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Exterro FTK® Wins Best Security, Defense or Law Enforcement IT Project of the Year

Created on November 11, 2022


Legal GRC Market Analyst at Exterro

Back in May, when Exterro announced the deployment of FTK Central® by the West Midlands Police Force, we were pretty excited. It was a pioneering project, paving the way for a UK-spanning, national digital forensics service, enabling cases to be worked on remotely, officers to collaborate, and cases to be resolved at speed. Today, we’re thrilled that the UK IT Industry Awards have recognized the hard work and technology innovation that Exterro, Microsoft, and the West Midlands Police Force have achieved together, selecting us as the Best Security, Defense or Law Enforcement... Read More

Data Privacy Alert: Uber’s Former CSO Convicted of Crimes Related to Data Breach

Created on November 11, 2022


Director of Marketing, Privacy

In October 2022, a jury found Uber’s former chief security officer guilty of two crimes associated with a data breach at the transportation company. It is the first criminal conviction of a senior executive for obstructing an investigation into cybersecurity program compliance and concealing a cyber incident from regulators. Overview On October 5, 2022, a federal jury in the Northern District of California returned guilty verdicts against Joseph Sullivan on two counts: obstruction of justice and misprision of a felony. The charges stem from the role Sullivan played in responding to... Read More

It's Time to Check Out the E-Discovery Day 2022 Schedule!

Created on November 4, 2022


Legal GRC Market Analyst at Exterro

If you're an e-discovery buff visiting the blog, you'll be pleased to know that Exterro, in partnership with the Association for Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM), and eDiscovery Today just announced the webcast and in-person event schedule for the 8th annual E-Discovery Day on December 1, 2022. You can check out the press release on our site here, or read on for additional details! As you probably know, E-Discovery Day is an annual event in which the e-discovery industry comes together to celebrate the vital and growing role that... Read More

Exterro Study Reveals Data Privacy Compliance Initiatives Mired in Ad Hoc, Manual Processes

Created on November 4, 2022


Legal GRC Market Analyst at Exterro

New Privacy Compliance Readiness Survey Finds Critical Gaps Facing Legal and Privacy Teams Amidst Mounting Regulatory Pressures Exterro, Inc., the preferred provider of Legal GRC software specifically designed for in-house legal, privacy, and IT teams at Global 2000 and Am Law 200 organizations, today announced key findings from a new Privacy Compliance Readiness Survey which polled privacy and compliance leaders at a cross-section of North American organizations on their data privacy compliance priorities to gauge their ability to meet these regulatory requirements. “As this new study makes clear, organizations of all sizes... Read More

Case Law Alert: Mysterious Text Messages Leads to Broader E-Discovery Parameters

Created on November 4, 2022


Vice President, E-Discovery

E-Discovery is an iterative process. In Advanced Magnesium Alloys Corp. v. Dery (S.D. Ind. Aug. 5, 2022), the court re-affirmed that notion, ruling that search terms should evolve as the parties learn more about their case, including local jargon used in communications between custodians privy to the lawsuit. Overview In this case about two businesses illegally conspiring to secure a third-party investment, the plaintiff requested that one of the defendants produce all text messages between two executives during a one-month period to provide context around already produced text messages. During e-discovery... Read More

Data Privacy Alert: Norwegian DPA’s Interpretation of Consent Sets New International Standard

Created on October 28, 2022


Director of Marketing, Privacy

In 2021, the Norwegian data protection authority, Datatilyset, issued an $11.7 million fine against the gay social media application, Grindr, for violating users’ consent under GDPR. When viewed in concert with recent trends, it is apparent that Datailyset’s definition of consent—requiring it to be specific, informed, freely given, unambiguous, and granular—will require organizations to transform how they obtain and manage consumer consent. Overview Datatilyset issued an administrative fine of NOK 100,000,000 (approximately €10 million) for its failure to comply with GDPR rules on consent. They found that Grindr shared user data... Read More

FTK Over the Air: Training the Next Generation of Digital Forensics Experts

Created on October 28, 2022


Legal GRC Market Analyst at Exterro

Many of the folks who read our content about digital forensics are well-established professionals. They might work in law enforcement, or maybe they've transitioned into a career in the private sector. But they're more concerned with picking up new techniques they can use, or staying up to date on the latest technology that's come out.  A lot of these pros came of age when there wasn't a clearly defined educational path to digital forensics. They may have been in law enforcement and needed to figure out how to find evidence on... Read More