Press Announcement Congruity360, a leading data management provider, further grows its portfolio of data governance solutions to include an automated litigation hold platform with its latest acquisition of SaGo.ai Inc, developer of next-generation software solutions for smarter compliance and information governance. Hold360 (formerly Legal Hold), SaGo’s proprietary litigation hold solution, reduces timelines and cost associated with litigation hold workflows while reducing legal teams’ reliance on IT departments by way of a simple, user-friendly platform. A…
About a year ago I received an inquiry from a lawyer stating: I’m researching whether the defendant can file a motion for a protective order after my motion to compel was already granted—I’m’ trying to find a case that precludes the protective order motion as a matter of law—res judicata perhaps? This is a procedural issue and one that you need to be familiar with all the ins and outs of the Code of Civil…
Extract from an article by Song Ma, Assistant Professor of Finance at the Yale University School of Management Recent decades have witnessed non-financial firms’ forays into venture capital by creating Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) divisions. Specifically, firms create corporate-affiliated VC divisions to make systematic minority equity investments in innovative startups. CVC has become a common form of corporate investment adopted by hundreds of firms and has emerged as an important source of entrepreneurial capital. CVC’s…
The New York Times reported profiling in China based on “documents and interviews show that the authorities are also using a vast, secret system of advanced facial recognition technology to track and control the Uighurs, a largely Muslim minority. It is the first known example of a government intentionally using artificial intelligence for racial profiling, experts said.”  The April 14, 2019 article entitled “One Month, 500,000 Face Scans: How China Is Using A.I. to
Editor’s Note: This in-progress overview of three important business metric trajectories is provided as a precursor to the final results of the fourteenth quarterly eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey currently being conducted by ComplexDiscovery. Since January 2016, more than 1,268 individual responses to quarterly eDiscovery Business Confidence Surveys have been received from legal, business, and technology professionals across the eDiscovery ecosystem. The role makeup of responders in the fourteen surveys, to include those in this in-progress…
Darkreading.com reported big “cybersecurity challenges aren’t limited to large organizations. Small and medium-sized organizations are subject to the same vulnerabilities, exploits, and attacks that plague multi-national enterprises.”  The April 8, 2019 report entitled “8 Steps to More Effective Small Business Security” included these comments about #6 Don’t Take Backup/Recovery for Granted: Ransomware is a wonderful tool for stress-testing the effectiveness of a small organization’s backup and recovery processes. But it shouldn’t take a…
Extract from an article by Nicholas McQuire To stay relevant in today’s world of instant customer satisfaction and growing competition from tech-savvy upstarts, more and more established enterprises are fully embracing cloud technologies. Almost 60% of large organizations in our latest survey of IT decision-makers, for example, stated that migrating key applications and services to the cloud is their top IT priority in 2019. However, much of the discussion about cloud services remains focused on…
Picture your client telling you they were considering starting a litigation, but that they did not yet have all the facts needed for you to prepare a pleading.  Now add the wrinkle that the action would need to be forumed in a foreign country, one with discovery rules narrower than those in the United States, and then the kicker, that some of the relevant documents are held by third parties outside of the planned litigation…
Rule 1 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure calls upon courts and litigants to “secure the just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of every action and proceeding.” And so, it comes as no surprise that technology assisted review (“TAR”) is being widely embraced by the legal profession. What is TAR? TAR (also called predictive coding, computer assisted review, or supervised machine learning) is a document review process where humans work with software to train the…
Editor’s Note: The recent article, Seven Questions Lawyers Should Ask Vendors About Their AI Products, authored by Maura Grossman and Rees Morrison, provides a must-read overview of questions and considerations for lawyers to examine as they move from “asking about” artificial intelligence to “asking for it” as part of vendor products and services.  Seven Questions Lawyers Should Ask Vendors About Their AI Products An extract from an article by Maura Grossman and Rees Morrison…