Category Archives: eDiscovery

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Twitter Takeover on 18 October for Technology in Practice in Toronto

Technology in Practice is a large event dedicated to eDiscovery and related topics. It is run by Ricoh and by Commonwealth Legal, and takes place in Toronto between 8 and 10 November. Tomorrow, 18 October, I will be taking over … Continue reading

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Putting the spotlight back on disclosure in England and Wales

A couple of articles, both published today, deserve attention from those interested in disclosure in England and Wales and, specifically, in the courts’ approach to it. One, by Kerry Underwood, is headed Disclosure cut by 90% by Commercial Court. The … Continue reading

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Interview: Judge Peck on the sharing of ideas and practice between jurisdictions

I recently interviewed US Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck, one of a series of interviews at ILTA in Las Vegas. We covered two subjects, one of which is an example of the other. The narrower topic was the international spread of … Continue reading

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Fighting the good fight at the Nuix User Exchange 2017

You take your optimism where you can find it these days. Few of us can feel very cheery about the political or economic future on either side of the Atlantic. At times like this, optimism lies in hoping that your … Continue reading

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Interview: David Horrigan of Relativity talks about Relativity Fest and RelativityOne

Relativity Fest is Relativity’s big conference, held this year in Chicago between 22 and 25 October. David Horrigan is eDiscovery counsel and Legal Content Director for Relativity, which gives him an important role in the preparation for Relativity Fest. I … Continue reading

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Epiq-DTI webinar on 3 October: the Office 365 expert

Epiq and DTI are running a series of webinars for those responsible for eDiscovery and information governance in Office 365. Called The Office 365 Expert, the series kicks off on 3 October with a webinar called Office 365 Fundamentals for … Continue reading

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Recommind | OpenText webinar on 28 September: 3 Key dashboards for eDiscovery success

OpenText Discovery, the new guise of Recommind and its flagship eDiscovery product Axcelerate, are presenting a webinar on 28 September called 3 key dashboards for eDiscovery success. The webinar’s aim is to go beyond the mechanics of eDiscovery and to … Continue reading

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Masters Conference and Reed Smith event in London on 28 September

The Masters Conference has a long tradition of producing first-rate events on eDiscovery and the ever-widening range of subjects which surround it. Reed Smith is an international firm with a strong presence in London as well as the US and … Continue reading

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New and enhanced machine learning and visual analytics in Brainspace 6

Brainspace has announced a major new release of its flagship investigative analytics solution. Formerly called Brainspace Discovery, the new version is called Brainspace 6. The press release about Brainspace 6 is here and there is a webinar about the new … Continue reading

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LawFest 2018 on 8 March in New Zealand and the NZ steps towards electronic courts

To my regret, I have never made it to LawFest, the legal technology and innovation conference founded in New Zealand by Andrew King of eDiscovery Consulting. With five successful events under his belt, Andrew King can claim to be the … Continue reading

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The Nuix User Exchange 2017 is nearly upon us

My next foreign trip is to the Nuix User Exchange running from 17 to 20 September at Huntington Beach California. I very much enjoyed last year’s event and look forward to taking part in this one. 300 participants are expected … Continue reading

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Technology in Practice in Toronto from 8 to 10 November

In my article about Ricoh’s sponsorship of the eDisclosure Information Project I mentioned in passing that I will be at the Technology in Practice event organised by Commonwealth Legal and Ricoh running from 8 to 10 November in Toronto. The … Continue reading

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How multimedia data is changing the way we win cases: webinar on 14 September with iCONECT and ACEDS

The expression “multimedia” still has the whiff of leisure about it – the once exciting idea that entertainment can be delivered to us in various active forms for us to watch and listen to. A great deal of much more … Continue reading

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ILTACON 2017 – and the ship sails on

Despite its title, this post is not about Fellini’s 1983 film And the Ship Sails On in which a great liner is unexpectedly attacked just before the big event which was the purpose of the voyage, leaving Freddie Jones sharing a … Continue reading

