Category Archives: eDiscovery

CGOC in London on 4 October: Understanding critical assets in a shifting global economy

CGOC is the Compliance, Governance and Oversight Council, a forum of over 3000 legal, IT, records, and information management professionals from corporations and government agencies. Last year, I took part in its London meeting and am doing so again at … Continue reading

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AccessData webinar series: Privacy and security in the age of global investigations

AccessData is presenting a series of three webinars under the heading Privacy and security in the age of global investigations. Two of them are about EU requirements, the first on data security and data protection and the second on EU … Continue reading

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Interview: Craig Earnshaw of FTI Consulting talks about FTI’s Find Facts Fast approach to eDiscovery

There is a danger of treating discovery as a purely formal process, something done simply in order to meet an obligation. As Craig Earnshaw of FTI Consulting puts it in this interview (video below), the identification of facts often appears … Continue reading

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Guidance Software product video: EnCase Endpoint Investigator Overview

The format of media presentations about software products has advanced just as the products themselves move forward from year to year. I am as interested in how companies portray their products as I am in what the products themselves actually … Continue reading

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eDisclosure expert Andrew Haslam joins Squire Patton Boggs in the UK

Squire Patton Boggs is a US-led firm with a worldwide presence, with offices in Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and beyond. Its global legal practice is well supported by appropriate technology including knowledge management and project management tools. It has … Continue reading

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Welcome for a law school eDisclosure course at the QMUL School of Law

The disclosure of documents has always been at the heart of litigation in common law countries. It is not just a procedural requirement with its own strict rules but the source of the evidence and facts on which cases turn. … Continue reading

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Sedona Conference programme on cross-border discovery and data protection in Hong Kong on 21 September

The Sedona Conference Working Group 6 is concerned with cross-border discovery and data protection laws. Its main annual event is usually held in the US or Europe (this year’s was in Berlin) but last year it took place in Hong … Continue reading

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Consilio acquires EQD to extend geographic coverage and sector expertise

In recent months, global eDiscovery provider Consilio has acquired Huron Legal and Proven, acquisitions which brought Consilio new areas of activity as well as strengthening existing expertise and reach. Now Consilio has acquired eDiscovery services provider EQD, a Houston-based eDiscovery, … Continue reading

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Interview: Hal Marcus of Recommind on predictive coding after Pyrrho

Hal Marcus is Discovery Attorney and Director of Product Marketing at Recommind (now OpenText). I caught up with him in London in May, after the publication of the judgment in Pyrrho by which the English court approved the use of … Continue reading

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ILTA 2016 – pooling proficiency in a plate-glass palace by the Potomac

If I lighted on the words “pooling proficiency” in my title mainly for their alliterative quality, they are actually quite a good description of what ILTA (the organisation as well as this big annual event) is for. I nearly didn’t go … Continue reading

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Reviewing the year so far: June – into Europe with Sedona and AccessData

This is my third consecutive post about the eDiscovery events which I have attended so far in 2016 (you can find the earlier ones here and here). The point, to reiterate, is not to suggest that my travels are of … Continue reading

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Why would you not use predictive coding in UK litigation? An eloquent argument from Alex Dunstan-Lee of Navigant

We have been filming videos and publishing them in parallel with conventional blog posts for a little over two years now. For some of them I participate as a questioner; for others we simply point a camera at someone with … Continue reading

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Reviewing the year so far: May: Relativity Roadshow and IICE in London and Enfuse in Las Vegas

This is the second in a short series summarising the events which I have attended so far in 2016. The first is here. The travelogue is just a peg for the real purpose of the series, which is to show … Continue reading

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Two years since Browning Marean died

Craig Ball reminds us on Facebook that it is two years since Browning Marean died. Although the eDiscovery industry is a fairly friendly place, I suspect that most of us would be forgotten within a month of turning up our … Continue reading

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Reviewing the year so far: February to April – New York, Hong Kong and London

August may seem a strange time to review the year, but it is quite a good standpoint for me before the eDiscovery events from February to May recede into a jumble of airports and slide sets, and as I pause … Continue reading

