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Meet the People Changing Lives with Exterro FTK: Simon Whitburn, Exterro GM and VP of International Markets

Created on May 31, 2023

Legal GRC Market Analyst at Exterro

Our first round of Changing Lives interviews wraps up with this interview with Simon Whitburn, Exterro's General Manager for International Markets, providing a high-level overview of how Exterro software helps organizations manage their data, mitigating the risks it poses and being more efficient with how they leverage it, as well as insight into how Exterro's digital forensics software helps law enforcement officials solve crimes and prevent terrorist attacks.  Just another day at the office, right? It is, when the technology solution you offer has as much potential to change lives as Exterro's does. And... Read More

5 Key Takeaways from the 2023 ACC Legal Technology Report

Created on May 31, 2023

Legal GRC Market Analyst at Exterro

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) and Exterro, the leader in Legal GRC software, once again partnered on an in-depth survey of in-house legal departments, this time producing the 2023 Legal Technology Report for In-House Legal Professionals. With survey responses from 252 in-house counsel and legal operations professionals across 22 countries, this report presents the types of legal technology organizations are using and their perceived effectiveness, purchasing behavior, and top technology challenges. The results reveal a number of trends in the legal technology market, and in-house legal professionals should be aware of some key takeaways... Read More

The FTC Is Flexing Its Muscles: What Does It Mean for Privacy Professionals?

Created on May 25, 2023

Legal GRC Market Analyst at Exterro

So much happens so fast in the realm of consumer privacy protection these days that it’s easy to lose sight of the forest for the trees. State legislatures are passing laws with increasing regularity. Data protection authorities in Europe and across the world issue stunning seven-, eight-, and nine-figure fines. And consumers’ increasing attention to and demand for privacy rights shows no sign of diminishing. Perhaps the most notable lack of action is Congress’s failure to pass a comprehensive consumer privacy law, but that doesn’t mean the federal government isn’t active. The... Read More

Remote Investigations Are Here to Stay

Created on May 23, 2023

Legal GRC Market Analyst at Exterro

Despite well-publicized demands from CEOs and other executives, the modern workforce will almost certainly never be fully onsite again. While some surveys show remote work almost back to pre-pandemic levels, other surveys find that four to five times as many workers work remotely as did just four years ago. Even if workers are frequently onsite, corporate network infrastructure has also evolved. Hard perimeters are largely a thing of the past, and workers frequently use their smartphones, laptops, and other devices off-network and off-VPN. Organizations must account for cybersecurity risks both inside and... Read More

How to Build an Effective Legal Ops Dashboard

Created on May 18, 2023

Vice President, Customer Success and Global Support

A colleague I once had was fond of the phrase, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” While there are of course exceptions to this rule, I think it’s an excellent starting point for explaining the goals, purpose, and design of a legal ops dashboard. A good dashboard is specific to the organization and its particular needs. Consider the problem, the data you have available, and who your stakeholders are. Put simply, not all dashboards are created equal, and you can’t always use the same dashboard for differing purposes, due... Read More

Case Law Alert: Google’s Failure to Suspend Auto-Delete Policy Results in Sanctions

Created on May 16, 2023

Legal GRC Market Analyst at Exterro

As organizations continue to use instant messaging collaboration tools like Google Chat, and Slack, it's imperative that legal teams take accountability and work proactively with IT teams to ensure data related to litigation is preserved or risk e-discovery sanctions. Overview: In this antitrust case, the plaintiff motioned for e-discovery sanctions against the defendant for not preserving Google Chat messages. During discovery, plaintiffs asked Google about a “curious lack of [Google] Chat messages in its document productions.” Google responded that chats are typically deleted after 24 hours and that they did not... Read More

Meet the People Changing Lives with Exterro FTK: Nick Rich, Exterro Director of Sales

Created on May 10, 2023

Legal GRC Market Analyst at Exterro

As we've seen through the interviews we've conducted in our series, there are lots of ways that Exterro software changes lives. In the public sector, Exterro helps exonerate the innocent, deliver justice to the guilty, and provide closure for victims. For the police forensic analysts conducting these investigations, Exterro helps them fulfill their promise to protect and serve their communities, all while mitigating the potential stressors of overwork and traumatic materials. In the private sector, Exterro helps investigators looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack find it, unlocking the answers to internal... Read More