Editor’s Note: Russia is preparing a nation-wide experiment where the whole country temporarily disconnects from the global internet to see if the country can rely on Runet alone. The following three article extracts share information, insight, and possible implications of this intriguing proof of concept to demonstrate Russian independence from the internet. Russia is Preparing to Disconnect the Entire Country from the Internet Extract from an article by Peter Dockrill (Science Alert) In a sensational test…
Press Announcement Extract 264 Federal Judges Surveyed Giving New Insight on Attorneys Roles in Litigation and E-Discovery Issues New report from Exterro and EDRM/Duke Law advises attorneys to be more proactive when tackling e-discovery issues. Exterro® Inc., the preferred provider of software specifically designed for in-house legal and IT teams at Global 2000 and AmLaw 200 organizations, along with EDRM/Duke Law today [February 12, 2019] released the 5th Annual Federal Judges Survey of Industry Trends, Practices, and
This is the 4th and final blog in a multi-part blog discussing various critical requirements that can serve as the road map to allow a lawyer to fulfill his/her duty of technological competence. [Click here to read Part 1, here to read Part 2, and here to read Part 3]. You have assessed the discovery needs of your matter, implemented appropriate preservation mechanisms to prevent spoliation concerns, and studied your client’s electronic information systems and…
Extract from an article by Jason Priebe and John Tomaszewski (Seyfarth Shaw) The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018: What Businesses Need to Know Now Effective January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) applies to businesses collecting, selling, or disclosing personal information in California. In sum, its intended purpose is to require impacted businesses to provide enhanced transparency and to give consumers the right to control their personal information. Specifically, its goal is to…
McKinsey posted a podcast started with a question about whether we should worry about AI ethics and got this response “We are right to worry about the ethical implications of AI. Equally, I think we need to celebrate some of the benefits of AI. The high-level question is, “How do we get the balance right between those benefits and the risks that go along with them?””  The January 2019 podcast is entitled “The McKinsey
California, home to more than 40 million people and the 5th largest economy in the world, has passed the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), its omnibus consumer privacy law. The law creates sweeping new requirements concerning the collection, maintenance, and tracking of information for both employees or customers who are residents of California. Many aspects of the implementation and enforcement are still being finalized by the California Attorney General. However, companies with employees or customers…
Press Announcement XDD Acquires QUiVX eDiscovery to Further Expand Services on West Coast Xact Data Discovery (XDD), a leading international provider of eDiscovery, data management and managed review services for law firms and corporations, announces [February 11, 2019] the acquisition of QUiVX’s forensics, review and eDiscovery services. QUiVX, an agile eDiscovery company based in northern California, will continue to operate its paper discovery business under the QUiVX brand. Bob Polus, XDD President and CEO states, “As…
Press Announcement (November 15, 2018) In global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright’s 2018 Litigation Trends Annual Survey, corporate counsel respondents stated a decrease in the number of lawsuits commenced against their companies over the last year, but they faced more regulatory proceedings and arbitrations in navigating increased cyber risk, data protection and tax issues. The survey also found that the growing international nature of many business operations has caused a spike in conflicts related to…
Press Announcement Corporations, law firms, and others will advance information governance, regulatory and privacy compliance including GDPR and HIPAA and electronic discovery with Infinnium solutions. Infinnium   LLC, a software company that develops solutions to improve information management and business decision-making through effective use of the latest artificial intelligence technology, announces [February 11, 2019] its official launch today. Infinnium aims to redefine the way organizations interact with data to generate actionable intelligence, improving information management,…
Extract from Technology Assisted Review TAR Guidelines Shared Under Creative Commons License via EDRM (EDRM.net) Technology Assisted Review (TAR) is useful for many tasks within the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM), with one of its central applications being its use in determining the relevancy of documents in the review stage of eDiscovery in support of document production obligations. Highlighted in the recently published EDRM/Duke Technology Assisted Review Guidelines, a defensible TAR workflow for supporting relevant and…