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Standing by early ambitions as kCura changes its name to Relativity

kCura, developer of Relativity, has changed its corporate name to Relativity and its website name to http://www.relativity.com. There are several articles about the rebranding here, and CEO Andrew Sieja’s blog post explaining the change is here. You don’t need me … Continue reading

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FTI Consulting partnership with kCura offers Relativity alongside Ringtail

“Consolidation” in the eDiscovery software and services markets does not have to imply a merger or acquisition. It can also imply a partnership between two companies under which either can offer a broader range of solutions to their respective clients … Continue reading

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Thinking through the management of eDisclosure services – Eversheds Sutherland and OpenText

Back in June, I wrote about the agreement by Eversheds Sutherland to take OpenText’s Axcelerate to enable the firm to take control of its eDisclosure management without having to be responsible for the software and infrastructure. An opportunity arose shortly … Continue reading

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Technology the dominant theme in the Lawyer Litigation 50 2017

It is not surprising to find that The Lawyer’s Global Litigation 50 2017 (registration required) has a strong emphasis on the use of technology in the management of litigation and other disputes. The introduction by Craig Earnshaw, Senior Managing Director at … Continue reading

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Welcome to Ricoh as new sponsor of the eDisclosure Information Project

There is more than one reason why I am very pleased to announce that Ricoh has become a sponsor of the eDisclosure Information Project. The most obvious reason is that Ricoh is a major force to be reckoned with in … Continue reading

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OpenText extends its reach again with the acquisition of Guidance Software

The once-straitforward business of eDiscovery has extended its reach, its software and its skills into related areas, embracing ever-wider concepts of information management. As it has done so, the market has seen increasing consolidation as bigger companies buy smaller ones … Continue reading

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Webinar on 8 August from EDRM and NightOwl Discovery: practical tips for a successful first TAR project

EDRM / Duke Law is running a series of webinars designed to help lawyers and judges on various aspects of technology-assisted review. It is part of preparation for the Duke Conference on TAR to be held in Arlington on 7 … Continue reading

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FTI Consulting: how the general counsel can shape information governance

Ethical Boardroom carries an article called How the general counsel can shape information governance by Jake Frazier and Sonia Cheng of FTI Consulting. It focuses less on the IT, data security and regulatory aspects of IG and more on that … Continue reading

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Off to ILTA in Las Vegas to talk about EU data and to do some interviews

ILTA is the International Legal Technology Association. ILTA works hard all year encouraging the sharing of ideas between those whose business involves (or should involve) the application of technology to a wide range of legal functions and issues. For many, … Continue reading

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Interview: Max Cockerill of Blackdot Solutions talks about Blackdot’s integration with Relativity

One of the strengths of kCura’s Relativity is the flexible home it offers to other companies whose products involve the collection and use of data. An increasing number of niche products are extending their uses, and their user bases, by … Continue reading

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Heart pacemaker data admissible in arson trial

I have made reference recently to various sources of data which potentially provide information for use in civil and criminal proceedings and which go well beyond conventional sources such as email. One of those was the data created by a … Continue reading

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ACEDS webinar with Ricoh on 26 July on eDiscovery hiring and careers

ACEDS, the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists, works to encourage and train people to acquire skills and certifications in eDiscovery. On 26 July, Mary Mack, Executive Director of ACEDS, joins David Greetham, VP, eDiscovery Sales and Operations at Ricoh USA, … Continue reading

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Managing data with Nuix Insight

Nuix brings together the disciplines of investigations, eDiscovery, cyber security and information governance, all of which involve extracting and managing useful information from data. An article called Nuix Insight: a natural progression, traces the development of successive Nuix products to … Continue reading

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Consilio: can you trust law firms with your data?

