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

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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The crossover between Triumph Controls and other disclosure developments

Judgment in Triumph Controls UK Ltd & Anor v Primus International Holding Co & Ors [2018] EWHC 176 (TCC) was delivered by Coulson J on 7 February 2018, the same day as the very good session explaining the new disclosure … Continue reading

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Interview: Karyn Harty of McCann FitzGerald on technology, culture and rules in Irish discovery

When I first saw the length of my interview with Karyn Harty of McCann FitzGerald, filmed at Relativity Fest in Chicago, I wondered if I ought to pare it down a little. Having listened to it, I find the whole … Continue reading

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Headlining on the subject of disclosure rule reform

An article on the JD Supra site manages somehow to convey the idea that I am positively agitating for eDisclosure rule reform. The article is headed After panel sponsored by UK ACEDS, Chris Dale calls for rules reform. This exaggerates … Continue reading

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Interview: Ian Campbell of iCONECT on the growing need for HR departments to manage data

Ian Campbell, CEO of discovery software company iCONECT, realised long ago that the skills and the technology used for electronic discovery had wider applications. For example, iCONECT now has a strong presence in healthcare data, helping hospitals, medical practices etc … Continue reading

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FTI Consulting: flexibility and documentation are the keys to GDPR readiness

FTI Consulting has been offering information governance services since before the General Data Protection Regulation was a twinkle in the eye of the EU. It was among the first of the major players to draw attention to the fact that … Continue reading

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Honouring Judge Peck and Judge Francis as they retire from the bench

On 27 February, Benjamin N Cardozo School of Law is the host for an evening in honour of retired US Magistrate Judge James Francis and about-to-retire US Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck. You will deduce from its title From Da Silva … Continue reading

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Interview: Patrick Burke talks about growing corporate awareness of GDPR implications

There is a lot in here – preparations for the GDPR, the growing realisation of the implications of holding the data of other organisations, contractual certifications of GDPR compliance, unwitting indemnification of other parties, WP249 and its assertion that discovery … Continue reading

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Epiq launches TMX for collaborative preparation of electronic bundles

The management of electronic documents does not end with the completion of discovery. Between then and trial, documents must be collated and reviewed for the trial itself and for intermediate purposes such as witness statements and, in the US for … Continue reading

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Nuix Insider Conference 2018 on 22 March in London

The Nuix Insider Conference 2018 takes place at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London on 22 March 2018. As always, the agenda has a set of parallel tracks which between them cover compliance, investigations eDiscovery, cyber threat and the detection of … Continue reading

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Down with the kids as we arrive in New York for Legaltech

Although this post is about our arrival in New York for Legaltech, it is not really about Legaltech. What you hope for after a long flight is a hushed hotel lobby and a friendly receptionist welcoming you to the rooms you booked … Continue reading

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Bringing clarity to the implications of the proposed new disclosure rule

I went last week to a panel discussion called Have your say on the proposed disclosure rule changes. It was held under the auspices of the UK Chapter of ACEDS (the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists), organised largely by the … Continue reading

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Reminders that there are rivals to London’s courts

By “London” in my title, I mean “the courts of England and Wales”. Probably, in fact, I mean “disputes business”. This is not one of those “we’re all doomed” articles, just some pointers to the possibility that other jurisdictions may … Continue reading

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eDisclosure Information Project blog ranked at No 6 of the Top 60 eDiscovery Blogs and Websites

I am surprised, and very pleased, that this blog should have been ranked at number 6 in a list of Top 60 eDiscovery Blogs and Websites for eDiscovery Professionals assembled by Feedspot Inevitably, the list has a strong US flavour, … Continue reading

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Hardwicke seminar: eDisclosure – preparing for the new pilot program

Hardwicke is running a series of seminars about electronic disclosure. The next one is on 13 February it is called eDisclosure – preparing for the new pilot program. The speakers are Charles Raffin, co-author of Electronic Disclosure Law and Practice, and … Continue reading

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Interview: Charlie Kaupp of H5 talks about the extensibility of Relativity

One of the attractions of Relativity for its partners and customers is the ability to customise it and to add functionality to meet client needs. This was the main theme arising from my interview with Charlie Kaupp, Product Manager for … Continue reading

