Author Archives: Chris Dale

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

Going to ILTACON? For the first time in 10 years, I won’t see you there

Tom O’Connor has been working in eDiscovery since before eDiscovery became a thing. He has written two articles this week, both eloquent and both sad in tone. One was about the late Browning Marean who, four years after his death, … Continue reading

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Positions available at Relativity in support of its international expansion

While I have no plans to become a general advertising board for eDiscovery recruitment, I do think it helpful from time to time to show what types of positions are available, whether for those already involved in eDiscovery or for … Continue reading

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Commonwealth Legal is now Ricoh eDiscovery

Long-established Canadian eDiscovery provider Commonwealth Legal was acquired by Ricoh Canada in June 2014. The Commonwealth Legal brand has been maintained in the four years since then, with the company expanding and diversifying with Ricoh’s support. Now Commonwealth Legal has … Continue reading

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Getting ready for the fifth Nuix User Exchange at Huntington Beach

The fifth annual Nuix User Exchange takes place at Huntington Beach, California, from 16 to 18 September. I will be there, as usual, and will be previewing some of the sessions which catch my eye as the agenda nears completion. … Continue reading

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Brexit, Y2K and the GDPR – the hit and miss of parallels between them

Expertise is out of fashion at the moment, drowned out by charlatans, shysters and the volubly ignorant. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Brexit afford ample opportunity for all of them. It is perhaps no coincidence that nuisance telephone … Continue reading

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The portability of eDiscovery skills – from lawyer to regulator via a career in technology

The career of my friend Patrick Burke illustrates the range of opportunities open to those with legal and technology skills. One of the themes which recurs as I speak and write about eDiscovery and its related disciplines is that skills … Continue reading

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Brainspace integrates with RelativityOne

Cyxtera’s augmented intelligence platform, Brainspace, is now fully compatible with RelativityOne, the cloud version of Relativity’s widely-used eDiscovery platform. Brainspace uses analytics and visualisations to help users make faster and more informed data decisions. Integrating Brainspace with RelativityOne brings the … Continue reading

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Not just fines – GDPR data breach damages and reputational hits (not that the Home Office cares about its reputation)

Before the General Data Protection Regulation took effect, much of the commentary focused on the level of fines which might be levied for GDPR breaches. That there are other implications of GDPR breaches appears from an interesting article by Cordery … Continue reading

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Disclosure: CPRC approval of pilot scheme for Business and Property Courts – the drafts

The Courts and Tribunals Judiciary website, has published the documents relating to the pilot scheme for disclosure, initially in the Business and Property Courts of England and Wales. The documents are those approved by the Civil Procedure Rule Committee and comprise … Continue reading

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How to use Continuous Active Learning for disclosure – a UK user view

Ed Spencer is a Senior Associate at Taylor Wessing. It was his affidavit which provided much of the technical information used by Master Matthews in giving his blessing to the solution agreed between the parties in Pyrrho. Ed Spencer and … Continue reading

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Consilio: what do eDiscovery experts actually do?

The merger between Consilio and Advanced Discovery is now completed (see announcement here) and the combined company is now the second largest provider of information governance, risk management, eDiscovery, and document and contract review services in the world. One of … Continue reading

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Ricoh and ACEDS webinar on 7 August: School’s out – let’s stay connected – the Internet of Things

David Greetham is VP, eDiscovery Sales and Operations at Ricoh USA, Inc. Ricoh is a supporter of ACEDS (Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists), who are running a series of webinars throughout the summer. David Greetham is the presenter of one … Continue reading

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Nuix webinar on 23 July: evolving intelligence-driven digital investigations

Nuix is presenting a webinar on 23 July with the title Scaling for the future: evolving your intelligent-driven digital investigations. The presenter is Stuart Clarke, Global Head of Security and Intelligence. The theme is that there is ever more data … Continue reading

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Free 30 day trial of Quin-C from AccessData

Earlier this year, AccessData launched Quin-C, its new solution for data access, processing, and analysis, designed to enable investigators of every skill level to conduct more accurate and advanced investigations in shorter timescales. One of its strengths is its ability … Continue reading