I remember as a young solicitor being at a meeting with a partner who was asked about the security of information held in the offices. The security, he said, lay in the fact that it was all too boring and … Continue reading

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Interview: David Wallack of NightOwl Discovery on the GDPR and the use of analytics beyond disputes discovery

David Wallack is eDiscovery Counsel and Director of Legal Operations at NightOwl Discovery. NightOwl is particularly well placed to help its corporate clients with the implications of keeping and managing data in the EU because, in addition to its long-standing … Continue reading

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What will your disclosure conduct look like under the judicial spotlight?

Sometimes you look at a judgment and marvel that any human has got his or her head round the complexity of the subject matter, the law and the procedure involved in it. One such is Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd v … Continue reading

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Vince Neicho brings decades of law firm experience to Integreon

Vince Neicho, long-time Litigation Support Senior Manager at Allen & Overy in London, has joined Integreon as VP and Expert Legal Solutions Consultant. A day or two after the announcement, LinkedIn served up the information that Vince had been at … Continue reading

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Disclosure obligations include the form and substance of list as well as its completeness

Barrister Gordon Exall has just reached the fourth anniversary of his first publishing his Civil Litigation Brief, now an indispensable guide to civil procedure. In one of his most recent reports (never say “the most recent” with Gordon, because he … Continue reading

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Cross-border discovery and data protection in Dublin with the Sedona Conference

I am back from the Ninth Annual Sedona Conference International Programme on Cross-Border Discovery and Data Protection Laws organised by The Sedona Conference Working Group 6 (Sedona Working Groups are explained here). It took place in County Kildare, just outside … Continue reading

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Interview: Jeff Schmidt of Park IP Translations talks about language management and its use with Relativity

One of the benefits of kCura’s Relativity is the ability it gives to specialist software companies to incorporate their own applications into it in a way which allows them to tap into Relativity’s core strengths. One such speciality is the … Continue reading

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Awards and plaudits for iCONECT XERA

It may be a coincidence, but eDiscovery software company iCONECT seems to be hogging the eDiscovery limelight since the appointment of Lynn Frances Jae as marketing director (I wrote about that appointment here). My own contribution was my article Netflix as … Continue reading

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FTI Consulting: issues and best practices for dealing with structured data

An article by David Turner, a Senior Managing Director in FTI’s Consulting’s Data and Analytics practice, summarises the things organisations ought to have in mind when preserving structured data for potential production in future litigation or investigations. Called Structured data: … Continue reading

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Interview: Melinda Kunjasich of Epiq on the use of predictive coding

I recently interviewed Melinda Kunjasich, Senior Director, Document Review Services at Epiq in London. I was interested to find out about the support which Epiq gives to clients using predictive coding and about how this fits into their analytics strategy … Continue reading

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Hear OpenText and Eversheds Sutherland on bringing eDiscovery in-house in London on 6 July

I wrote recently about Eversheds Sutherland’s decision to take OpenText’s hosted Axcelerate Cloud solution to manage eDisclosure in-house There is an opportunity this week to hear more about this from OpenText and Eversheds Sutherlands themselves at a discussion on Thursday … Continue reading

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Interview: Damon Goduto of ThreadKM talks about ThreadKM’s integration with Relativity

ThreadKM is a Relativity partner, and I talked to Damon Goduto, VP of Sales at ThreadKM, at Relativity Fest in London. ThreadKM, he said, is a collaboration platform. Its purpose is to get lawyers out of email and into sharing … Continue reading

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Eversheds Sutherland take OpenText Discovery in the cloud

The story underlying this article is that OpenText Discovery, has sold cloud licences to Eversheds Sutherland in London, enabling the firm to take control of the management of eDisclosure without having to be responsible for the software and infrastructure. There … Continue reading

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A wide range of topics at the AccessData User Summit

I went last month to the AccessData User Summit at an attractive resort in San Diego. I moderated or took part in four panels, learnt a lot, met up with old acquaintances and made new ones. It was an extremely … Continue reading

