Short eDiscovery updates to 15 September 2012

This continues my new practice of summarising posts, mainly about eDiscovery, which have appeared on my Google Plus page recently. There are 26 of them in this summary, which points to a busy week (now two weeks ago) of announcements and stories. Google still can’t be bothered to show the full heading of these pages, or lack the competence to do so. They index well, however.

I omitted last time to break the summary after its introduction, and pushed off to the US leaving a long list at the top of the blog. My apologies to those who came in search of the next article of substance. That follows shortly.

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New Zealand Judge David Harvey on social media and the judiciary

I have mentioned before this excellent article by New Zealand Judge David Harvey which considers the issues surrounding traditional engagement with social media and particularly judicial blogging  with a comparative analysis of the rules and practice in different jurisdictions.

In case you missed it, I give a link to the copy of the article on NZLawyerOnline.

Published: 10 September 2012

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Millnet on the pending UK eDisclosure rules – A new order cometh

Needing to give some international judges a quick summary of the pending developments in UK rules relating to eDisclosure, case management and costs management, I found that the easiest way was to refer them to an article by Millnet’s Charles Holloway of 24 July.

It is called A new order cometh  and I have referred to it before. I see little point in writing my own summary when I can simply refer to Millnet’s.

Published: 10 September 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | Millnet

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ILTA 2012 technology roundup from Greg Buckles of eDiscovery Journal

My own five-part summary of ILTA 2012, held in Washington a couple weeks ago, is gradually being published.

It expressly does not include a summary of the technology which was on display there. One of the reasons for this was that I could be reasonably sure that eDiscovery Journal would do such a summary. The link below is to just such an article by eDJs Greg Buckles.

Published: 10 September 2012

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Wine and eDislosure evening in Manchester with Hobs Legal Docs and Symantec Clearwell

Hobs Legal Docs are hosting in partnership with Symantec Clearwell an evening of the finest wines – whilst learning about the latest advances in eDisclosure.

The seminar is to be held on 27th September at Great John St Hotel in Manchester. If you would like to join them please contact amanda.foster@hobslegaldocs.com

Published: 10 September 2012

G+ PostHobs Legal Docs | Symantec Clearwell

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Nuix webinar: Adding efficiency and intelligence to big data investigations – 12 September at 11am EST

This webinar has taken place. It is available on demand from the link below.

There is more to collecting data than – well, just collecting data. Apart from the time it takes, it involves a combination of technology, raw computing power and human intelligence to extract useful information and find links between disparate data sources.

This is the subject of a webinar to take place at 11am EST on 12 September 2012. The speakers are Jim Kent, managing director of Nuix Europe, Bob Lewis, Global Director – Cyber Forensics and Investigations, Barclays Bank and James Billingsley, Sales Engineer at Nuix.

Published: 11 September 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | Nuix

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Philip Favro of Symantec: How information governance can help solve cross-border data protection issues

I have recently recorded a couple of informal podcasts with Philip Favro, eDiscovery Counsel at Symantec.

Here is a link to an article by him on Inside Counsel which serves as a good introduction to the problems which cross-border data protection can bring to electronic discovery.

Published: 10 September 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | Symantec-Clearwell

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LawTech Europe Congress: a preview of Richard Susskind’s speech

I wrote recently about the newly established LawTech Europe Congress, taking place in Prague on 12 November.

Richard Susskind is the keynote speaker. The article to which I link gives us a preview of the warning he will give at that conference of a radically changing the legal world.

it will be a world of virtual courts, internet-based global legal businesses, online document production, commoditized service, legal process outsourcing, and web-based simulated practice. Legal markets will be liberalized, with new jobs for lawyers and new employers too.

Published: 10 September 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | LawTech Europe Congress

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ZyLAB appoints new General Manager for North America

ZyLAB www.ZyLAB.com has appointed Jasper Van de Luijtgaarden as General Manager for ZyLAB North America with immediate effect. His role is to oversee US-based sales, marketing and the Field operations departments.

Published: 10 September 2012

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New SFO director: we have some Bribery Act investigations in the pipeline

The excellent thebriberyact.com reports that David Green, the new director of the Serious Fraud Office, is making it clear that the absence of any public announcements does not mean that nothing is happening.

David Green is quoted as saying that investigations “have a tendency to sprawl. They need to be kept focused”. That implies, to me at least, that he feels that he has inherited an organisation which has lost sight of its real objective – the stemming of corruption – whilst keeping itself busy filling its files with superfluous material.