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Consilio recorded webinar: investigation and litigation in China – eDiscovery challenges

Cross-border discovery, and collection in foreign jurisdictions is rarely easy. Those who think it is difficult to collect data in the EU, where privacy restraints conflict with US discovery requirements, may care to think how much harder it is to … Continue reading

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Interview: Sarah Brown of Epiq on the components of a successful eDiscovery plan

Sarah Brown is Senior Manager, Communications, at Epiq. I interviewed her at Legaltech in New York about the importance of communication in formulating and executing a discovery plan. Sarah Brown said that communication is an under-appreciated component of an eDiscovery … Continue reading

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Topics of interest at UK and EU eDiscovery / eDisclosure events so far in 2018

As the world pushes off for the summer, it is perhaps worth summarising the subjects which have proved of interest to those attending eDiscovery events so far this year. The attention in this article is on those I have attended, … Continue reading

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Approval of technology-assisted review in courts around the world

At Ricoh’s Technology in Practice in Toronto last November, I moderated a panel called TAR Trends around the World. The panellists were US Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck (now retired from the bench and a Senior Counsel at DLA Piper), Maura … Continue reading

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Craig Earnshaw of FTI on the role of a technology consulting practice

Part of what I try to do is to encourage new entrants into a business which continues to expand both in importance and in global revenue, offering opportunities to people with a range of qualifications, skills and attitudes. I was … Continue reading

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The Sedona Conference Primer on Social Media – Second Edition

Working Group 1 of The Sedona Conference has published the public comment version of the Sedona Conference Primer on Social Media, Second Edition. The first edition was published in 2012, setting out a practical approach for addressing the corporate use … Continue reading

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Interview: Keith Conley of Epiq on Epiq’s growing global reach and technology investment

Keith Conley is President and Chief Operating Officer at Epiq. I interviewed him at Legaltech in New York in February, asking him about Epiq’s recent and planned expansion a year after the merger with DTI which made Epiq the biggest … Continue reading

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Nigel Murray’s daughter boxes to beat up cancer

As his many friends know, British eDisclosure pioneer Nigel Murray has brain cancer. His daughter Sophie steps into a boxing ring tomorrow, 7 July, to raise money for Cancer Research UK. I invite you to sponsor her distinctly brave method … Continue reading

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Interview: Glenn Barden of FTI on the benefits of FTI’s partnership with Relativity

At Relativity Fest in London, I interviewed Glenn Barden of FTI in the UK about FTI’s adoption of Relativity in London. The post-event party was underway by the time of our interview which explains the background noise. Glenn Barden said … Continue reading

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Interview: Amanda Fennell, Chief Security Officer at Relativity

At Relativity Fest in London, I spoke to Amanda Fennell, Chief Security Officer at Relativity. I started by asking her what her role encompasses. Amanda Fennell said that the Chief Security Officer role at Relativity differs from most Chief Information … Continue reading

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Interview: Anthony Di Bello of OpenText on the positive effects of the GDPR on corporate IG

Anthony Di Bello is Senior Director, Market Development, at OpenText. I knew him at Guidance Software before that, and OpenText’s acquisition of Guidance Software is the first topic covered in this interview, recorded at Legaltech in New York in February … Continue reading

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Vince Neicho of Integreon on law firm investments in a captive or low cost centre

As I have written before, Vince Neicho has taken his many years of experience running litigation support at Allen & Overy into Integreon where he is VP – Legal Services. Vince Neicho has written an article on the Integreon blog … Continue reading

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Interview: David Greetham of Ricoh – a London data centre and an active learning case study

David Greetham is Vice President of eDiscovery Sales and Operations at Ricoh Legal in the US. I caught up with him at Relativity Fest in London and asked him about Ricoh’s plans for discovery and related subjects beyond North America. … Continue reading

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Interview: Cliff Dutton of Epiq on innovation and disruption in eDiscovery

Cliff Dutton is Chief Innovation Officer at Epiq. I took part in a US panel discussion with him years ago and was glad to catch up with him at Legaltech in New York in February. The word “innovation” is used … Continue reading

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OpenText webinar on 26 June: Prevent GDPR breaches with 360° security for every endpoint

