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Data Privacy and Security is now part of every organisation’s compliance requirements.  The requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) impose rigorous obligations and compliance is required if those organisations have an establishment in the EU, if they offer goods and services in the EU, or if they monitor the behaviour of individuals in the EU.  If an organisation fails to meet requirements, the consequences can be costly, not only in monetary terms, but also…
EDT Breaks Out of the Echo Chamber with Think Tank Meeting before LEGALWEEK NYC Conference Commentators have bemoaned the fact that legal technology conferences are becoming mostly about solutions for and discussions between the world’s largest law firms and corporations. Bob Ambrogi made that point in his column in Above the Law: Legal Tech For The Legal Elite: Observations Of Two Conferences but added in an additional point. Bob noted a tweet from Jeffrey Carr, General…
On December 4th, 2018 – eDiscovery Day – Jo Sherman and Tom O’Connor spoke on a webinar entitled “What’s Wrong with eDiscovery Today?” We didn’t want this to be another discussion of how TAR or analytics aren’t being used effectively but, rather, a look at the failed promises of technology as well as the human failures of eDiscovery.  Both Jo and Tom felt strongly that the overall problem was indeed human, due to the way professionals approach…
In a recent blog post (you can read it in full here), Craig Ball opined that the recent rush to use AI and predictive coding at the review stage of an eDiscovery project has led to a situation where effective collection and early data assessment are being overlooked. Craig said that “Lawyers must fight for quality before review. Sure, review is the part of eDiscovery most lawyers see and understand, so the part many…
In a recent blog post (you can read it in full here), Craig Ball opined that the recent rush to use AI and predictive coding at the review stage of an eDiscovery project has led to a situation where effective collection and early data assessment are being overlooked. Craig said that “Lawyers must fight for quality before review. Sure, review is the part of eDiscovery most lawyers see and understand, so the part many…
If you think the looming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is just a European anomaly that won’t have much impact ‘across the pond’, think again. In the wake of the Facebook, Cambridge Analytica breach, the GDPR will trigger an overarching privacy framework that increases territorial scope of European data protections including a stronger “right to be forgotten” and stringent consent requirements. It will have broad international ramifications and, it will impact traditional litigation practices in…
The keyword hammer is not the only tool in a litigator’s e-discovery toolbox. Nor is the Predictive Coding power-saw suited to every case. What is always needed is investigative analysis, supported by the right technology to uncover a compelling narrative; a story that will win the day for your client. *** A new, massive litigation project hits the desk. Of course, time is of the essence. Litigation hold notices are issued and a considerable amount…
Ok people, it’s 2017. So, here’s an audacious proposition to herald in a new era; a small but potentially significant change to our industry nomenclature. The e-discovery sector is mature. Very mature. In the early days, the notion that original evidence could be found in electronic form was novel and challenging. It required detailed explanation, different thinking and new processes. A new industry was born and a new term ‘e-discovery’ was created to describe it. However fifteen…
Since we chose Mr Z as our new corporate mascot we have been asked a predictable question on more than a few occasions; Why a zebra? Well, first and foremost we chose the zebra because we like him. We really like him. And, we are going to be seeing a lot of him at EDT so that’s important! Seriously though, we actually chose the zebra because he symbolizes clarity, adaptability, differentiation and black and white simplicity. These are fundamental design tenets…
We were so delighted to see our client David Lapresi, e-discovery and Litigation Support Manager at Phillips Lytle LLP post this to LinkedIn today. “I want to thank LinkedIn for getting me connected to EDT. EDT helps me provide on-demand and quality work product requested on a daily basis. Yesterday, I was asked to load several gig of documents so they could be produced by end of day. At the same time, I loaded over…