Exterro's E-Discovery & Privacy Breakdown

The world of E-Discovery & Privacy is constantly changing – let us break it down for you with a weekly dose of News, Resources, Case Law, and Humor, all written in a concise and easy to understand format.

Exterro Now the Exclusive E-Discovery Software Partner of the Association of Corporate Counsel

Created on October 18, 2019


Marketing Communications & Events Manager at Exterro

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), a global legal association that promotes common professional and business interests of corporate in-house counsel, has selected their exclusive ACC Alliance Partner for E-Discovery Software: Exterro. “We are extremely pleased to be selected as the exclusive e-discovery software partner of the ACC Alliance Program,” said Exterro founder and CEO Bobby Balachandran. “Our mission is to help organizations address their litigation and compliance risks more effectively and at a lower cost, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to work collaboratively with the ACC and its... Read More

The Vexing Question of "Possession, Custody, Control" in Today's Digital Age

Created on October 18, 2019


Director of Marketing at Exterro

Pentel v. Shepard (D. Minn. Aug. 8, 2019) re-enforces that in today’s digital world, the question of whether a party has possession, custody or control over information requested to be produced is a vexing one. In this case, a wireless service provider with records of old text messages was in the defendants’ control. Overview:In this business conspiracy case, the plaintiff motioned the court to compel the defendant to produce allegedly relevant text messages. The defendant argued that he didn’t need to produce the text messages because he no longer had “possession, custody or... Read More

Friday Funnies - Exterro's Meme Series: Angry Pumpkin Edition

Created on October 18, 2019


Chief Marketing Officer at Exterro

Who's afraid of Michael Myers when there's a killer pumpkin on the loose? Hey, maybe that poor guy was gonna get to it—after they ate a little Halloween candy. At least your legal hold process is defensible, right?  If you're looking for an additional laugh, you can always visit our entire catalog of E-Discovery Memes and Cartoons, and feel free to share the fun with friends and colleagues. Remember, E-Discovery is always better when you have a sense of humor. Cheers! Read More

2019 Benchmarking Report Review: Legal Teams Aren’t Prepared for Privacy & Cybersecurity Regulations

Created on October 11, 2019


Content Manager at Exterro

Exterro released our annual In-House Benchmarking Report today: A survey report with nearly 200 respondents that offers readers a glimpse behind the curtain of other corporate (and small firm) e-discovery and data governance operations. The report explores how e-discovery team growth has expanded—and continues to expand—across organizational business units, and where teams are focusing their growth and spend efforts. Traditionally, the survey has taken a purely e-discovery-based focus to its line of questioning, but we expanded this year to add a few questions regarding data privacy. The results were so surprising that... Read More

7 Advanced Legal Hold Tips

Created on October 11, 2019


Content Manager at Exterro

It can be easy to become complacent with your legal hold process: It works and you’d rather focus on other areas in e-discovery. But like any high-functioning organizational process, building a great e-discovery program starts with ensuring you’re running “the basics” efficiently. The choices you make at the start of your e-discovery process (which begins with collection) will greatly affect how defensible, efficient, and expensive the successive activities will be. But what do you do once your team has established strong foundational processes? How do you move forward and tighten processes even... Read More

Friday Funnies - Exterro's Meme Series: "I Don't Know Who Needs to Hear This, But..." Edition

Created on October 11, 2019


Marketing Communications & Events Manager at Exterro

PSA: Like, seriously. So, maybe not a lot of people are ready for the California Consumer Privacy Act. But the good news is there are a lot of good resources out there to help set your organizations up for success! And as the worlds of e-discovery and data privacy continue to converge, we'll be here to continue to provide you with great information—and hopefully a few laughs.  If you're looking for an additional laugh, you can always visit our entire catalog of E-Discovery Memes and Cartoons, and feel free to share the fun with friends... Read More

3 Ways to Simplify E-Discovery Across the Extended Enterprise

Created on October 4, 2019


Director of Marketing at Exterro

When you think about the challenges to developing a simplified e-discovery process, what comes to mind? Chances are, a handful of words stand out—words like “cost,” “time,” and “risk,” to name a few. However, those are also words you can use to describe an e-discovery process that hasn’t totally matured yet. Without a simplified e-discovery process that’s efficient across all your business functions, there’s a good chance you’re spending more money and time than you’d like, and potentially putting your organization at a greater risk than is necessary. Let’s take a look... Read More