OpenText is giving a webinar on Tuesday 26 June at 15:00 BST with the title Prevent GDPR breaches  with 360° security for every endpoint. Its theme is that data security does not stop at the perimeter and that compliance, privacy … Continue reading

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Nuix webinar today, 25 June: Always on GDPR – the visibility to act like the pros

Nuix is presenting a webinar this afternoon, at 3.00pm BST on 25th of June (that is, this afternoon) with the title Always on GDPR – the visibility to act like the pros. It is given by Brian Tuemmler and Jack … Continue reading

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Growing awareness of the importance of social media in civil and criminal courts

The importance of social media, including pictures, video, audio and  and the increasing volume of potential evidence created on phones and tablets, has been properly receiving much attention recently. It brings with it questions of costs, cuts, and proportionality as … Continue reading

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Proposed new disclosure rule gets approval in principle from CPRC

The Civil Procedure Rule Committee has given approval in principle to the proposed new disclosure rule for England and Wales. A LinkedIn post by Ed Crosse of Simmons & Simmons reports that the CPRC gave its approval on 15 June … Continue reading

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Interview: Ben Shellie of Intelligent Voice on searching and reviewing audio in eDiscovery

At Relativity Fest in London, I spoke to Ben Shellie, CEO of Intelligent Voice. Intelligent Voice, Ben Shellie said, makes software designed to make audio review as simple as any other document review. It takes voice recordings, turns them into … Continue reading

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Chairing the IICE eDiscovery Forum in London on 26 and 27 June

The IICE eDiscovery Forum takes place at Lord’s Cricket Ground on 26 to 27 June 2018. IICE stands for Information Governance, Investigations, Compliance and eDiscovery. This is the event which has for years been known to most of us as … Continue reading

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Interview: Judge Francis on US v Microsoft and the CLOUD Act

One of the big attractions at Relativity Fest in London was a panel discussion about the right of US authorities to access data held abroad. The specific context was the case originally known as “Microsoft Dublin”, “the Dublin Warrant” or … Continue reading

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Non-compliance with peremptory disclosure orders – Powell v Watford Borough Council and the limits on judicial discretion

There is no substitute for reading the rules relating to disclosure, whether those expressly so – Rule 31 and its practice directions – or those with wider effect elsewhere in the rules. What happens, though, when something in the rules … Continue reading

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ACEDS Summer Symposium: the GDPR, US v Microsoft, and the CLOUD Act from an eDiscovery perspective

The collection of data held abroad has long been a difficult (and interesting) subject for the US courts, state authorities and lawyers. 2018 has brought us the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the culmination of the battle between the US … Continue reading

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Consilio webinar on 13 June: mobile devices and the changing landscape of eDiscovery

The merger between Consilio and Advanced Discovery, which I wrote about here, has now taken place. The combined company is presenting a webinar on 13 June with the title Mobile devices and the changing landscape of eDiscovery. The amount of … Continue reading

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Two Canada-based events on 13 and 14 June: Using Active Learning for accelerated review

Relativity, Ricoh eDiscovery and Commonwealth Legal are between them presenting two events this week with the title Using Active Learning for accelerated document review. The first is a discussion / presentation on 13 June at 4.00pm in Toronto. The subjects … Continue reading

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Interview: Brad Scott of Epiq on rebranding and client service

At Legaltech in New York in February, I spoke to Brad Scott, President and Chief Operating Officer at Epiq. More than a year had passed since Epiq and DTI were brought together as a single and very large global eDiscovery … Continue reading

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Cyxtera announces Brainspace 6.1 to accelerate data analysis, reduce costs and improve investigation accuracy

One of the most interesting interviews which I have conducted this year was with Dean Kuhlmann, VP of Business Development at Brainspace. I took the opportunity then to write about the Cyxtera group of companies, including Brainspace, whose Continuous Multimodal … Continue reading

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Interview: Ed Crosse of Simmons & Simmons on the proposed new disclosure rule

Ed Crosse is a partner at Simmons & Simmons and a member of the Disclosure Working Group headed by Lady Justice Gloster. At Relativity Fest in London I took part in a panel with him and with Sir Colin Birrs … Continue reading

