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Meet the People Changing Lives with Exterro FTK: Detective Sergeant John Price

Created on February 1, 2023


Legal GRC Market Analyst at Exterro

Working at a software company, especially one that works primarily in the B2B space, it's understandable to feel that the impact of the work is... diluted? Maybe not as direct and life-changing as other work might be?  But that's really not the case at Exterro. As the company behind the gold standard for digital forensic investigations, FTK Forensic Toolkit, the work we do at Exterro really does change lives. Check out the video below, with Detective Sergeant John Price, Team Leader, Digital Forensics/Incident Response for the West Midlands Police for the first in this series of... Read More

Data Privacy Alert: What Happens When a Password Vault Is Breached?

Created on January 31, 2023


Director of Marketing, Privacy

Learn about the data breaches at password vault company LastPass that potentially compromised millions of user passwords and accounts. Overview Download the full alert here! This data breach incident began in August 2022, when a criminal gained access to the company’s development environment and stole source code and technical information that allowed it to target an employee. The hacker eventually gained access to credentials and keys, which allowed them to gain access to LastPass’s third-party cloud storage service in November 2022, gaining access to customer information. These incidents are not the... Read More

Make Sure You're Complying with the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act with this Checklist from Exterro

Created on January 30, 2023


Legal GRC Market Analyst at Exterro

The Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA) was signed into law in March 2021, making Virginia the second state in the United States to pass comprehensive data privacy legislation, and went into effect on January 1, 2023. Businesses of all sizes are expected to comply with its provisions--at a baseline, organizations that control or process data on 100,000 or more Virginians or that process or control data on 25,000 Virginians and derive half their revenue from the sale of personal information must comply with its provisions. But the provisions are complicated. Organizations may... Read More

5 E-Discovery and Compliance Lessons from across the Globe

Created on January 27, 2023


Legal GRC Market Analyst at Exterro

The trends in data privacy, security, and litigation over the past several years are clear and unmistakable. Data volumes and sources are growing exponentially. Governments and regulators are imposing restrictions on how organizations collect, manage, and process the data they hold. To meet their obligations and minimize their risks, organisations must invest in people, processes, and technology to understand what data they hold, where they hold it, and why. And, upon demand, they must be able to find, review, and produce relevant documents out of their vast stores of data on tight... Read More

Case Law Alert: TAR: Use it at the Beginning of E-Discovery or Potentially Lose it

Created on January 27, 2023


Vice President, E-Discovery

Both sides must agree to entering into a TAR protocol. In In re Allergan Biocell Textured Breast Implant Products Liability Litigation (D.N.J. Oct. 25, 2022), asking for a change in review methodology in the middle of the review process was unacceptable, since both sides weren’t in agreement. Overview In this case, the defendants proposed to the court to use technology assisted review (TAR) to review and produce documents. The plaintiffs argued against the use of TAR. In defense of using TAR, the defendants argued the following: TAR is “standard practice and commonly... Read More

Exterro’s Getting Bigger (Again) with the Acquisition of Zapproved

Created on January 20, 2023


Legal GRC Market Analyst at Exterro

Today, Exterro announced that it has acquired Zapproved, a provider of e-discovery software known for its strong customer outcomes. The acquisition of Zapproved is another step forward for Exterro and its signature technology, a holistic legal governance, risk, and compliance (LGRC) platform that empowers customers to proactively and defensibly manage their legal governance, risk and compliance obligations. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. This is the third acquisition by Exterro in the LGRC space, following acquisitions of Jordan Lawrence in 2019 and Access Data in 2020. Exterro’s platform extends beyond... Read More

I Love It When A Plan Comes Together: 7 Tips When Creating An E-Discovery Action Plan

Created on January 20, 2023


Legal GRC Market Analyst at Exterro

Having a plan of action when facing unforeseen events gives everyone involved a feeling of security and safety. In case of fire, we know the exits, meeting places, and the all-clear signal. When contractions are five minutes apart, the suitcase is packed, the car is running, and the hospital's check-in process is memorized. So when a legal hold is initiated against your company, are you prepared in the same way? E-Discovery can be complex, time-consuming, and costly—“just winging it" is not an option. Having an action plan in place before a legal... Read More