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Editor’s Note: During the last month the task of legal document review has been magnified in eDiscovery circles by the geographical restrictions and social distancing requirements driven by the unfortunate outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This magnification of the task of review has led to a proliferation of announcements regarding the availability of secure remote review services. These announcements, ranging from reminders of previously released offerings to the introduction of new services, validate…
A Draft Report by Kevin Stine (NIST), Stephen Quinn (NIST), Gregory Witte (Huntington Ingalls Industries), Karen Scarfone (Scarfone Cybersecurity), and Robert Gardner (New World Technology Partners) Integrating Cybersecurity and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Announcement All enterprises should ensure cybersecurity risk gets the appropriate attention within their enterprise risk management (ERM) programs, which address all types of risk. Individual organizations within an enterprise can improve the cybersecurity risk information they provide as inputs to their enterprise’s…
eDiscovery Mergers, Acquisitions, and Investments in Q1 2020 Since beginning to track the number of publicly highlighted merger, acquisition, and investment (M&A+I) events in the eDiscovery ecosystem, ComplexDiscovery has recorded 419 M&A+I events between November 2001 and today. While not all-inclusive due to the fact that M&A+I events are not always publicly disclosed and some announcements are intent-based and not the actual completion of an event, the abridged listing of M&A+I events maintained by ComplexDiscovery…
Within the last couple of weeks, there have been multiple press releases by competing eDiscovery providers on their introduction of remote collection and review capabilities. The announcements themselves are noble in effort and highlight (and validate) the value, importance, and necessity of remote eDiscovery capabilities. Nevertheless, the announcements may fall short of intended results when one considers that while organizations may be able to scale their technologies and remote capabilities immediately, they cannot scale their…
Editor’s Note: Taken from Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) press releases related to the developing COVID-19 pandemic, the following two announcements may be beneficial for eDiscovery providers as they support Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act mandated transaction reviews and Second Requests. Press Announcement – DOJ Justice Department Announces Antitrust Civil Process Changes for Pendency of COVID-19 Event Process Changes Will Ensure that the Department Can Carry Out Its…
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 March Edition include: Andrew Heinzman Cali Williams Yost European Commission Federal Trade Commission…
Press Announcement OpenText Buys XMedius OpenText™ (NASDAQ: OTEX) (TSX: OTEX),“The Information Company,” today [March 9, 2010] announced that it has acquired XMedius, a provider of secure information exchange and unified communication solutions. XMedius brings decades of experience and patented technologies to transform secure and collaborative communication, enabling organizations to move more workloads to the cloud and unlock the information advantage. “With more than 50,000 installations worldwide, the acquisition of XMedius further strengthens OpenText’s leadership in…
Editor’s Note: From time to time ComplexDiscovery highlights publicly available educational content for readers of its blog. While ComplexDiscovery highlights this content, it does not assume any responsibility for content assertions or educational requirement tracking (e.g. continuing legal education tracking). To submit recommendations for inclusion in ComplexDiscovery’s educational content, click here. A Legal Education Presentation prepared and presented by HaystackID. Register Now via the BrightTALK Network About HaystackID  HaystackID is a specialized eDiscovery services firm that…
Editor’s Note: While written through the lens of a digital government architecture, the vision, concepts, and proposals in this paper may also be useful for data discovery and legal discovery professionals as they consider plans, projects, and programs relating to the design, development, and deployment of software and services that meet the whole range of eDiscovery user needs. A Vision Paper by Kristo Vaher, Government Chief Technology Officer for the Republic of Estonia Next-Generation Digital…
Given the recent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) challenges and restrictions, the following working list of eDiscovery-related events and conferences along with known scheduling status for listed events might be of benefit for data discovery and legal discovery professionals and organizations planning on sponsoring, supporting, or attending listed events. This listing is not all-inclusive and given the rapidly changing status of events, may not contain the latest status information. However, it may provide a solid starting…