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FRONTEO sponsors UK launch of ACEDS International Chapter in London on 29 September

ACEDS is the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists, a US-led organisation designed to encourage people to improve and certify their eDiscovery knowledge and skill, advance their careers, broaden their contacts, and increase overall competence in eDiscovery and related fields. ACEDS’ … Continue reading

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Luke Holden of CYFOR explains the importance of digital forensics in civil eDiscovery

Digital forensics, once used mainly by police and security forces, are increasingly used in civil discovery / disclosure. As Luke Holden of CYFOR explains in this video, there are two main reasons why it is important to collect data using … Continue reading

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The Sedona Conference publishes public comment version of TAR Case Law Primer

The Sedona Conference has published the public comment version of The Sedona Conference TAR Case Law Primer, a comprehensive review of court decisions addressing the use of technology-assisted review (TAR) and civil discovery. Although the primary focus is inevitably on … Continue reading

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Nuix and Consilio seminar on 24 and 25 August: eDiscovery and information governance in Office 365

Nuix and Consilio join forces on 24 August in San Francisco and on 25 August in Cupertino to lead a half-day seminar on eDiscovery and information governance challenges for Office 365 data. Those who attend will come away with strategies, … Continue reading

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Jenny Le of FRONTEO talks about the management of predictive coding cases after Pyrrho

Jennie Le is SVP Global Operations at FRONTEO USA (formerly UBIC). She was in London shortly after the publication of the UK judgment in Pyrrho which gave court blessing to the parties’ agreement to use predictive coding. Since this interview, … Continue reading

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Interview: Andrew Shimek of Epiq on global eDiscovery and business intelligence

Andrew Shimek is Global Managing Director, eDiscovery Solutions, at Epiq. I interviewed him about the changing expectations of clients in relation to the global presence of those who work for them and their growing need to extract business intelligence from … Continue reading

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Dean Gonsowski of kCura talks about helping Relativity users find the functions they need

When I interviewed Dean Gonsowski, VP, Business Development at kCura I asked him about kCura’s educational initiatives. Dean Gonsowski said that there is a “consumption gap” between the available tools and what some users are actually doing. There are, for example, an … Continue reading

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Technology-assisted review and cross-border discovery at Relativity Fest

There is, of course, much more happening at kCura’s Relativity Fest than technology-assisted review and cross-border discovery, the two things referred to in my heading. That’s just what I am participating in – there are more than 85 sessions in all … Continue reading

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Panama Papers and cross-border data flows at the Nuix User Exchange

Everyone has their own reasons for going to the Nuix User Exchange – there is something for everyone on the Agenda, whether they are engaged in eDiscovery, law enforcement, forensics or security and whether as corporate client, lawyer, hands-on user, … Continue reading

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Judge Peck declines to order a party to use TAR. What would an English judge have done?

US Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck has just declined to order an unwilling party to use technology-assisted review in a case called Hyles v New York City. I think that an English court would have made the order in analogous circumstances. I … Continue reading

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Epiq to be acquired and to be combined with DTI to make a big global player

We are unlikely to see bigger eDiscovery market news in 2016. Epiq Systems has reached agreement to be acquired by OMERS Private Equity and Harvest Partners, LP in a transaction valued at approximately $1 billion. The acquirers are majority shareholders … Continue reading

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Interview: Michael Jeffrey Glick of FRONTEO talks about the use of managed services in eDiscovery

Michael Jeffrey Glick is Senior Vice President – Managed Services at FRONTEO USA, formerly UBIC North America. I interviewed him when he was in London recently and asked him what is meant by the term “managed services”. A very wide … Continue reading

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A disputed predictive coding case from the UK – BCA Trading

We were a long time waiting for the publication of the judgment in Brown v BCA Trading and others, the first occasion, publicly at least, where the use of predictive coding was ordered by the court in the face of … Continue reading

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Discovery of video and audio: Ian Campbell demonstrates with iCONECT-XERA

Video turns up twice in this short story, once as the subject of an interview and once as the medium by which the interview is given. Let’s take the presentation medium first. What we have here is Bill Hamilton of the … Continue reading

