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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
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…
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…
Extract from an article by Daniel Felz Google-Style GDPR Fines for Everyone? Bavarian DPA Conducts Website Cookie Practices Sweep, Announces Fines under Consideration As has been widely reported, in late January the French privacy supervisor CNIL fined Google €50 million for privacy violations relating to targeted marketing using Android user data.  One of the core violations the CNIL found was that Google’s Android user interface did not obtain effective, GDPR-compliant consent to targeted marketing from…
Press Announcement Luminance, the leading artificial intelligence platform for the legal profession, has raised $10m from existing investors Invoke Capital, Talis Capital and Slaughter and May, valuing the company at $100m. The funds will be used to support Luminance’s recent product expansion and global growth, with the company now having four offerings, five global offices and over 70 employees since launching in 2016. Whether used for legal due diligence, compliance reviews or eDiscovery, Luminance’s technology…
Extract from an article by Jon Sadow Startups Don’t Need Product Managers Who Are Visionaries A visionary product manager might feel they have all the answers due to their specific background. Yet, in practice, how well a manager fills their knowledge gaps matters much more. Great product managers must surround themselves with, and embrace the knowledge of, people who have expertise in subject matter areas like designing, building, marketing, and distributing products. If product managers…