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Editor’s Note: Taken from Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) reports and data sets, the numbers represented in the following charts highlight metrics that may be useful for law firms, legal departments, and legal services providers seeking to understand the annual pulse rate of Hart-Scott-Rodino Act mandated merger transaction reviews and Second Requests. The charts may also be useful for considering the claims of eDiscovery providers regarding…
Editor’s Note: Access is the largest privately-held records and information management services provider worldwide, with operations across the United States, Canada, Central, and South America. It is not to be confused with AccessData, an industry-leading solutions company that focuses on forensics for investigation, litigation, and compliance. Press Announcement Access Announces Acquisition of Information Governance Solutions (IGS) and Virgo™ Records and Information Management Leader Further Strengthens Information Governance Solutions, Including Policy Control Software for Retention and…
Five Great Reads on Data Discovery and Legal Discovery is a subscription newsletter regularly highlighting at least five articles to inform and update legal and information technology professionals on the art and science of data discovery1 and legal discovery2. Click here to read the complete newsletter of the latest Five Great Reads Click here to subscribe to Five Great Reads Update Individuals and Organizations Highlighted in the February Edition include: Centre for Holocaust Education Department of Justice (US DOJ) e-Estonia…
FTC Announcement on January 31, 2020 HSR Threshold Adjustments and Reportability for 2020 When Congress passed the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, it created minimum dollar thresholds to limit the burden of premerger reporting. In 2000, it amended the HSR statute to require the annual adjustment of these thresholds based on the change in gross national product. As a result, reportability under the Act changes from year to year as the statutory thresholds adjust.…
Editor’s Note: As the operational landscape for legal discovery professionals expands beyond the traditional core eDiscovery tasks of collection, processing, and review, and moves from the trigger point of audits, investigations, and litigation to the creation of data at the endpoint, many law firms, corporations, and legal service providers are now heavily focused on addressing the increasing challenges and growing opportunities related to cybersecurity. Provided in this post is a compilation of informational article extracts…
Editor’s Note: Primarily addressed to legal practitioners with a working knowledge of international law, the Cyber Law Toolkit addresses a gap between academia and practice as far as international cyber law is concerned. Although there is a growing body of research in this area of international law, its outputs are often not easily adaptable to the needs of legal practitioners dealing with cyber incidents on a daily basis. The Toolkit attempts to bridge this gap…
Editor’s Note: This is the fourth Predictive Coding Technologies and Protocols Survey conducted by ComplexDiscovery. Initiated in the fall of 2018 and refreshed semi-annually, this iteration of the survey had 63 data and legal discovery professionals sharing their understanding and experience as part of the four question survey. Provided below are the results of the spring 2020 survey with the hope that the general, non-scientific survey results may help eDiscovery professionals as they consider predictive…
Press Announcement from United States Department of Justice Chinese Military Personnel Charged with Computer Fraud, Economic Espionage and Wire Fraud for Hacking into Credit Reporting Agency Equifax Indictment Alleges Four Members of China’s People’s Liberation Army Engaged in a Three-Month Long Campaign to Steal Sensitive Personal Information of Nearly 150 Million Americans A federal grand jury in Atlanta returned an indictment last week charging four members of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) with hacking…
Editor’s Note: ComplexDiscovery is an online publication that highlights data and legal discovery insight and intelligence ranging from original research to aggregated news for use by business, information technology, and legal professionals. The highly targeted publication seeks to increase the collective understanding of readers regarding data and legal discovery information and issues and to provide an objective resource for considering trends, technologies, and services related to electronically stored information. One key area of coverage by…
Press Announcement eDiscovery Provider HaystackID Announces Recapitalization for Strategic Growth Quad-C Management, a Leading Middle Market Private Equity Firm, Invests in Rapidly Growing eDiscovery Provider HaystackID, a specialized eDiscovery services firm that helps corporations and law firms find, listen to, and learn from data when they face complex, data-intensive investigations and litigation, today [February 3, 2020] announced the completion of a strategic recapitalization of the company by Quad-C Management, Inc. (“Quad-C”), a leading middle…