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The universe of electronically stored information (ESI) is expanding like, well, the Universe. This presents a challenge to legal firms, companies, and ediscovery practitioners with respect to ESI management and preservation. Just consider the breadth of ESI that needs to be considered in a law firm’s preservation letter demand. While a preservation demand of the 1990s might have included computer hard drives, floppy discs, telephone answering machine messages, and emails, the gamut of today’s ESI…
While the Worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has certainly put a damper on U.S. economic activity, some folks in the legal profession are going to profit from it. After all, litigators gotta litigate and the viral contagion has opened up numerous avenues upon which to lodge a legal complaint in search of recompense. In fact, as of July 30, 3,901 COVDI-19-related lawsuits have been filed in state and federal courts. Not only do up to 3,901 litigating…
Last year at the Harvard Legal Technology Symposium, renowned ediscovery expert David Horrigan recounted a slightly disturbing discovery tale. Back in the good ‘ol paper-based discovery days, boxes of documents arrived for discovery with the assigned associates and paralegals eager to delve in. Unfortunately, the boxes were filled with venomous brown recluse spiders, meaning several staff ended up being carried off on stretchers.  While there may be little risk of literal bugs impacting discovery…
While cloud technology is a godsend to consumers everywhere, cloud technology can significantly complicate the process of ediscovery. Because a party to litigation is no longer in sole custody and control of their data, they may be unaware of where in the world their data is located, how to access it, or even who to ask for access. eDiscovery in the cloud can feel like searching for needles in haystacks when the haystacks are half…
China’s ‘Belt-and-Road Initiative’ is a comprehensive infrastructure plan of the Chinese Government, designed to shore up its international trading routes. While developing that plan, China has also constructed the Civil Code of the People’s Republic of China (‘Civil Code’) to consolidate its disparate civil law in a comprehensive code for the first time: An ‘electronic belt-and-road’, if you will.  This new law is the most extensive single piece of  law in modern Chinese history, consisting…
One of the major questions with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) was always going to be how it would deal with cross-border data transfers: Transferring personal data from the EU to other countries. A decision last month from Europe’s highest court, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice, Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland and Maximillian Schrems (known colloquially as ‘Schrems II’), has ripped up the EU-US Privacy Shield: This…
If you were, or are, an ediscovery practitioner involved with legal issues, you likely ponder about ediscovery implications of particular cases. For example, how about any ediscovery implications involved with United States v. A&L Mayer Associates, Inc. (Cr. 96-232)? Talk about some scintillating ediscovery reading! Sure thing, if you’re interested in Tampico fiber (whatever the heck that is) and/or efforts to fix prices of Tampico fiber imported for sale into the U.S. Anyway, that…
Data breaches tend to get plenty of press, such as last year’s hack of Capital One that stole the data of more than 106 million people who had applied for credit with the company, or—more salaciously—the 2015 data breach of extramarital affairs dating site Ashley Madison. And perhaps they’ve become so commonplace that the press is starting to give them less play and/or 2020 is just so packed with news that cybercrime has dropped a…
The potential and capabilities of ediscovery software have been greatly enhanced by ediscovery AI. AI in ediscovery has improved the speed, accuracy, and reach of ediscovery efforts while decreasing the cost associated with complex litigation. At Now Discovery, our Lumix platform makes the most of these advancements while maintaining the affordability and user-friendliness we’re known for across the industry. What is eDiscovery? eDiscovery means “electronic discovery.” It refers simply to the identification, collection, and production…
Have you heard the one about how Toy Story 2 was accidentally deleted before release, and almost lost for good?  Only by pure miracle was the film saved. In this blog post, I look at:  -What happened;  -Some of the data protection rules (including personal data laws and discovery rules) that require protection of data and files;  -How to ensure that your disaster recovery policies and procedures line-up with legal obligations.  What Happened?  The year…