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Legal GRC in Contrast to Legal's Role in Enterprise GRC

Created on April 26, 2021


By Michael Rasmussen, GRC2020 Pundit & Analyst In today’s global business environment, a broad spectrum of economic, political, social, legal, and regulatory changes continually takes the organization to a new level of strategic and tactical complexity and creating commensurate pressures on business performance. The legal department has become essential in navigating this risk in today’s complex, dynamic, distributed, and disrupted business environment. In this context, legal plays multiple roles in the organization.One role is as an advisor to the business to ensure the organization can reliably achieve objectives (governance), while addressing uncertainty... Read More

They Tried to Charge Me £216 ($296) for My Data!

Created on April 9, 2021


The following was written by Sam Holt, International Engineering Team Leader & Digital Forensics Pre-Sales at Exterro and posted on his LinkedIn page. It's true. A company (who shall remain nameless) tried to charge me £216 ($296) to access the data they held about me on their systems.I was moving house not too long ago, and as part of the long and tedious process, all documentation about every aspect of the property is required by your buyers solicitors (and rightly so too).I was asked for a specific certificate relating to the installation... Read More

“What a Long, Strange Trip it’s Been” to This Year’s E-Discovery Day!

Created on December 2, 2020


Written by Doug Austin, Editor of eDiscovery Today. If you’re from my generation, you probably recognize that phrase as a lyric from the Grateful Dead’s classic rock song Truckin'. But it’s an apt description for the “trip around the sun” we’ve all taken over the last twelve months since the last E-Discovery Day happened—on December 4th of last year. Last year’s E-Discovery Day had (as always) many webcasts and in-person events, including one where I live in Houston (which I attended). I also covered the event as a daily blogger (as I’ve... Read More

5 E-Discovery Insights from 5 Years of Surveying Federal Judges

Created on November 24, 2020


Molly Scott This is a guest blog post from Georgetown Law's Molly Scott. Molly is the Senior Director of CLE Programming for the Department of Executive and Continuing Legal Education at Georgetown Law. A few decades ago, few lawyers would have thought that the idea of legal competency would come to include understanding and advising on technical issues surrounding the discovery of electronic information. But over the last 15 years, technological savvy has become a requirement for lawyers to truly serve their clients competently. That means understanding things like the implications of collecting... Read More

Squaring the Proliferation of Virtual Meetings—A New Threat for E-Discovery—with Organizational Data Retention Standards

Created on September 16, 2020


By Courtney Murphy, E-Discovery Attorney, Clark Hill PLC Over the last several months, the COVID-19 outbreak has pushed organizations to either add new videoconferencing options to their technology repertoire or scale up an existing solution to accommodate much larger segments of their workforces. Now, with employees routinely holding remote meetings, it may be a good time to ask: What is happening with the data being generated by these video meetings? Many common videoconferencing software include the ability to record; before the recent shift to work from home, how did your organization handle... Read More

Piecing Together the eDiscovery “Puzzle” is More Challenging Than Ever: Part 3

Created on July 21, 2020


Written by Doug Austin, Editor of eDiscovery Today. Piecing together the eDiscovery “puzzle” has become more difficult than ever, with so many new sources of ESI than ever before to manage. In part one of this series, we discussed some resources and challenges associated with social media discovery and in part two we discussed discovery of mobile devices and messaging/collaboration apps. In this conclusion, we will discuss discovery of audio/video files and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Audio and Video FilesThis category overlaps with others, but I’ve broken it out because it... Read More

Piecing Together the eDiscovery “Puzzle” is More Challenging Than Ever: Part 2

Created on July 15, 2020


Written by Doug Austin, Editor of eDiscovery Today. Last time, we discussed how difficult piecing together the eDiscovery “puzzle” has become, with so many new sources of ESI than ever before to manage, and we discussed some resources and challenges associated with social media discovery. Today, let’s take a look at discovery of mobile devices and messaging/collaboration apps. Mobile DevicesWho doesn’t have a mobile device these days? Whether issued by the organization or owned directly by the custodian and used under the company’s Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy, mobile devices are... Read More