In a much-anticipated decision that attracted the attention of several amici, the Washington Supreme Court reversed a lower court’s ruling and held that the attorney–client privilege protects communications between a corporate healthcare provider’s attorney and its non-employee physician–agents. In doing so, the court adopted the functional-equivalent doctrine and, in a The post Major Decision: Washington Sup. Ct. Upholds Privilege for Corporate Healthcare Providers and Their Physician–Agents appeared first on Presnell on Privileges.…
Editor’s Note: The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the U.S. Department of Commerce, is a partnership between government, academia, and the private sector focused on cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development.  Located in the Information Technology Laboratory  at NIST, the NICE Program Office operates under the Applied Cybersecurity Division, positioning the program to support the country’s ability to address current and…
HOUSTON, TX and BOULDER, CO, November 30, 2020 – eDiscovery Today, the only daily blog for electronic discovery, cybersecurity and data privacy trends, best practices and case law, is pleased to announce an Affinity Partnership with eDiscovery Assistant, the only eDiscovery case law database and resource center for attorneys and legal professionals. The post eDiscovery Today and eDiscovery Assistant Announce Affinity Partnership appeared first on eDiscovery Today by Doug Austin.…
Editor’s Note: Data governance refers to a set of rules and means to use data, for example through sharing mechanisms, agreements, and technical standards. It implies structures and processes to share data in a secure manner, including through trusted third parties. Recently the European Commission published a proposed Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on Data Governance (Data Governance Act). The proposal aims to foster the availability of data for use by…
The MIT Sloan Management Review reported that “Since 2014, when our article “The Nine Elements of Digital Transformation” appeared in these pages, executive awareness of the powerful and ever-evolving ways in which digital technology can create competitive advantage has become pervasive.”  The November 19, 2020 article entitled “The New Elements of Digital Transformation” included these comments: Digital mastery is more important than ever because the risks of falling behind are increasing. In 10…
This fall, the team at Hanzo and the Association of E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) conducted a benchmark survey to learn how organizations were addressing what we broadly refer to as “collaboration data”—chat-based discussions and associated shared documents from platforms like Slack, Microsoft Teams, Google Chat, and more. We collected responses from a cross-section of different sizes and types of organizations, about half of which manage 10 or more ediscovery matters per month. Of the respondents, the…
Craig Ball puts his pants on one leg at a time. But, when he does, he produces excellent eDiscovery best practice blog posts! As illustrated by his latest post on his excellent Ball in Your Court blog about pictures and metadata. 😉 The post I Gotta Fevah! – For Some Forensic Analysis of Picture Metadata: eDiscovery Best Practices appeared first on eDiscovery Today by Doug Austin.…
2020 has undoubtedly been a truly challenging year. The pandemic has touched everyone’s life and tested our collective resolve. While we here at Hanzo miss in-person meetings with clients and colleagues, we realize that there is still much for which to be thankful.…
Data collection is not a departmental island — in fact, it’s crucial that key departments, including IT, legal, and compliance, work together to get the job done right. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done, and teams can often find themselves disjointed and unorganized when it comes to eDiscovery. As the need to easily find the right data across multiple SaaS applications continues to grow, bringing on the right eDiscovery tool can get to the…