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Ricoh launches Remlox data collection service with clear appeal to users

“…users can collect request a collection in the morning… and be reviewing their data that same evening, utilising one of Ricoh’s’s several document review tools. There is no technological knowledge required by the end user, nor hardware requirement…” This description … Continue reading

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Interview: Kelly Atherton of NightOwl Discovery talks about the increasing use of analytics in eDiscovery

Kelly Atherton is Senior Analytics and Review Manager at NightOwl Discovery. I have interviewed her before and was glad to have the chance to do so again at Relativity Fest in Chicago. As subject, as before, was the growing use … Continue reading

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The Sedona Conference publishes Data Privacy Primer and BYOD Principles and Guidance

The Sedona Conference remains the most thoughtful of the organisations producing guidance for those involved in electronic discovery in all its forms. Two recent publications are of particular interest, one about privacy and one on BYOD – Bring Your Own … Continue reading

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Legalweek New York: Corporate Counsel Roundtable 2018

Legaltech 2018, taking place next week in New York, is now part of a wider set of events called Legalweek. I have for some years taken part in a Corporate Counsel Roundtable organised by William Belt, now at CDS, as … Continue reading

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Opentext: Brexit – how do you prepare for the unknown?

The most helpful articles and blog posts by providers and suppliers are those which convey useful information or suggestions without overtly ramming product down your throat. Those who, like OpenText, are confident about their products and their place in the … Continue reading

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Nuix webinar on 25 January: insider threat lessons from Waymo v Uber

Nuix is presenting a webinar on 25th January with the title Theory to practice: insider threat lessons from Waymo v Uber. Nuix’s description of its webinar begins thus: Well-placed insiders, comfort media meetings, secret world changing technology, and huge sums … Continue reading

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Interview: Nick Robertson of Relativity talks about Relativity Fest London and the Relativity roadmap

We are part-way between Relativity Fest in Chicago last October and the next Relativity Fest London on 1 May. I looked back at the interview I did with Nick Robertson of Relativity after the London version of Relativity Fest in … Continue reading

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Lady Justice Gloster to take part in disclosure rule discussion on 7 February

ACEDS, the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists, has organised some well-attended evening events since its launch in London last year. The next one, on 7 February, may be the most interesting yet. It is about the proposed disclosure rule changes, … Continue reading

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AccessData: a webinar, a conference, ACEDS affiliation and more

I generally stick to single subjects in these blog posts, but AccessData has been busy announcing things and it is convenient to combine them in a single post. Webinar on 17 January I have written before about the current series … Continue reading

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Nuix webinar on 17 January: augmenting human intelligence

Terminology matters when trying to interest people in new products or developments. The expression “artificial intelligence” has the potential to put people off, not least the lawyers, who pride themselves on their own application of intelligence to business problems. The … Continue reading

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Away for a few days before 2018 gets going

It may seem rather odd to go away for a week at the beginning of January. The British, after all, take their Christmas and New Year break rather more seriously than they do in the US, and you might think … Continue reading

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Commonwealth Brunch on the Sunday before Legaltech New York

Many years ago, Nigel Murray began a tradition of organising a Commonwealth Brunch on the Sunday before Legaltech (now part of Legalweek) in New York. The Commonwealth “qualification” effectively brings in anyone except those from the US (and they are … Continue reading

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Challenges and opportunities for FTI’s new Managing Director for Asia

FTI Technology has appointed Sandeep Jadav as its new managing director for Asia. He will be based in Hong Kong with responsibility for FTI teams in Shanghai, Tokyo, Singapore, and elsewhere in the Asia-Pacific region. Any thought that I might … Continue reading

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Interview: Ben Rusch of Consilio on the practical problems of collecting data in the EU

Ben Rusch is a solicitor and Vice President of Document Review Services at Consilio in London. He took part in a panel discussion on privacy, data protection and cross-border discovery which I moderated at ILTA 2017 in Las Vegas, where … Continue reading

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My 2018 predictions as published by Computers & Law – a “warped crystal ball”

Each December, Computers & Law editor Laurence Eastham asks for predictions for the year ahead. I used to be very serious about this, straining to think about how eDiscovery / eDisclosure law, technology and practice would develop in the next … Continue reading

