Education Event for Litigators and Support Professionals
9/12/19 2:00 PM 9/12/19 3:00 PM ET Webinar   Unilytics Data Storytelling in Tableau
9/12/19 4:30 PM 9/12/19 6:30 PM CT Meeting Dallas, TX ACEDS ACEDS Dallas Chapter: Back to School – Lessons on the EDRM
9/15/19 9:00 AM 9/17/19 9:00 PM PT Conference Huntington Beach, CA Nuix Nuix User Exchange
9/16/19 10:00 AM 9/16/19 11:00 AM ET Webinar   Relativity What’s New in RelativityOne: Goatsbeard Release
9/16/19 1:00 PM 9/16/19 2:00 PM ET Webinar   Husch Blackwell CCPA Update: Learn What Bills Passed the California Legislature
9/17/19 8:00 AM 9/19/19 3:30 PM CT Conference Chicago, IL Zapproved PREX 2019:  Actionable Strategies for In-House Ediscovery
9/18/19 9/19/19 CEST Conference Munich, Germany IAPP IAPP Data Protection Intensive: Deutschland 2019
9/18/19 8:30 AM 9/19/19 1:00 PM ET Conference Montreal, Canada The Sedona Conference 2019 Midyear Meeting of Working Group 11
9/18/19 10:00 AM 9/18/19 12:00 PM ET Meeting Minneapolis, MN IAPP How Much PII is TMI? Designing for Privacy in a World of AI, IoT, and Big Data
9/18/19 11:30 AM 9/18/19 12:15 PM ET Webinar IAPP Concept Searching Digital Waste and Dumpster Diving – Driving Down the Costs
9/18/19 1:00 PM 9/18/19 2:00 PM ET Webinar   ACEDS A New Approach for a Faster Document Review Workflow
9/18/19 1:00 PM 9/18/19 2:15 PM ET Webinar   CloudNine Thinking Like a Millennial in eDiscovery
9/18/19 3:00 PM 9/18/19 4:00 PM ET Webinar   ZyLAB A Practical Approach to Redaction
9/19/19 8:00 AM 9/19/19 5:15 PM BST Conference London, UK The Masters Conference Disclosure Is Always Changing When It Comes To Privacy, Cybersecurity, And Artificial Intelligence.
9/19/19 8:30 AM 9/19/19 4:30 PM BST Conference London, UK Hogan Lovells All-Day Workshop: Privacy and Cybersecurity KnowledgeShare
9/19/19 9:00 AM 9/19/19 4:00 PM ET Conference New York, NY TetherView Cyber Security Summit 2019
9/19/19 11:30 AM 9/19/19 9:00 PM ET Conference Boston, MA ACEDS ACEDS New England Chapter: E-Discovery Education Day – Legal Technology Education & Sunset Cruise
9/19/19 2:00 PM 9/19/19 3:00 PM ET Webinar   ACC Preparing for the California Consumer Privacy Act: Lessons Learned So Far
9/19/19 2:00 PM   ET Webinar   DATAVERSITY Stay Non-Invasive in Your Data Governance Approach
9/19/19 6:00 PM 9/20/19 5:30 PM CT Conference Minneapolis, MN CLEF Complex Litigation E-Discovery Forum
9/23/19 9/25/25 PT Conference Las Vegas, NV IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. 2019
9/23/19 8:30 AM 9/24/19 12:45 PM CEST Conference Madrid, Spain ERA Investigating Web 2.0
9/24/19 9/25/19 CT Conference Houston, TX Today’s General Counsel The Exchange eDiscovery
9/24/19 1:00 PM 9/24/19 2:00 PM ET Webinar   ACEDS The State of E-Discovery 2019
9/24/19 2:00 PM 9/24/19 3:00 PM ET Webinar   ACC Driving Down the Cost of Ediscovery: a PREX Presentation
9/24/19 4:00 PM 9/24/19 5:00 PM BST Webinar   ACEDS How Automating eDisclosure with Audio, Video & Native Document Translations Saves Time and Money
9/25/19   CT Meeting Dallas, TX ACEDS *Save the Date* ACEDS Dallas Chapter Q3 Event
9/25/19 7:45 AM 9/26/19 3:30 PM ET Conference New York, NY ALM General Counsel Conference 2019
9/25/19 7:45 AM 9/26/19 3:30 PM ET Conference New York, NY Corporate Counsel General Counsel Conference 2019
9/25/19 11:00 AM   ET Webinar   Cellebrite Digital Data: Accessing the Latest iOS & Android Devices for Investigations
9/25/19 12:00 PM 9/25/19 1:00 PM ET Webinar   ILTA Debunking the Top Ten Myths of Document Review
9/25/19 1:00 PM   ET Webinar   XDD New Notifications: Updates on Social Media in eDiscovery
9/25/19 3:00 PM 9/25/19 4:00 PM ET Webinar   ZyLAB A Practical Approach to Redaction
9/26/2019 9/27/2019 ET Conference Washington, DC Duke Law Bolch Judicial Institute Developing GDPR Compliance Code and Implications for California Consumer Privacy Act Practices
9/26/19   ET Conference New York, NY Consero Corporate Litigation & Investigations Executive Roundtable
9/26/19 8:00 AM 9/26/18 5:00 PM CT Conference Houston, TX WiE WiE Houston: Legal Technology Showcase & Conference
9/26/19 8:30 AM   BST Meeting Birmingham, UK Ankura The Future of Litigation: Innovation and Affordability
9/26/19 2:00 PM 9/26/19 3:00 PM ET Webinar   ACC Emerging Trends and Hot Topics in eDiscovery
9/26/19 2:00 PM   ET Webinar   DATAVERSITY Self Service BI & Analytics: Architecting for Collaboration
9/26/19 5:30 PM 9/27/19 4:15 PM ET Conference Detroit, MI ACEDS 4th Annual ACEDS Detroit Symposium/Midwest eDiscovery Conference: “To eDiscovery and Beyond”
9/29/19 9/26/19 CT Conference Chicago, IL Today’s General Counsel The Exchange Compliance and Ethics
9/30/19 10/2/19 CT Conference San Antonio, TX Comexposium Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference
9/30/19 8:30 AM 10/1/19 12:15 PM CEST Conference Zagreb, Croatia ERA Computer Forensics in Legal Proceedings
10/2/19 8:00 AM 10/2/19 4:45 PM ET Conference New York, NY Bloomberg Law In-House Forum East
10/2/19 5:30 PM 10/2/19 9:00 PM BST Meeting London, UK ACEDS ACEDS UK Chapter: Disclosure Pilot – 10 Months in
10/3/19 1:00 PM 10/3/19 2:00 PM ET Webinar   Today’s General Counsel California’s New Privacy Law: Four Bet-The-Job Questions for GCs
10/3/19 1:00 PM 10/3/19 2:30 PM ET Webinar   Strafford E-Discovery and Spoliation Issues: Litigation Pitfalls, Duty to Preserve, and Clawback Agreements
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  • "Web Beacons/Pixels" - Some of our web pages and emails may also contain small electronic images known as web beacons, clear GIFs or single-pixel GIFs. These images are placed on a web page or email and typically work in conjunction with cookies to collect data. We use these images to identify our users and user behavior, such as counting the number of users who have visited a web page or acted upon one of our email digests.