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Consilio webinar on 6 June: Sightline – All-in-one next generation eDiscovery platform

Consilio is giving a webinar on 6 June about its new eDiscovery platform called Sightline. Sightline has its own (rather good) section on the Consilio website which describes how Sightline was built from the ground up to manage eDiscovery, data exploration … Continue reading

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OpenText provides Canada with real-time G7 theme analytics

Canada holds the G7 presidency from 1 January to 31 December 2018 and is the host for the G7 summit in Québec on 8 to 9 June. The G7 is obviously concerned with overarching political and economic political, economic and … Continue reading

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Creating example documents for eDiscovery search with iCONECT Xmplar

Providers of eDiscovery software have two ambitions in their marketing. The first is to persuade people who are not yet converted to the concept to look at any software in order to get the idea. The second, of course, is … Continue reading

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GDPR crisis response and reputation management from FTI

Well, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is with us, and I am sure that you have all got your policies and procedures in order and your data classified, protected and secured. Perhaps not, not yet anyway, but you’ll be … Continue reading

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Sedona Conference programme on cross-border data transfers and data protection – Budapest 18-19 June

The Sedona Conference Working Group 6 is concerned with international electronic information management, discovery and disclosure. Its primary concern is organisations which are subject to litigation and regulation in multiple jurisdictions with potentially conflicting international laws. WG6 is a global … Continue reading

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GDPR compliance – the “always on” approach from Nuix

The implementation date for the General Data Protection Regulation has come and gone with little obvious adverse effect except for those who gratuitously destroyed their own marketing lists after misunderstanding the new regulations about consent. Companies have discovered that the … Continue reading

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Relativity webinar today: Corporate cloud legal update

Relativity is presenting a webinar today, 30 May, in conjunction with Bloomberg. The title is Corporate cloud legal update: 2018 law, legislation, and regulation and, unsurprisingly, the principal subject is the Clarifying Lawful Uses of Overseas Data (CLOUD) Act, 2018. … Continue reading

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Hardwicke eDisclosure seminars – electronic documents in international arbitration on 19 June

Since the publication of Electronic Disclosure Law and Practice by Michael Wheater and Charles Raffin of Hardwicke (I reviewed it here), Hardwicke has been delivering a series of seminars on various aspects of using electronic documents in disputes. The sixth … Continue reading

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Dishonesty in politics and law and “useless guff from social media”

Every so often I write a post whose main purpose is to be a reminder that social media (including many non-conventional data forms) is both disclosable as a formal matter and potentially vital as a generally incontrovertible source of contemporaneous … Continue reading

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Interview: David Horrigan of Relativity on cross-border discovery, the US CLOUD Act and the GDPR

At Relativity Fest in London, I interviewed David Horrigan, Relativity’s Discovery Counsel and Legal Education Director, on two subjects which had been well covered at the event. The first of those was the US government’s CLOUD Act which at a … Continue reading

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Stats for the Consilio and Advanced Discovery merger and the launch of a Dublin office

I reported here on the merger between two already large players in the worldwide eDiscovery market, Consilio and Advanced Discovery including an interview with CEO Andy Macdonald. That merger has now completed its formal stages and there is an infographic here … Continue reading

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Interview: Karyn Harty of McCann FitzGerald on the need for eDiscovery training for judges and litigators

I take every opportunity to interview Karyn Harty of McCann FitzGerald. Over the years we have discussed her involvement in the leading TAR case Irish Bank Resolution v Quinn, the use of eDiscovery tools and skills for non-disputes purposes, the … Continue reading

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Revisiting our panel in Canada as a model for straightforward explanation of technology-assisted review

If I come back now to a panel I moderated on technology-assisted review last November, it is partly because I think we are about to see a new focus on the use of TAR to achieve proportionate eDiscovery beyond the … Continue reading

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Integreon and Venio webinar on 16 May: the power and future of automated eDiscovery

Integreon is a global provider of legal, document, business and research support solutions for law firms, corporate legal departments, financial institutions and professional services firms. That function includes identifying software and services which Integreon can deploy on behalf of its clients. … Continue reading

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Seeking judgments on abusive use of disclosure in England and Wales