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QuisLex opens large-scale review centre in New York

QuisLex is a legal services provider offering managed document review, contract and compliance management, legal spend management, and legal operations consulting services. Its largest operations centre is in Hyderabad where its core operational teams include a quality management team, a … Continue reading

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AccessData webinar on 3 August: Law firm best practices for simplifying eDiscovery

On Wednesday 3 August at 2.00pm ET, AccessData joins forces with Oklahoma law firm Crowe & Dunlevy to present a webinar called Law firm best practices for simplifying eDiscovery. Crowe & Dunlevy has recently implemented AccessData’s eDiscovery product Summation to … Continue reading

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Recommind is now OpenText

An article by Mark Barrenechea, CEO and CTO of OpenText, with the heading OpenText Expands eDiscovery, Content Analytics, and Cloud with Recommind Acquisition marks the completion of OpenText’s acquisition of Recommind. OpenText is already a leading provider of Enterprise Information Management … Continue reading

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Karyn Harty of McCann FitzGerald: eDiscovery in Ireland and the Irish Bank Resolution case

Karyn Harty is the Partner at McCann FitzGerald in Dublin who won the predictive coding argument in Irish Bank Resolution v Quinn. I interviewed her recently about that case and about the wider subject of eDiscovery in Ireland. Taking the … Continue reading

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Q&A: Reasons for using Viewpoint from Xerox Legal Business Services

LDM Global’s Joey Friedmann discusses how Xerox’s Viewpoint eDisclosure platform helps clients achieve greater efficiencies in eDisclosure projects. Viewpoint is an eDiscovery platform of Xerox Legal Business Services. It is available as a hosted platform or used behind the client’s … Continue reading

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The Microsoft Warrant appeal decision and US exceptionalism in a changing world

A kind person sent me the appeal decision in Microsoft v United States before the metaphorical ink was dry. Usually I could drop everything and deal with it, but its arrival coincided with one of those rare blog posts which … Continue reading

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iCONECT secures multi-million dollar funding to support development of iCONECT-XERA and other initiatives

The big eDiscovery business news of the week has been the multi-million dollar funding agreement announced by iCONECT. The agreement was reached with Fraser Mackenzie Merchant Capital who emphasised their faith both in the potential of iCONECT and in the strength … Continue reading

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Epiq talk on 15 July to Hong Kong Academy of Law about handling digital data

I have only just seen this the notice about a talk to be given tomorrow, 15 July, to the Hong Kong Academy of Law by Epiq about handling digital data with secure and forensically sound practices. The Hong Kong Academy … Continue reading

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Disclosing native files by default – proportionate common sense in any jurisdiction

From time to time, I mock the curious assertion that “US discovery is two years ahead of the UK and the rest of the world”. I did it most recently in my article about Legaltech Hong Kong where I referred … Continue reading

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Consilio paper: How technology can support data protection compliance

Today, the European Commission launched the EU–US Privacy Shield with the headline “Stronger protection for transatlantic data flows”. The European Commission press release is here and the reciprocal Remarks by the US Secretary of Commerce are here. This seems a … Continue reading

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The UK summer of 2016 explained for foreigners…oh, hold on, there’s news coming in..

I started this morning to write something about the UK for the benefit of those outside it who might be a bit confused with the multiple strands of chaos and confusion running in the few days since the Brexit referendum. … Continue reading

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Fronteo and Nuix partnership brings Nuix processing power to Fronteo products

I wrote recently about UBIC’s rebranding as Fronteo. Fronteo has got off to a good start with a strategic discovery partnership with Nuix. The agreement allows Fronteo to bring the speed and processing power of Nuix to the ever-growing volumes … Continue reading

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iCONECT brings out XERA-CONECT to keep you on top of eDiscovery projects on the move

I was sitting at dinner recently next to the wife of a US Federal Judge in the restaurant at the top of a Park Lane hotel. We were watching the passenger jets queueing for Heathrow and she had probably marked … Continue reading

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FTI webinar on 12 July: Smarter investigations in the App Age

As individuals, we all use our phones and tablets to create ever greater volumes of data in an ever widening range of formats. Every app brings new opportunities to create and store data and to communicate with others, and it … Continue reading

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eDiscovery Business Confidence survey: onward and upward?