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Interview: Eric Mandel of Ricoh talks about the services Ricoh brings to law firms and other businesses

I took the opportunity at ILTA 2017 to talk to people who are influencers or commentators on eDiscovery, or who get their hands dirty actually delivering eDiscovery services. Eric Mandel, an expert in information governance and risk compliance at Ricoh, … Continue reading

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AccessData webinar on 19 December: how to identify, assess and eliminate risk with AD RTK

AccessData has for many years been a leader in the field of forensic software, designed to identify and retrieve information from all kinds of digital devices and resources. Its range of software for these purposes is called FTK. Originally developed … Continue reading

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Vince Neicho of Integreon on the proposed new disclosure rule. Let’s practice by enforcing the existing rules

Vince Neicho and I served together on Senior Master Whitaker’s working party which produced Practice Direction 31B and the Electronic Documents Questionnaire. Vince was then the long-serving Litigation Support Manager at Allen & Overy and is now Vice President, Legal … Continue reading

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Evidence on smartphones, in photographs and on social media

Today brings us news of a criminal prosecution, for rape, which was withdrawn at trial when a newly-instructed prosecuting barrister first uncovered data on a phone which destroyed the prosecution case. The police knew of the information, indeed had it … Continue reading

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iCONECT webinar on 15 December: five things we learned hosting the JFK documents

One of the more interesting trends in the last couple of years has been the realisation that eDiscovery tools and skills have application beyond the obligations to disclose documents in disputes. The analysis of the Panama Papers and Paradise Papers … Continue reading

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Relativity webinar on 14 December: celebrity lessons on litigation, legal ethics, and eDiscovery

Relativity is presenting a webinar today, 14 December, called 2017 data discovery: celebrity lessons on litigation, legal ethics, and eDiscovery. 2017 has brought us some eDiscovery cases which have made the news as much for the involvement of some celebrity … Continue reading

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FTI webinar today: 5 steps to prepare for the GDPR and the rights of data subjects

FTI Technology is running a webinar today, 12 December at 2pm Eastern, about the GDPR and specifically the rights of data subjects in relation to information held about them The GDPR brings many challenges for organisations. High among them, though … Continue reading

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OpenText article on challenges to TAR process in SDNY

Adam Kuhn of OpenText reports in an article headed SDNY Rejects Challenges to TAR Process Despite Missteps, Upholds Reasonableness Standard on a case in the Southern District of New York whose focus is on the transparency required from a party using … Continue reading

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Epiq opens document review services centre in India

Epiq has opened a new document review services centre in Hyderabad, India. When added to Epiq / DTI’s existing review centres around the world, this provides global clients with continuous access to Epiq’s document review services. There is a press … Continue reading

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Integreon acquires Allegory to extend its litigation management services

When Alma Asay was a lawyer at Gibson Dunn, she developed spreadsheets to enable the firm to manage complex cases. She founded Allegory in 2012 to develop a much more sophisticated way of handling all the information acquired or developed … Continue reading

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Interview: Martin Bonney of Epiq on corporate readiness for the GDPR

Martin Bonney, International Consulting Director at Epiq in London, has long been advising organisations on the need to identify and manage their data, and on all the subjects loosely grouped under the heading “information governance”. The General Data Protection Regulation, … Continue reading

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Nuix webinar today: intelligence, collaboration and analytics for digital investigations

Investigations rarely involve simple analysis of a single data source. The key facts are usually spread across multiple sources and connected to multiple people, organisations and countries. Nuix specialises in this, which is why its software was used as part … Continue reading

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Not all GDPR advice is helpful

I have an article in draft about some of the marketing surrounding the GDPR, with a focus on the “4%-ers” – those who seek to imply that the slightest defect in policy or practice will automatically lead to a fine … Continue reading

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Hardwicke hosts launch of eDisclosure Law and Practice

OUP has published Electronic Disclosure Law and Practice by Michael Wheater and Charles Raffin of Hardwicke. Although I suggested (in my article here) that the authors might be “miffed” by the coincidence that the book should reach the shelves at … Continue reading

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SCL seeking technology and law predictions for 2018

Computers & Law is seeking your predictions for 2018, as it does every year about this time. The twist this year is a request for regular contributors to look back at previous predictions (2008 is suggested as a benchmark year) … Continue reading