Note the point towards the end – I am not seeking mere anecdotes about bad disclosure conduct but judgments in which aggressive or abusive disclosure – not just cock-up or incompetence – was punished An interesting question came my way … Continue reading

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The UK Serious Fraud Office takes OpenText Axcelerate

The UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has an investigative role which is rather different from that of most regulators or law firms. It is investigator and prosecutor, taking on only seven to ten new cases each year, each of which … Continue reading

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Interviews: Daryl Teshima and Wendy King of FTI talk about FTI’s use of RelativityOne

At Relativity Fest in London last week we heard positive things about FTI’s relationship with Relativity under which FTI is able to offer RelativityOne alongside its own Ringtail. The messages were much the same as those which I got from … Continue reading

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Events in London and Milan, a Gothic Cathedral and a sorbetto

You are probably secretly relieved when this happens, but I always feel I should explain when there is an interruption in the flow of blog posts. Gratifyingly, if slightly disconcertingly, the number of page views on my blog were higher … Continue reading

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Panel session in Milan on 3 May with Accuracy and Relativity

On Thursday 3 May I will be in Milan to take part in a discussion with Accuracy Italia about the use of Relativity. Accuracy is a business advisory company with offices around the world. Its work includes transactions, disputes, turnarounds … Continue reading

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Book review: Electronic Disclosure Law and Practice by Michael Wheater and Charles Raffin

Electronic Disclosure Law & Practice by Michael Wheater and Charles Raffin. Oxford University Press | £175 I don’t think I betray any secrets by saying that I was asked to review the outline, the table of contents and the structure … Continue reading

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Interview: Jonathan Armstrong of Cordery on the implications of the GDPR for eDiscovery

There are many people who know a little bit about the General Data Protection Regulation, in some cases, just enough to be dangerous. Jonathan Armstrong of Cordery in London is an acknowledged expert on the subject of the GDPR and … Continue reading

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ACEDS UK discussion on 16 May: demystifying blockchain

Since its establishment in 2016, the UK chapter of ACEDS (the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists) has been organising panel discussions in London which have rightly attracted large audiences. The next one, on 16 May, is called Demystifying Blockchain – What … Continue reading

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Hardwicke eDisclosure seminar on 24 April: Processing and filtering electronic documents

As I have mentioned before, Hardwicke has been organising a series of eDisclosure seminars following the publication of the OUP book Electronic Disclosure Law and Practice written by Michael Wheater and Charles Raffin of Hardwicke. The next seminar in the series … Continue reading

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Interview: Nick Robertson of Relativity gives a summary of Relativity Fest 2017

With Relativity Fest London nearly upon us (it is on 1 May) it is timely to publish an interview which I did with Nick Robertson, Chief Operating Officer at Relativity at the end of last October’s Relativity Fest in Chicago … Continue reading

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Interview: Lorraine Medcraft of Epiq on Epiq’s TMX bundling application

Lorraine Medcraft is Senior Director of Sales at Epiq in London. I spoke to her at Legaltech in New York, mainly to hear about Epiq’s TMX bundling software which I had written about shortly before. TMX is an Epiq proprietary … Continue reading

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Interview: Ian Campbell of iCONECT on iCONECT’s partnership with Heureka

One of the recurring themes in this blog is the extension of eDiscovery skills and tools to purposes beyond pure eDiscovery. The software developed for compliance with court rules and regulatory requirements often lends itself to wider purposes. I have … Continue reading

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Interview: Dean Kuhlmann of Brainspace on how analytics is changing review

Dean Kuhlmann is VP of Business Development at Brainspace. I interviewed him at Legaltech about the way technology is changing search for eDiscovery and and for wider business purposes. The “story” in Dean Kuhlmann’s interview ends with a senior lawyer … Continue reading

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Interview: David Horrigan of Relativity on the GDPR, mobile data and AI

A good interview does not have to be formal and structured to be effective and informative. By the time I came to interview David Horrigan, Relativity’s eDiscovery Counsel and Legal Education Director, at Legaltech, I had done 16 interviews over … Continue reading

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Interviewed by Doug Austin of CloudNine, I rant about GDPR marketing