I wrote this article before setting off on my recent trip to Amsterdam and Frankfurt. By the time I returned, the UK had voted to leave the EU – something which, like most people, I had not expected. I have … Continue reading

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Interview: Ed Spencer of Taylor Wessing on Pyrrho and predictive coding

In this video interview, I talk with Edward Spencer, the associate at Taylor Wessing who had the conduct of the eDiscovery application in Pyrrho Investments v MWB Property which resulted in the UK’s first court approval for the ue of … Continue reading

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eBook from AccessData to help CIOs and CISOs plan to meet changing demands

AccessData has published a guide to help corporate information technology executives with the strategic technology planning needed for legal, compliance, human resources and investigative teams across the organisation. The eBook is called CIO and CISO Guide to Digital Discovery Technology … Continue reading

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Update on Xerox business names after separation into two companies

In January 2016, Xerox announced that it planned to separate into two independent public companies by the end of 2016. Xerox has now announced that the new Business Processing Outsourcing (BPO) company will be called Conduent, Inc. while the Document … Continue reading

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FTI recorded webinar: predictive coding – the future of document review

FTI Consulting recently broadcast a webinar in conjunction with The Lawyer with the title Predictive coding – the future of document review? Its focus was the use of predictive coding technology in the UK, spurred by the judicial approval given … Continue reading

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Relativity Fest 2016 early bird registration includes the cost of a Relativity exam

The early bird registration rate of $950 for Relativity Fest remains open until 30 June. That price includes the cost of one Relativity exam as well as access to the many technical, legal and practical sessions. On top of that, there … Continue reading

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eDiscovery opportunities in the Brexit difficulty

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty”. Winston Churchill I spent last week doing a mini-tour of European cities, organised (and excellently) by AccessData. The theme was the collision between data … Continue reading

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Sebastian Ko of Epiq in Hong Kong talks about conducting eDiscovery in the Asia Pacific region

Sebastian Ko is Director, Document Review Services, for Epiq, based in Hong Kong. I had the opportunity to interview him when I was in Hong Kong earlier this year and I asked him about how Epiq handles the issues which … Continue reading

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Interview with Eddie Sheehy as he celebrates 10 years as CEO at Nuix

Eddie Sheehy, CEO of Nuix, has been with the company for ten years. To mark the occasion, the Nuix marketing department asked him ten questions about his time with a company which has seen remarkable growth in a very short … Continue reading

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Relativity webinar on 20 June: Mid-year briefing: 2016 data discovery case law

kCura is presenting a webinar on 20 June at 1:00pm ET whose purpose is to review data discovery case law at the half year point. Judicial decisions continue to shape the practice of law. 2015 brought the US yet further … Continue reading

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From Himmler to Theresa May to Trump to Microsoft + LinkedIn: why we need data protection

The condemnation in Godwin’s Law, the “Reductio ad Hitlerum”, does not apply to an article which legitimately begins with a record of Nazi atrocities in Berlin. The implied comparison between Heinrich Himmler and Chris Grayling is justified by their parallel … Continue reading

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Six enhancements to iCONECT-XERA in 2016

Barely a month goes by without news of some enhancement to iCONECT’s discovery review product iCONECT-XERA. This year they have included new functions, new relationships, and a new iCONECT Healthcare division. I have caught most of these as they emerged … Continue reading

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Epiq takes Relativity to China

Epiq has enhanced its status as a global provider of legal technology solutions and services by making kCura’s Relativity available in the People’s Republic of China. Epiq is a Relativity Orange Level, Best in Service hosting partner and has data … Continue reading

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Analytics Hub: Analytics-as-a-Service from Xerox Legal Business Services

Analytics Hub is a new service from Xerox Legal Business Services. Most people engaged in large eDiscovery exercises are used to calling on analytical tools built into their eDiscovery applications to help them extract useful information from large volumes of … Continue reading

