Exterro and FTI Consulting recently hosted a webcast, “Understanding the E-Discovery Implications of Employee Status Changes.” The presentation addressed the risk of corporate data spoliation caused by employment status changes, such as departures or departmental transfers. Presenters Antonio Rega, managing director at FTI Consulting, and Scott Giordano, corporate technology counsel at Exterro, examined the issue and offered a number of best practices and technology considerations surrounding this very common challenge.
The full, one-hour webcast is available for on-demand viewing. Antonio and Scott also took part in a 5-minute webcast synopsis presentation, which highlights the major webcast themes and best practices. Both video recordings can be accessed for free here.
The webcast discussion generated several audience questions that couldn’t be worked into the live broadcast. Some of those questions, along with responses from Antonio and Scott, are posted below. Read more
Following is a guest post by Scott M. Giordano, Exterro’s corporate technology counsel, who is attending the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ (IAPP) Global Privacy conference this week in Washington, D.C.
I’m attending the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ (IAPP) Global Privacy Conference and one of the keynote speakers, David Brin, offered an interesting perspective that might offer some hope for resolving the seemingly intractable conflict between U.S. and EU approaches to privacy protection. Read more
By: Andrew Bartholomew
This is the second post in our series on cloud-based e-discovery. Our first post addressed key security and privacy considerations.
The first generation of cloud-based e-discovery applications were largely designed to offer users a “quick fix” and offered limited functionality and paltry features. Many of the organizations that invested in such systems have grown frustrated by their inability to handle the complexities of modern day e-discovery demands. Read more
By Mike Hamilton, J.D.
In-house litigation attorneys are busy people. Unlike most law firm attorneys, these legal professionals must be, among many other things, project managers. They manage multiple teams, including outside attorneys, internal litigation support and outside vendors across a variety of matters. In the past, during the paper age, in-house attorneys didn’t have to worry about e-discovery considerations such as metadata, forensic collections or search terms. But the electronically stored information (ESI) age has brought with it an added layer of complexity that often leads to details being mismanaged or overlooked amidst so many converging tasks.
Case in point, Skepnek v. Roper & Twardowsky, LLC (D. Kan. Jan. 27, 2014), which saw the defendants fail to produce email attachments after the discovery order declared that they must produce “all internal communications among defendants” relevant to the case. Read more
Hosted by Exterro & FTI Technology
Air Date: February 26, 2014
While employee movements are a routine element of modern business life, they take on critical significance in the context of e-discovery, where failing to properly track employees can very easily result in data spoliation and severe sanctions.
- Webcast poll: Most attendees are still trying to formulate a process around preserving data when employees transition/terminate.
- Best practices around preserving data during an employee change or departure event: Detect. Act. Track.
- BYOD policies are imperative to effectively managing and tracking data when an employee departs or changes roles at an organization
Don’t have 60 minutes? Watch the 5-minute webcast recap.