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Interview: Colin Shepheard of Lineal on the use of analytics in Relativity

One of the dominant themes at Relativity Fest in London (my report on that is here) was the increasing use of Relativity Analytics for solving electronic disclosure problems. While there, I interviewed Colin Shepheard, Director of Project Management at Lineal, … Continue reading

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On the iCONECT blog: Netflix as a model for explaining technology assisted review

How do you explain sophisticated technology to people who are not only new to the subject but are by nature resistant to it? Technologists have always tried to use parallels from their users’ experience either as an illustration of concepts … Continue reading

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FRONTEO: 11 tips for securing data in the virtual workplace

I wrote a couple of days ago about the professional obligation of lawyers to have enough technical knowledge to manage their clients’ electronic data. Although much of that article (and the article from Epiq which underlay it) was about the … Continue reading

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The Sedona Principles: public comment deadline and webinar

The Sedona Conference recently published the public comment version of the third edition of the highly-regarded Sedona Principles. The deadline for making comments is 30 June. The public comment version of the Sedona Principles can be downloaded from the Sedona … Continue reading

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Should lawyers take on cases requiring technical knowledge if they don’t have that knowledge?

What standard of technical competence is expected of lawyers in England and Wales when dealing with cases involving electronically stored information? The question is prompted by a recent opinion of the New York County Lawyers Association’s Committee on Professional Ethics … Continue reading

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Webinar on 7 June: Policies and procedures for keeping employee data inside the organisation

FTI Consulting is one of the sponsors of a webinar on 7 June (that is, today) at 1:00pm ET called Policies and procedures for keeping employee data inside the organisation, not out. The webinar will cover: What IG and E-Discovery … Continue reading

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David Horrigan of kCura interviews Judge Peck on points of International eDiscovery

Among the people on my list for video interviews at Relativity Fest London (I wrote about that here) were US Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck and David Horrigan of kCura. It occurred to me that I could save some time by … Continue reading

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Reminder: TAR discussion with Maura Grossman in London on 13 June

This is a reminder that there is a discussion called Technology-Assisted Review: fact or fiction? to be held at the offices of Morgan Lewis in London on 13 June. The speakers are Maura Grossman, Gordon Cormack and Tess Blair of … Continue reading

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The Nuix Black Report on cybercrime: knowing your enemy

The Nuix Black Report on cybercrime was published in February. Leaving it to simmer a while has shown its value, as cyber incidents like WannaCry show the value of the understanding and planning which the report urges. There is a … Continue reading

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Telephone records and contempt of court for false evidence

You do not often think of prisons in connection with the evidence given in civil proceedings, so you sit up when you see a judgment which begins: The Claimant, Accident Exchange Limited (“AE”) applies to commit the Defendants to prison … Continue reading

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OpenText Discovery webinar on 1 June: Predictive coding is for every matter

The title of OpenText’s webinar, Predictive coding is for every matter, is almost enough on its own to tell you what it is about. Its main theme is that machine learning is not just for discovery but as an extension … Continue reading

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Steven Whitaker, former QBD Senior Master, talks about technology-assisted review and the CPR

When Steven Whitaker was Senior Master in the Queen’s Bench Division, he was responsible for Practice Direction 31B and the Electronic Documents Questionnaire, and for the decision in Goodale v Ministry of Justice which was the first (and until very … Continue reading

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Reminder: DESI VII in London on 12 June

DESI stands for Discovery of Electronically Stored Information. I have already written about DESI VII at Kings College London on 13 June. There is a draft programme here from which you will see that it is chaired by Jason Baron … Continue reading

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The Sedona Conference: discussing cross-border eDiscovery and data protection in London and Ireland

On 3 May, I took part in a panel organised by the Sedona Conference Working Group 6 on cross-border discovery and data protection laws. The event, sponsored by Swiss Re and Consilio, was moderated by Monika Kuschewsky of Squire Patton … Continue reading

