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  It’s July and that can mean only one thing. Okay, besides the celebration of America’s independence, the baseball All Star game as well as hurricane season in New Orleans, it means ILTACON is just around the corner. ILTACON19 is being held this year from Aug 18th through the 22nd at the Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida. Four days of peace and music…no, wait, that was Woodstock. This is four days of…
  I’ve noted in several blog posts recently that much of my consulting practice involves asymmetrical cases where one side, typically corporate defendants, has the vast majority of discovery. And since my experience is not untypical, what we see in eDiscovery practice is a heavy focus in the eDiscovery world on defense strategy, both in actual practice and educational conferences. Often left out of the discussion is any concept of a strategy for the Plaintiff’s…
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…
After protracted negotiations Mr Z has today announced he will attend LegalTech New York City from 31 January to 2 February as a distinguished guest of EDT Software. There has been much interest in his black and white perspectives on e-discovery. Mr Z thinks e-discovery has become over-complicated. He thinks an end-to-end software platform will simplify by removing multi system silos and data movements. And, he believes flexible deployment options are needed – cloud,…