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Browning Marean scholarships to attend ILTA in Washington – closing date 19 June

ILTA, the International Legal Technology Association, is sponsoring two scholarships for this year’s ILTA Conference in Washington DC between 28 August and 1 September. The scholarships are in honour of Browning Marean of DLA Piper US. One scholarship is to … Continue reading

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AccessData European tour: When data transfer collides with data privacy

I am just back from the Sedona Conference Programme on Cross-Border Discovery and Data Protection in Berlin, on which I will write shortly. I won’t put my suitcase away just yet, however, nor my notes from Berlin, because next week … Continue reading

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UBIC, Inc. and related subsidiaries to change corporate name to Fronteo

UBIC, which specialises in international litigation support and big data analysis, has announced that it is to change its corporate name and the corporate names of various subsidiaries to Fronteo, subject to shareholder approval. The name change serves two purposes: … Continue reading

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QuisLex gains awards and nominations for its legal services delivery

QuisLex provides outsourced legal services across a range of activities, not least the eDiscovery aspects of litigation and investigations. There is very much more to this than simply sitting teams of people down at computers to tick boxes. You get … Continue reading

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No surprises on either side as OpenText acquires Recommind

If I say that OpenText’s acquisition of Recommind, announced yesterday, is unsurprising, that does not make it uninteresting or unimportant. There have been rumours of an acquisition by the one and of the other for some time, although the names … Continue reading

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The Sedona Conference: Practical in-house approaches for cross-border discovery and data protection

The Sedona Conference has published Practical in-house approaches to cross-border discovery and data protection after several months of public comment on an earlier version. This is a disorientating area to practice in, particularly at the moment: We now have a … Continue reading

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David Wallack of NightOwl Discovery talks about portfolio management and harmonising discovery practices

In this interview I asked David Wallack, General Counsel and Director at NightOwl Discovery, what trends he saw and foresaw among NightOwl’s corporate clients. Many clients, David Wallack says, are re-evaluating both their own software purchases and the manner in … Continue reading

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Dean Gonsowski of kCura talks about the increasing role of clients in the management of eDiscovery

I have known Dean Gonsowski seemingly for ever as he combines business development with user and market education. He is now VP, Business Development at kCura, and I interviewed him at LegalTech New York about his role, and about changing … Continue reading

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Interview: Jenny Le of UBIC on how to engage with senior executives on cyber security risks

Jenny Le is Vice President, Discovery Services, at UBIC. That role extends beyond pure discovery matters and into other aspects of managing corporate data, including cyber security risk. In the interview below, I asked Jenny Le how one explains to senior … Continue reading

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Full marks for Peter Hibbert’s Electronic Evidence and eDisclosure Handbook

Peter Hibbert’s new book, the Electronic Evidence and eDisclosure Handbook, published by Sweet Maxwell, was waiting for me when I came back from one of my foreign trips. It has gazed reproachfully at me from my bookshelf ever since, as … Continue reading

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An accolade for FTI Ringtail data visualisation tools as lawyers ponder reading every document

I published an article earlier today called Read the documents and then decide their relevance. What – all of them? about a UK lawyer who had commented on an article about predictive coding, saying: As lawyers we like to see the documents, … Continue reading

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Read the documents and then decide their relevance. What – all of them?

An article in the Law Society Gazette is headed High Court backs predictive coding in first contested case. It is a report on the judgment which I mentioned briefly last week in which clients of BLP won the right to use predictive coding … Continue reading

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Now we have a contested predictive coding application succeeding in the UK

Yesterday morning, I moderated a panel at the IICE Summit on the subject of Pyrrho and predictive coding. Even as we were talking, the court was delivering a judgment in another case in favour of a party seeking to use … Continue reading

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Adi Elliott of Epiq talks about using the DMX eDiscovery Dashboards to gain business intelligence

Adi Elliott is Vice President, Market Planning, Discovery, for Epiq. I caught up with him in Hong Kong shortly after Epiq’s announcement of enhancements to the DMX eDiscovery Dashboards, and I asked him about them. The video interview is below. … Continue reading