For the investigators, like those on the receiving end of Bribery Act or similar investigations, proportionality means “what really matters here”. That is as important a mantra for the enforcer (whose budget is not unlimited) as for the target.

Published: 10 September 2012

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Czech court says no to data retention rules

Here is an interesting little article drawing attention to the conflict between data retention and privacy rules and two principles which point in opposite directions – ideals of openness in discovery, and pressure on Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to retain data for long periods.

The article concerns a ruling of the Czech Constitutional Court. We can, I think, expect some interesting developments as these conflicts are played out in the many different jurisdictions of the EU.

Published: 10 September 2012

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Mobile phone extraction and collection from AccessData

As so often, Sean Doherty of Law Technology News gives us a  succinct report of technology developments relating to eDiscovery/eDisclosure.

A recent article describes AccessData’s new Mobile Phone Examiner (MPE and MPE+) focusing on the technology detail where my recent article What does your phone say about you? AccessData’s Mobile Phone Examiner Plus (MPE+) drew attention to the eDiscovery potential.

Published: 10 September 2012

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Guidance Software Webinar: Taking advantage of the new capabilities in EnCase Forensic V7 – 12 September

This live webinar, lasting only 30 minutes, is the fourth in a series which describes the new capabilities in Guidance Software’s EnCase Forensic V7. Subjects covered include:

* Perform integrated smartphone analysis and acquisition
* Get better results faster from your evidence processing
* Share the review workload using the new EnCase Review Package

The speaker is Steve Salinas, Senior Solutions Consultant, Guidance Software

The webinar took place on 12 September at 11am PDT, 2 pm EDT. The details, including links to the previous three parts of the series, can be found here.

Published: 10 September 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | Guidance Software

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Well-known eDiscovery providers at LawTech Europe Congress in Prague

The LawTech Europe Congress 2012, due to take place in Prague on 12 November, has attracted some of the biggest names in electronic discovery.  Many of those are also sponsors of the eDisclosure Information Project, including AccessDataGuidance SoftwareNuixRecommind and ZyLAB.

As I noted in a recent article, this conference is the first of its kind in central Europe. Speakers include Richard Susskind. Apart from the session content and interesting array of people to talk to, the  the opportunity to spend a weekend in Prague before a Monday conference is not to be missed.

Published: 13 September 2012

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The Orange Rag: Guest article from Recommind on APAC

Shaun Locke has recently joined Recommind as Regional manager for Australia and New Zealand. The Orange Rag has published his article summarising recent developments in the region. The article covers legal sector M&A, the  increase in senior CIO and CKO posts, Big Data, SharePoint and eDiscovery.

Published: 13 September 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | Recommind

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Eddie Sheehy of Nuix: getting rid of old data

A short article by Eddie Sheehy, CEO of Nuix, refers to the present rates of data growth within organisations and says “if you think it’s bad now, just wait a couple of years when all today’s new information becomes tomorrow’s legacy data”. Part of the solution, he says, lies in auto-classification technologies which “extend our ability to help computers make intelligent decisions about issues like data retention.”

The idea of tagging material as it is created is not new. The interesting developments, from Nuix amongst others, is auto-classification technologies which identify patterns and “text fingerprints”, enabling retention decisions to be made across old and new data based on characteristics of identified document types.

Published: 13 September 2012

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Guidance Software webinar on 26 September: Compliance Investigations – 5 pitfalls to avoid

Guidance Software is presenting a webinar on 26 September. Its main points are:

* How to avoid the biggest pitfalls of compliance investigation
* The characteristics of an effective investigative framework
* How technology can help mitigate the risks

The speakers are Andy Spruill, Senior Director of Risk Management at Guidance Software, and William Sutter, Director of Professional Development and Training at Guidance Software.

Published: 13 September 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | Guidance Software

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Symantec webinar: Clarity or confusion? The impact of new cases on the adoption of predictive coding technology

Matt Nelson is eDiscovery Counsel at Symantec. I have not yet read my review copy of his Predictive Coding for Dummies, but I do know, not least from a long conversation I had with him this week, that he is eloquent on the subject.

Matt will be discussing the adoption of predictive coding technology with L Shawn Cheadle, General Counsel, Military Space, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co on Wednesday 19 September at 11:00 am PT/2:00 pm ET. The moderator is Dean Gonsowski, eDiscovery Counsel and Director of Symantec’s Information Intelligence Group.

The scope of the webinar is described on the page to which I link, which also includes a registration form.