Among the out-takes on the virtual floor of our virtual video editing room are several clips of me interrupting interviews when people talk about the GDPR fines of up to 4% of global turnover. They are, I have to say, … Continue reading

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Interview: Michael Conner of NightOwl Discovery on NightOwl’s relationship with corporate clients

Michael Conner is Director of Global Business Development at NightOwl Discovery. I interviewed him at Legaltech in New York about the relationship between clients, lawyers and eDiscovery providers. Much of NightOwl’s business involves offering services directly to clients, generally on … Continue reading

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FTI launches Relativity and RelativityOne in Hong Kong

As I have observed before, one of last year’s most interesting eDiscovery developments was the new partnership between FTI Consulting and Relativity, enabling FTI to supplement its own widely respected Ringtail with the ubiquitous Relativity and with Relativity’s cloud offering … Continue reading

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Interview: Brandon Mack of Epiq on advanced eDiscovery technology

Brandon Mack is Director, Analytics and Advanced Technologies at Epiq. I have interviewed him before, and jumped at the chance to do so again at this year’s Legaltech because of his succinct and positive descriptions of the way technology can … Continue reading

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ILTA scholarships covering the cost of ILTACON 2018

ILTA is the International Legal Technology Association whose function is to spread understanding about legal technology by organising events and by encouraging the sharing of information between people facing similar problems. Although ILTA itself is a year-round educational resource, its … Continue reading

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Looking forward to Relativity Fest in London on 1 May

Relativity Fest London takes place at 155 Bishopsgate on 1 May. That and the Nuix event which I attended recently (I wrote about it here) have effectively displaced most of the more generalised eDiscovery / eDisclosure events in the London … Continue reading

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Leadership and risk on the agenda at the Nuix Insider Conference 2018 in London

We do not have many good events in London dealing with eDiscovery and its surrounding subjects. The annual Nuix Insider Conference is an exception, one of the few events I go to whether or not I am participating in it. … Continue reading

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ACEDS and AccessData webinar on 11 April: ensuring defensible preservation and collection

The US Federal Rule of Evidence 902 (14) allows a forensic investigator to confirm that electronic evidence is authentic without having to appear in person to testify to that effect. AccessData, makers of AD eDiscovery and other forensic tools, is … Continue reading

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Interview: Hal Marcus of OpenText on managing risk and uncovering value in data

I have been interviewing Hal Marcus since his Recommind days, always getting useful insights into current topics on eDiscovery and analytics. Recommind is now owned by OpenText and, more recently, OpenText has acquired Guidance Software. Catching up with Hal Marcus … Continue reading

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Interview: David Perla of The 1991 Group and Integreon on the problems facing the legal market

At Legaltech, I had the opportunity to interview David Perla who is Co-Founder and Managing Director of of The 1991 Group and a member of the Board of Directors of Integreon. David Perla has worked in a law firm, and as … Continue reading

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Partnership between FTI and Evolver brings Excel redaction to Ringtail

FTI and its long established eDiscovery platform Ringtail get more interesting all the time. Ringtail 9.4 brings a Software Development Kit, social networking enhancements, Mac compatible document review, customisable browse panels and a range of other developments which, when added … Continue reading

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Interview: David Greetham of Ricoh talks about Ricoh’s Remlox Cloud

David Greetham is VP of eDiscovery Sales and Operations at Ricoh Legal. Just before Legaltech, Ricoh launched Remlox Cloud, a system designed to enable the easy collection of discovery data. There is information about this here, and an explainer video … Continue reading

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The Secret Barrister lifts the lid on the state of criminal justice

Stories of the Law and How it’s Broken, by the anonymous author known as The Secret Barrister, describes the present appalling state of the criminal justice system and is one of those books which make you hate politicians. The decisions … Continue reading

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Consilio and Advanced Discovery to merge as clients say “grow with us”

Consilio and Advanced Discovery, each of them already a major player in the global eDiscovery market, are to merge, with investment company GI partners taking a majority stake in the merged business. The Consilio press release says that the combined … Continue reading

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Interview: Stephen Stewart of Nuix on the changing corporate uses of data analytics

