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.

E-Discovery Summer Playlist: Ron Rambo's Top Jams!

Created on September 18, 2019


Content Manager at Exterro

In the final week of our Summer E-Discovery Mix Tape blog post series it's time to hear from our Content Marketing Manager, Ron Rambo! Looking for ways to be more productive at work? Download our Legal Project Management Checklist here.This is it: The final week of summer. It's a joyous time for those stocking their refrigerators with pumpkin beers and filling their coffee cups with pumpkin spice lattes—but not for yours truly! As an avid fan of both great music and blue skies, it pains me to look out the window of the Exterro... Read More

Case Law Alert: Expensive Production Request Deemed "Costly Fishing Expedition"

Created on September 17, 2019


Director of Marketing at Exterro

Pentel v. Shepard (D. Minn. Aug. 8, 2019) re-enforces that for a request for production to be deemed proportional, not only does the data need to be relevant to the case, but the data must help prove the requesting party’s claims or defense.Overview:In this class-action privacy lawsuit, the plaintiffs sought to compel a non-party to produce information that would showcase what specific private data was improperly accessed by the defendants. In addition, the plaintiffs asked the defendants to review that data for responsiveness.The non-party rejected to producing the requested information because it would be “unduly burdensome because of the volume of responsive information and... Read More

5 Things We Learned at inFusion ’19

Created on September 13, 2019


Content Manager at Exterro

Exterro Chief Executive Officer Bobby Balachandran delivers the welcome presentation at inFusion '19 Exterro’s 10th annual inFusion event wrapped up yesterday, and with more than 20 presentations and advanced certification sessions, it was—as CEO Bobby Balachandran promised—the biggest and best yet. With inFusion ’19 officially in the books, let’s look back at some of the key takeaways that e-discovery and data privacy professionals can carry into the final stretch of this year—and next year. 1. E-Discovery and Data Privacy are two wings of the same bird. We are facing large-scale, structural... Read More

Google Fined For Violating Privacy Rules

Created on September 13, 2019


Content Manager at Exterro

YouTube, the popular video sharing service owned by Google, will be fined a record $170 million by the Federal Trade Commission for illegally collecting personal information from children without the consent of their parents. The $170 million fine is the most ever charged for violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule, which imposes certain requirements on the operators of websites that are directed at children under 13 years old that knowingly collect their personal information. The FTC and the New York Attorney General say YouTube violated the rule by collecting... Read More

Friday Funnies: Exterro's E-Discovery Meme Series - Over-Preserving Edition

Created on September 13, 2019


Digital Marketing Manager

We all know this look. Whether it comes from your child, significant other, another family member or a friend—or your organization’s General Counsel—it probably says the same thing: “What are you doing?” And that’s a good question: What are you doing? If you’re still over-preserving your data, take a step back and get a closer look at your processes: Read our Comprehensive Guide to E-Discovery Preservation. Because it’s never too late to avoid the shame caused by that look. If you're looking for an additional laugh, you can always visit our entire catalog... Read More

Let Us Give $20 to Charity in Your Name

Created on September 6, 2019


Content Manager at Exterro

Last year, Exterro released our 3rd Annual In-House Benchmarking Report. With more than 100 respondents in 2018, we raised more than $2,000 for Stand Up To Cancer, the American Red Cross, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation—and we thank everyone who participated in the survey for helping out! Now, we're back at it again. For the next two-and-a-half weeks, from today until September 19, we'll be collecting the opinions of in-house legal professionals on the state of legal project management, satisfaction with in-house and outside legal performance, e-discovery practices, and—new to this year’s... Read More

E-Discovery Summer Playlist: David Figliulo's Top Jams!

Created on September 6, 2019


Digital Marketing Manager

In the seventh week of our Summer E-Discovery Mix Tape blog post series it's time to hear from our Digital Marketing Manager, David Figliulo! Looking for ways to be more productive at work? Download our Legal Project Management Checklist here.Hello friends! A new face around the office, I'm David, Exterro's digital marketing manager. So, if you find a broken link, send it my way—seriously! Whether I'm plugging away at the standing desk, or on the road, these are a few of my favorite songs. You can expect some indie, some pop, and... Read More