Bitcoinnews.com reported that a US$200,000 “…deposit is required to take part, with bidders needing to register their interest in the sealed bid auction by 31 October. The official bid for the bitcoins will take place on 5 November.”  The October 19, 2018 report entitled “Us Department of Justice to Auction off 660 Bitcoins” included a link to the US Marshall’s notice “FOR SALE Approximately 660 bitcoins” from “forfeited in various federal criminal,…
Seyfarth eDiscovery Partners Scott Carlson and Jay Carle were recently interviewed by Mary Rechtoris of Relativity regarding “Doing Discovery Right: How Seyfarth Shaw Tackles eDiscovery.”  They discuss the Group’s formation, along with the growing importance of eDiscovery attorneys as technology changes both for clients, and in the eDiscovery space. View the full post on Relativity’s Blog here!
Computerworld reported that “After launching a proof of concept earlier this year, IBM and Maersk have unveiled TradeLens, the production version of an electronic ledger for tracking global shipments; the companies say they have 94 participants piloting the system, including more than 20 port and terminal operators.” The August 17, 2018 report entitled “IBM, Maersk launch blockchain-based shipping platform with 94 early adopters” included the comments by IBM and Maersk “This data…
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a “complaint unsealed yesterday alleges that Blockvest falsely claimed its ICO and its affiliates received regulatory approval from various agencies, including the SEC.” The October 11, 2018 press release entitled “SEC Stops Fraudulent ICO That Falsely Claimed SEC Approval” included these statements: According to the SEC’s complaint, Blockvest and Ringgold, who also goes by the name Rasool Abdul Rahim El, were using the SEC seal without…
It has become apparent that lawyers must keep informed of changes in the law, including the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology.  And, relevant technology is not limited to electronic dockets (i.e., NYSCEF, and ECF) and preserving text messages a client sends about his/her representation.  Rather, relevant technology includes today’s world of social media including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snap Chat to name a few.  Today’s blog is intended to highlight a few of…
Legaltechnews reported about the French’s Commission Nationale de l’informatique et des Libertés (CNIL) guidance on Blockchain regarding the “right to be forgotten” since “…private blockchains can be managed and controlled, public blockchains are a free-for-all that will likely pose an ongoing challenge for CNIL and other EU regulators.”  The October 5, 2018 report entitled “France’s Regulatory Guidance on GDPR, Blockchain Leaves More Questions Than Answers” about the September 2018 Blockchain report including these…
Across the legal landscape, lawyers search for documents for many different reasons. TAR 1.0 systems were primarily used to classify large numbers of documents when lawyers were reviewing documents for production. But how can you use TAR for even more document review tasks? Modern TAR technologies (TAR 2.0 based on the continuous active learning—or CAL—protocol) include the ability to deal with low richness, rolling and small collections, and flexible inputs in addition to vast improvements…
Bloomberg News reported that “The attack by Chinese spies reached almost 30 U.S. companies, including Amazon and Apple, by compromising America’s technology supply chain…”. The report entitled “The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies” and included these details: In 2015, Amazon.com Inc. began quietly evaluating a startup called Elemental Technologies, a potential acquisition to help with a major expansion of its streaming video service, known today as Amazon Prime…
The Washington Post reported that the new California Net Neutrality law “prohibits carriers from demanding special new fees from websites, and it bars Internet providers from selectively exempting their preferred apps from customer data caps.” The October 1, 2018 article entitled “The battle lines are already taking shape in California’s legal fight with DOJ over net neutrality” included these comments given the FCC roll back of the Net Neutrality in 2017: The Justice…
In the aftermath of studies showing that continuous active learning (CAL) is more effective than the first-generation technology assisted review (TAR 1.0) protocols, it seems like every e-discovery vendor is jumping on the bandwagon. At the least it feels like every e-discovery vendor claims to use CAL or somehow incorporate it into its TAR protocols. Despite these claims, there remains a wide chasm between the TAR protocols available on the market today. As a TAR…