Exterro's E-Discovery & Privacy Breakdown // Ron J. Rambo Jr.

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 Ranks #2 Among Most-Trusted E-Discovery Software Providers

Created on June 12, 2020

Content Manager at Exterro

A recent survey from analyst firm IDC highlighting e-discovery software and services vendors found Exterro ranked second among 17 software providers. The top-ranked provider for trustworthiness was Relatively, which the report noted has a long history in e-discovery, "so it is no surprise that it tops the software list." "Many believe the eDiscovery market to be mature but the plurality of vendors in this market illustrates just how much there is left to do," reads the report. Additionally, the survey asked about trustworthiness among e-discovery services vendors, asking participants who they trusted the... Read More

Overcoming the Legal Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) Challenges Facing Businesses Today

Created on May 21, 2020

Content Manager at Exterro

Many business challenges—such as complying with privacy laws or implementing robust data minimization policies and procedures—now span organizational units. In terms of legal and compliance, those challenges break down primarily into three major threats: New data privacy laws that grant consumers new rights over their personal dataData breaches and the resulting fines and reputational risk involvedEnsuring preservation of relevant data for criminal or civil litigation The converging priorities among Legal, Privacy, Compliance, Security, and IT teams within global enterprises has created a new reality for Chief Legal Officers and General Counsel everywhere... Read More

Building a Data Inventory at Your Organization

Created on May 19, 2020

Content Manager at Exterro

What is a Data Inventory (or a Data Map)? A data inventory (sometimes referred to as a data map or data mapping), is a comprehensive catalog of data assets held by an organization. A well-maintained data inventory includes up-to-date and detailed information (metadata) as well as the source of the data within the organization. Built correctly, a data map can provide important insights into the types of data an organization collects, where it is, who has access to it, and how that data is being used.The use of data mapping allows... Read More

Gmail E-Discovery Capabilities Get a Boost with Exterro's New Integration

Created on May 15, 2020

Content Manager at Exterro

A couple years ago, Google did some retooling to Gmail. Some of those changes—like self-destructing emails and information right management (IRM)—created some new challenges for attorneys and others in involved in e-discovery operations. Essentially, Google’s updates made ESI collection and preservation more difficult—which could create concerns when it comes to legal holds. Recently, Exterro released a new integration with Google G-Suite, which enables the proactive preservation, collection, review, and analysis of data available within Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive, and Google Vault. This integration significantly reduces the risk of data spoliation, and... Read More

In-House Legal Departments Can Still Win—Even with Tighter Budgets—During COVID-19

Created on May 8, 2020

Content Manager at Exterro

In early March, Exterro partnered with Blickstein Group and Corporate Counsel Business Journal (CCBJ) for our 4th Annual Study of Effective Legal Spend Management, which takes a closer look at the budgetary plans and hurdles that in-house legal departments are juggling, and how their strategies for the coming year reflect their expectations. It’s fair to say that few imagined they’d be in the situations they’re in now. These 52 legal departments from businesses of all sizes were mostly looking at techniques for control their spend prior to the COVID-19 crisis; now, some... Read More

Friday Funnies: Exterro's Meme Series - Apocalypse Edition

Created on April 16, 2020

Content Manager at Exterro

Things aren't exactly how we all imagined they would be right now, and that's putting it lightly. In these challenging times, we're here to provide education and techniques for weathering the storm as best as possible. Who says e-discovery isn't funny? 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

Employee Movement in the Time of COVID-19

Created on April 16, 2020

Content Manager at Exterro

Without the right technology, tracking custodian status changes—such as departures, departmental transfers, or extended leaves of absence—is one of the more difficult jobs for in-house legal professionals involved in legal holds and preserving electronically store information (ESI). Employee movements are mostly unavoidable for any large company, given that the annual employee separation rate is around 15%. A company with about 5,000 employees might see an average of 750 employee departures (and presumably, new hires) each year, given the 15% rate. But over the last month, as COVID-19 has ravaged the U.S. economy... Read More