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Guidance Software Data Risk and Privacy Survey results

Guidance Software undertakes a survey each year on some aspect of data management or data risk. This year, and unsurprisingly, the survey is about data risk and privacy, with the subtitle How concerned are organisations with data risk? The survey results, … Continue reading

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Discussing online courts as we fight about the cost of paper bundles. An institutional shambles

Two recent documents will be of interest to those who are concerned (in the widest sense of the word) with the development of online courts in England and Wales. If you wonder why this is of relevance to my generally ediscovery-focused … Continue reading

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FTI webcast on 25 May: what does the future hold for predictive coding?

I wrote recently about a webcast taking place on 25 May produced by FTI in conjunction with The Lawyer. We now have the details of the webcast which you can find here. Its title is What does the future hold … Continue reading

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Nuix webinar on 31 May: EU General Data Protection Regulation – Need to Knows

On 31 May, Nuix is presenting a webinar called EU General Data Protection Regulation – Need to Knows. The subject, and the panel, is a re-run of a session at the very successful Nuix Insider Conference in London on 23 … Continue reading

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Epiq webinar on 18 May: Understanding why REAL managed services and eDiscovery makes a REAL difference

Daniel Gold of Epiq is presenting a webinar on 18 May called Understanding why REAL managed services and eDiscovery makes a REAL difference. The capitalisation of the word REAL implies that some levels of service are less comprehensive than others. … Continue reading

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Easy data collections with iCONECT Xplorer

I remember somebody describing to me, years ago, the difficulties which they faced in collecting data from organisations with far-flung offices, including some in the remoter parts of northern Canada. In those days, someone would have to travel to each … Continue reading

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FTI publishes Forrester data privacy heat map

We are, perhaps, gradually winning the battle to persuade US lawyers, courts and regulators that the privacy and data protection requirements of other jurisdictions are not to be lightly ignored. When I first started talking about privacy in the US, … Continue reading

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The claimant who relied on photographs taken before the accident

I bang on a fair bit about the potentially discoverable evidence which we all create and carry around with us. It lies in diary entries, in our use of Google Maps, as social media posts, and in a wide range … Continue reading

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Pyrrho, GDPR, banking compliance and US-UK differences at the Relativity Spring Roadshow

I have written about the Relativity Spring Roadshow and linked to the products announced at it. I turn now to the four sessions which preceded CEO Andrew Sieja’s keynote. I will not try and summarise each of the panels, not … Continue reading

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ZyLAB webinar with ACEDS today: optimising your public disclosure and FOIA response process

ZyLAB is presenting a webinar today at 1:00pm EST in conjunction with ACEDS with the title Practical online workshop: optimising your public disclosure and FOIA response process. The emphasis in the webinar is on practical suggestions as to how cities, … Continue reading

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Panel sessions supplement the product announcements at the Relativity Spring Roadshow in London

We marvelled last year that kCura assembled an audience of 490 for its London Spring Roadshow. This year, more than 600 people assembled for what is kCura’s biggest event apart from Relativity Fest. Part of that increase reflects growing take-up … Continue reading

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Information management, investigations, compliance and eDiscovery in London on 18 to 19 May

The conference brand previously known as Information Governance and eDiscovery or, more colloquially, just “IQPC”, is this year called IICE – Information Management. Investigations. Compliance. EDiscovery. It takes place in London on 18 and 19 May and, as its predecessors … Continue reading

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Katie Jensen of Navigant talks about how to encourage UK lawyers to use predictive coding

Katie Jensen is Director, Legal Technology Solutions at Navigant. She is from the US, and therefore brings a perspective to the use of technology by UK lawyers which is slightly different from those used to our ways. I interviewed her … Continue reading

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Consilio: 11.5 million reasons for law firms to take data security seriously

Even before its acquisition of Huron Legal, Consilio was extending its range from international eDiscovery services into consultancy and pre-emptive advice to organisations about the management and control of information. Huron Legal’s range of services included a strong specialisation in … Continue reading

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Interview: Jim Vint of Navigant talks about the Navigant Reference Model