Stephen Stewart is Chief Technology Officer at investigations and cyber security software company Nuix. I talked to him at Legaltech New York about the ever-wider uses for eDiscovery skills and tools, about the uses for artificial intelligence, and about our … Continue reading

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A roundup of reactions to the proposed new disclosure rule

I wrote here about a helpful presentation, under the auspices of ACEDS and moderated by Vince Neicho of Integreon, about the proposed new disclosure rule. Since then, the date has passed for representations to the working party and it is … Continue reading

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iCONECT partnership brings “blockchain-hardened” encryption to eDiscovery data

The management of eDiscovery data brings conflicting challenges. Data must be accessible to those who need to see it but kept away from others. Logs recording steps in the process must be transparent but the results of that process and … Continue reading

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BLP claims a win for predictive coding after the BCA Trading trial

I use the term “predictive coding” in this article because that is the term used a) in the relevant judgment, b) by BLP whose successful use of the technology is the subject of the article, and c) by FTI Consulting, … Continue reading

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Interview: Matthew Geaghan of Nuix on using eDiscovery tools and skills for security, privacy and IG

One of my recurring themes in my occasional interviews with Matthew Geaghan of Nuix is the ever-wider application of eDiscovery skills and tools to tasks and functions beyond eDiscovery. As he says in this interview, it is “all about the … Continue reading

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James Comey is keynote speaker at OpenText Enfuse 2018

With its acquisition of Guidance Software, OpenText has inherited the annual Enfuse conference which Guidance Software ran successfully for many years, originally with the name CEIC. I was a speaker there for many years and always learnt something and always … Continue reading

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Commonwealth Legal: Five reasons for using Relativity Active Learning

The latest iteration of Relativity’s analytic tools is called Active Learning. Roland von Borstel has written about it on the Ricoh / Commonwealth Legal blog Technology in Practice under the title Five reasons Active Learning is better than TAR. The … Continue reading

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AccessData introduces Quin-C for forensic investigations

AccessData has been in the business of producing forensic investigation software for decades. Its latest development in digital investigation technology is called Quin-C which is designed to speed up data access, processing and analysis and to offer a customisable user … Continue reading

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Integreon launches an Allegory dashboard for collaboration on evidence management

It is only a little over two months since I wrote about Integreon’s acquisition of litigation management software company Allegory. Already, the resulting combination of technology and human inventiveness have produced Allegory dashboard, an evidence management tool designed to help … Continue reading

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Interview: Chris Haley of Troutman Sanders talks about Relativity customisation

At Relativity Fest in Chicago last October, I spoke to Chris Haley, the Director of Legal Technology at Troutman Sanders. I asked him what led his firm to choose Relativity for eDiscovery. Chris Haley said that when the firm reviewed … Continue reading

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Opening new eDiscovery opportunities in South Africa and New Zealand

eDiscovery blogs in South Africa and New Zealand were recognised in Feedspot’s recent list of Top 60 Global eDiscovery Blogs. The South African one is by Terry Harrison who wrote about the recognition here; the New Zealand one comes from … Continue reading

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FTI Consulting adds Relativity and RelativityOne to its Europe offerings

One of the more interesting partnerships to emerge last year was the one between FTI and Relativity, with FTI now offering Relativity solutions alongside its own Ringtail. I wrote about that here and mentioned it in my report on Relativity … Continue reading

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iCONECT teams up with Altlaw to strengthen iCONECT-XERA’s UK presence

The discovery software provider iCONECT has partnered with UK based eDisclosure provider Altlaw to expand the UK presence for iCONECT’s XERA software. The UK market is interesting at the moment. With the pending GDPR adding purpose to regulatory investigations, with … Continue reading

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GDPR: WP 253 guidelines on the application and setting of fines

As a moderator of GDPR panels, I sometimes ask the audience what is the first thing which comes to mind when they come across the letters “GDPR”; every time it is the bloody fines. There has been no particular focus … Continue reading

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Nuix London Insider Conference agenda now published

I wrote recently about the Nuix Insider Conference 2018, due to take place in London on 22 March. The full agenda has now been published and it is here. As always, it is a mixture of pure technology sessions and sessions designed … Continue reading

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