Published: 13 September 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | Symantec-Clearwell

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First Advantage opens Zürich office and data centre

First Advantage Litigation Consulting has opened an office in Zürich, Switzerland, offering forensics, eDiscovery services and managed review. FADV also provides processing and hosting services in a data centre in Zürich.

The collection , processing and review of data in Europe raises a number of issues on top of the usual eDiscovery concerns. Language, regional differences, and other practical matters arise along with the hurdles raised by privacy and data protection laws. Switzerland raises particular issues thanks to its blocking statutes.

The need for a local presence increases as US and EU governments and regulators take an increasingly tough line on corruption and on alleged breaches of regulations. First Advantage’s global clients increasingly need the ability to manage discovery within Swiss borders.

Published: 13 September 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | First Advantage

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Epiq Systems: When the regulator calls

This helpful paper from Epiq Systems results from a survey of more than 2,000 corporations in the UK, France, Germany and the US in the latter part of 2011.

It reviews some of the key legislation and regulation that businesses face, presents new survey data on the state of readiness of U.S. and European corporations, and discusses best practice measures that businesses are taking to improve their preparation for investigations.

Published: 13 September 2012

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H5 and Nuix combine for fast processing of complex data sets

What do you get when you reinforce H5’s technology-assisted review and eDiscovery services with the processing speeds available from Nuix?

The two companies have joined forces to provide the answer to this question – the press release is here.

Published: 13 September 2012

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The SFO’s main focus is not on hospitality

An article in the Daily Mail reports that the new SFO director, David Green, has moved to nail concerns about what was always an overblown element in Bribery Act advice.

The fears that buying a half-pint of ale for the procurement head at a prospective client would land both parties in prison was seized on by lawyers to add colour to the otherwise rather dreary narrative of the Bribery Act. The most ridiculous story I heard concerned a bowling club which allegedly banned the giving of tips to the groundsman in case it was felt that this might influence him up to – I don’t know what – roll one side of the pitch (or whatever the grass is called) better than the other.

Consistent with his aim of making the SFO focus on what is important, David Green has made it clear that routine hospitality is not his chief target.

Published: 13 September 2012

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Women in eDiscovery Discounts at the Masters Conference

Once again the Masters Conference has teamed up with Women in eDiscovery to offer special pricing and special educational sessions at its upcoming conference.

The Masters Conference takes place in Washington from 8-10 October. The always-informative Women Thought Leader Panel is on Tuesday at 3.00pm

The link below gives more information together with registration details.

Published: 14 September 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | Masters Conference

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Nuix webinar: A Case Study of Massive Proportions – Defensible Deletion – 22 September 2pm ET | 11am PT

I attended a Nuix panel session at Palm Beach earlier this year when Anthony Diana of Mayer Brown, Dan Regard of Intelligent Discovery Solutions and Stephen Stewart of Nuix described a defensible deletion exercise of massive proportions.

The same story is to be told in this webinar. Any one concerned with and about the cost of holding and managing very large document populations – and those who purport to advise them – should listen to this.

Published: 14 September 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | Nuix

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The AccessData Summation Roadshow reaches Chicago – 20 September

AccessData will be showing both the revamped Summation litigation tool and their MPE+ Mobile Phone Examiner Plus 5.0 in Chicago on 20 September. The details are below.

Published: 14 September 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | AccessData

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Guidance Software webinar: E-Discovery Gone Wrong: An Examination of Errors – 25 September at 2.00pm EDT

Chad McManamy, a member of Guidance Software’s Associate General Counsel team specialising in e-discovery is presenting a webinar on 25 September called E-Discovery Gone Wrong: An Examination of Errors. It will cover:

Recent rulings which highlight e-discovery process mis-steps

The practice of self-collection in legal hold

Guidelines for those considering executing their own electronic-document searches and collections

The registration page is below.

Published: 14 September 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | Guidance Software

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Linda Hood joins iCONECT as Vice President of Business Development

iCONECT, whose Xera eDiscovery Review Platform was attracting much attention at ILTA, has recruited Linda Hood as its new Vice President of Business Development. The role includes directing all worldwide business development, client management and partner retention initiatives to expand market share, revenues and profits.

Published: 14 September 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | iCONECT

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About Chris Dale

I have been an English solicitor since 1980. I run the e-Disclosure Information Project which collects and comments on information about electronic disclosure / eDiscovery and related subjects in the UK, the US, AsiaPac and elsewhere
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