JD Supra Cookies. We place our own cookies on your computer to track certain information about you while you are using our Website and Services. For example, we place a session cookie on your computer each time you visit our Website. We use these cookies to allow you to log-in to your subscriber account. In addition, through these cookies we are able to collect information about how you use the Website, including what browser you may be using, your IP address, and the URL address you came from upon visiting our Website and the URL you next visit (even if those URLs are not on our Website). We also utilize email web beacons to monitor whether our emails are being delivered and read. We also use these tools to help deliver reader analytics to our authors to give them insight into their readership and help them to improve their content, so that it is most useful for our users.

Analytics/Performance Cookies. JD Supra also uses the following analytic tools to help us analyze the performance of our Website and Services as well as how visitors use our Website and Services:

  • HubSpot - For more information about HubSpot cookies, please visit legal.hubspot.com/privacy-policy.
  • New Relic - For more information on New Relic cookies, please visit www.newrelic.com/privacy.
  • Google Analytics - For more information on Google Analytics cookies, visit www.google.com/policies. To opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. This will allow you to download and install a Google Analytics cookie-free web browser.

Facebook, Twitter and other Social Network Cookies. Our content pages allow you to share content appearing on our Website and Services to your social media accounts through the "Like," "Tweet," or similar buttons displayed on such pages. To accomplish this Service, we embed code that such third party social networks provide and that we do not control. These buttons know that you are logged in to your social network account and therefore such social networks could also know that you are viewing the JD Supra Website.

Controlling and Deleting Cookies

If you would like to change how a browser uses cookies, including blocking or deleting cookies from the JD Supra Website and Services you can do so by changing the settings in your web browser. To control cookies, most browsers allow you to either accept or reject all cookies, only accept certain types of cookies, or prompt you every time a site wishes to save a cookie. It's also easy to delete cookies that are already saved on your device by a browser.

The processes for controlling and deleting cookies vary depending on which browser you use. To find out how to do so with a particular browser, you can use your browser's "Help" function or alternatively, you can visit http://www.aboutcookies.org which explains, step-by-step, how to control and delete cookies in most browsers.

Updates to This Policy

We may update this cookie policy and our Privacy Policy from time-to-time, particularly as technology changes. You can always check this page for the latest version. We may also notify you of changes to our privacy policy by email.

Contacting JD Supra

If you have any questions about how we use cookies and other tracking technologies, please contact us at: privacy@jdsupra.com.

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