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Nuix User Exchange 17 to 20 September at Huntington Beach

Registration has opened for the 2017 Nuix User Exchange to take place, as before, at Huntington Beach in California. I was there last year and found it both valuable and enjoyable, as you might deduce from the article I wrote … Continue reading

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Relativity Fest London – a rounded eDisclosure conference not just a trade show

As I noted when I wrote about it in advance, kCura’s Relativity Fest London has been moving over the years to become a full-blown eDiscovery / eDisclosure event and not just a platform for launching kCura initiatives and for networking. There … Continue reading

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Morgan Lewis discussion in London on 13 June – Technology-Assisted Review: Fact or Fiction?

Morgan Lewis is organising a panel discussion at its London office on 13 June with the title Technology-Assisted Review: Fact or Fiction? The speakers are Tess Blair of Morgan Lewis, Maura Grossman of University of Waterloo and Maura Grossman Law, … Continue reading

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ACEDS UK event on 27 July: artificial intelligence

I have much enjoyed the two events which I have moderated in London for ACEDS UK Chapter. If you missed it, you may like to see the video of our GDPR panel. The next ACEDS UK event is on 27 … Continue reading

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ACEDS webinar with OpenText on 17 May: Day in the Life: Discovery Professional Services

ACEDS and OpenText are organising a webinar on 17 May called Day in the Life: Discovery Professional Services. Brian Shaw, Walker Hartz and Adam Kuhn of OpenText Discovery will talk about their own experiences, including their most memorable product projects, … Continue reading

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Relativity webinar on 17 May: negotiating TAR Protocols

kCura is hosting a webinar on 17 May called Negotiating TAR protocols: 7 questions in-house counsel must ask. The speakers are Phil Favro of the Coalition of Technology Resources for Lawyers (CTRL), Dean Gonsowski of kCura, John Lavinder of DTI, and Amy … Continue reading

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Interview: Jon Lavinder of DTI-Epiq talks about emerging data and technology-assisted review

Jon Lavinder is Director, Technology-Assisted Review, at DTI. DTI has now merged with Epiq to become one of the largest players in the eDiscovery market and one with more experience of technology-assisted review than many others. In this interview, John … Continue reading

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AccessData 2017 European Tour

AccessData has recently released Version 6.2 of its discovery software and is organising a tour of major European cities to introduce the new functionality. The tour starts in London on 15 May and then goes to 7 other European cities … Continue reading

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Interview: Keith Conley on the benefits for clients of the DTI-Epiq merger

Keith Conley is President and Chief Operating Officer at DTI. DTI and Epiq are now a single entity, and I asked Keith Conley to explain the benefits of the merger for clients. The combined company, Keith Conley says, is a … Continue reading

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More evidence from the Internet of Things – this time a Fitbit

It is about two years since people started predicting that the Internet of Things would become a source of potentially discoverable evidence. At the time, Fitbits recurred as a theoretical example of a device which could yield useful material in … Continue reading

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ILTA scholarships in honour of Browning Marean

ILTA, the International Legal Technology Association, is again offering two scholarships for attendance at ILTACON 2017 which runs from 13 to 17 August in Las Vegas. The scholarships are in memory of my dear friend Browning Marean, a partner at … Continue reading

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FTI on the GDPR: a business critical enabler for CIOs

FTI has an article in the recent edition of Raconteur called GDPR: a business-critical enabler for CIOs. One paragraph from it effectively summarises the rest. Talking of the General Data Protection Regulation, now only 13 months away, Sonia Cheng of FTI says: … Continue reading

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Interview: Brandon Mack of DTI-Epiq – technology assisted review in the real world

I interviewed Brandon Mack of DTI-Epiq recently, and opened by asking him what he meant by technology-assisted review. We went on to discuss how technology is changing the practice of lawyers, the widening scope of projects which use eDiscovery tools … Continue reading

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