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New disclosure rules – links and commentary from Gordon Exall

Barrister Gordon Exall, the author of the invaluable Civil Litigation Brief, has now put more than 2,000 posts on the blog. He has done more than provide an essential service for all those who grapple with civil procedure. He has … Continue reading

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The Paradise Papers, Nuix and the repurposing of discovery tools and skills

One of my best moments of last year was interviewing Gerard Ryle of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists about the Panama Papers. Nuix was one of the software tools used to analyse that data and it was easy to … Continue reading

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Epiq to host GDPR Roundtables at Managing Risk and Litigation Conference

The General Data Protection Regulation will take effect in just under six months. Martin Bonney and Deborah Blaxell of Epiq will be leading a roundtable called GDPR applies in the next six months: it’s time to benchmark your progress towards … Continue reading

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An eDiscovery / eDisclosure roundup to clear the ToDo list

Every so often, the rate at which things happen outstrips my ability to keep up with writing about it. At such times I can either leave the to-do list stretching off into the far distance or, as I am about … Continue reading

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Law, technology and the human element at Technology in Practice in Toronto

Technology in Practice is run in Toronto by Commonwealth Legal and Ricoh. This was its 10th year and I was very pleased to be asked to take part. The agenda was assembled by Jennifer Johnson and had a thematic consistency … Continue reading

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Technology, learning and fun at Relativity Fest 2017 in Chicago

Relativity Fest again managed to retain the sense of being a family affair while actually being one of the largest eDiscovery events in the calendar. When the “family” for a CEO keynote is 1,560 users, partners and others, it is … Continue reading

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Interview: Doug Ventola of Consilio on law firm diversity and other criteria which matter to clients

I recently moderated a panel in Toronto whose theme was the continuing importance of the human element in the provision of legal services. One of the examples I drew on was the fact that, for all their focus on cost … Continue reading

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ILTA Insight in London on 16 November

ILTA is the International Legal Technology Association and, although US led, has a strong commitment to the word “International” in its name. ILTA Insight is a one day conference which brings to London the spirit and ideas of ILTA’s main … Continue reading

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On my way to Technology in Practice in Canada

I don’t need to promote Technology in Practice 2017, due to start on Thursday in Toronto, because it has already sold out. I am moderating three panels at it, and preparation for them has taken a good chunk of the … Continue reading

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A proposed new disclosure rule for England and Wales

I recently spent several days rewriting my slides on eDisclosure in England and Wales, covering the rules, practice directions and the cases. The timing was occasioned by a request to give a three hour talk on the subject, and the … Continue reading

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Interview: Matthew Geaghan of Nuix on collecting data from mobile devices

One of the main enhancements to Nuix 7.4 is improved ability to collect data from mobile devices, including call histories, email, messaging and communication patterns across multiple sources. At ILTA in Las Vegas I spoke to Matthew Geaghan of Nuix … Continue reading

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iCONECT puts JFK assassination records online

Applause for eDiscovery software company iCONECT which has put the JFK Assassination Records online in a form which allows them to be searched and read. There is a page about this here with a request form for linking to the … Continue reading

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Eversheds Sutherland sees revenues increase from its investment in litigation technology

An article in LegalWeek tells of the tangible benefits which Eversheds Sutherland is deriving from its investment in OpenText eDiscovery software, in skilled people and in training. I published an article in August called Thinking through the management of eDisclosure … Continue reading

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Investigative journalism as an eDiscovery exercise

An excellent article by Greg Bufithis called the Panama Papers, eDiscovery… and a murder in the afternoon sun is primarily about the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia in Malta. She led the Panama Papers investigation into corruption in Malta, and … Continue reading

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Exploring computer forensics and employment law – FTI in London on 16 November

A number of those who follow me on Twitter are employment lawyers and they are often the ones who react when I post or tweet something about data arising from forensic investigations. There are others (or perhaps the same people) … Continue reading

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iCONECT webinar on multimedia discovery is now online

A few weeks ago, I moderated a webinar presented jointly by iCONECT and ACEDS called Did you see that?… how video / audio are changing the way we win cases. The presenters were Ian Campbell, CEO of iCONECT, and Rob … Continue reading

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