Jim Vint is a Managing Director in Navigant’s Global Legal Technology Solutions team which offers global eDiscovery and data analytics services to enable effective digital risk management. Navigant has launched what it calls the Navigant Reference Model, and I asked Jim … Continue reading

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Conversations on privacy and Pyrrho at the Relativity Spring Roadshow

kCura’s Relativity Spring Roadshow takes place on Tuesday 3 May at the Grange St Paul’s Hotel London. I have already written about it, but thought it worth observing that the Industry Sessions programme is now published in its full form and … Continue reading

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Daniel Pelc of NightOwl Discovery talks about mobile technology discovery

Daniel Pelc is Senior Consultant, eDiscovery Management, at NightOwl Discovery. His responsibilities include helping NightOwl’s clients with the management of mobile devices and data in anticipation of, or in reaction to, discovery demands for it. In this video interview, Daniel … Continue reading

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FTI webinar on 25 May: How predictive coding is changing the legal landscape

FTI Consulting is producing a webinar on 25 May in conjunction with The Lawyer on the changes we can expect from the use of predictive coding in litigation, investigations and related areas of compliance, and the resolution (and avoidance) of … Continue reading

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Recommind video: predictive coding and life after Pyrrho

Earlier this year, Recommind organised a panel session in the Crypt of St Paul’s to discuss the predictive coding judgment in Pyrrho Investments Ltd v MWB Property Ltd & Ors. I was one of the participants, and I wrote at … Continue reading

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EU in-depth analysis: the data protection regime in China

The European Parliament’s Directorate-General for Internal Policies, Policy Department C: Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs has produced an In-depth analysis of the data protection regime in China. Those who consider that the present privacy regime in the EU is complex … Continue reading

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ZyLAB introduces eDiscovery as a service

As I noted in a recent article, ZyLAB has been producing search software, and applying it to eDiscovery requirements, for many years. Most ZyLAB users own and manage their software in-house. ZyLAB now, however, delivers its eDiscovery solutions in a … Continue reading

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Relativity webinar on 27 April: From Ashley Madison to the eBay hack – cybersecurity best practices

Relativity is presenting a webinar on 27 April with the title From Ashley Madison to the eBay hack – cybersecurity best practices. It is said that one third of in-house counsel have admitted that their companies have experienced a data … Continue reading

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Consilio webinar with Exterro on 27 April: working with IT and Legal effectively

Consilio is producing a webinar in conjunction with Exterro for broadcast on 27 April with the title Working with IT / Legal effectively. It covers a long-standing issue within many organisations – communication between IT and legal departments. Legal and … Continue reading

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View from Xerox in Hong Kong: why cyber security needs in-house counsel

When I first started writing about the management of electronic documents, the subject was a contained one, at least from my perspective. I was then concerned solely with compliance with the eDisclosure rules in England and Wales. Over the years, … Continue reading

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Customers, products and people: Keith James, CEO of AccessData, talks about changes at the company

From the outside, we are seeing a lot of changes at AccessData. We are seeing developments in product, we are seeing new initiatives with clients, we are seeing new people. I asked CEO Keith James to give me an overview … Continue reading

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Epiq commentary on the effect of the UK Pyrrho predictive coding case in Hong Kong

The Law Society of Hong Kong has revamped its website, Hong Kong Lawyer, and to good effect. UK lawyers will find it all very familiar, with (as I write) recent articles about Calderbank offers and other things inherited or substantially copied … Continue reading

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Relativity Spring Roadshow in London on 3 May

Last year’s London Relativity Spring Roadshow was probably the largest single gathering of eDiscovery providers and users seen in the UK. This year’s Roadshow, taking place on 3 May at the Grange St Paul’s Hotel, will probably be even larger. Along … Continue reading

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Nuix webinar on 21 April: Insider threats – protecting data during eDiscovery

Nuix has a webinar on 21 April called Insider threats – protecting data during eDiscovery. I interviewed Michael Chance of Nuix on this subject in February. The webinar details are here, with the video interview below. All businesses are vulnerable to the risk of … Continue reading

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