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Data Privacy & Security

Data Privacy and Security is now part of every organisation’s compliance requirements. The requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) impose rigorous obligations on and compliance is required if those organisations have an establishment in the EU, if they offer goods and services in the EU, or if they monitor the behaviour of individuals in the EU.
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EDT Breaks Out of the Echo Chamber with Think Tank Meeting Before LEGALWEEK NYC Conference

Commentators have bemoaned the fact that legal technology conferences are becoming mostly about solutions for and discussions between the world’s largest law firms and corporations. Most recently, Bob Ambrogi made that point in his column in Above the Law: Legal Tech For The Legal Elite: Observations Of Two Conferences but added in an additional point. Bob noted a tweet from Jeffrey Carr, General Counsel of Univar, that said… “... how about asking what the customer wants - not what residents of #LawLand want or need? Customers want results & outputs — not activity and inputs. They want Delivered Value — Effectiveness + Efficiency + Experience (customer’s)
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What’s Wrong With eDiscovery Today? Déjà Vu All Over Again

Jo Sherman and Tom O’Connor spoke on a webinar entitled “What’s Wrong with eDiscovery Today?” We didn’t want this to be another discussion of how TAR or analytics aren’t be used effectively but, rather, a look at the failed promises of technology as well as the human failures of eDiscovery. Both Jo and Tom felt strongly that the overall problem was indeed human, due to the way professionals approach eDiscovery in today's litigation world. Finally, they wanted to discuss how those problems could be fixed.
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Can Microsoft Office 365 Deliver eDiscovery Nirvana for the Left-Hand Side of the EDRM?

All the recent emphasis on using AI and predictive coding at the review stage of an eDiscovery project has led many commentators, most notably Craig Ball, to comment that the initial stages of such projects are being overlooked. This neglect of the left side of the EDRM is problematic because failing to collect and preserve efficiently will inevitably led to equally inefficient or even ineffective review. This article will diagnosis that problem, offer some solutions, and then raise some interesting questions.
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GDPR Meets E-Discovery

If you think the looming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is just a European anomaly that won’t have impact ‘across the pond’, think again. In the wake of the Facebook, Cambridge Analytica data breach, the GDPR will trigger a new privacy paradigm that will have broad, international ramifications.
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Should litigators think like investigators when using eDiscovery tools?

Blindly applying the hammer of keywords in e-discovery cannot be the only tool in the “litigator’s toolkit”.
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