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.

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

Created on May 8, 2020


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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

Data Retention? Data Minimization? Defensible Deletion? Explore It All Here

Created on April 8, 2020


Content Manager at Exterro

Data privacy and cybersecurity regulations like the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and California’s Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) have dramatically expanded consumer privacy rights—and there are more laws like them on the horizon. This regulatory increase has led to the need to establish better privacy measures across enterprises, which includes minimizing legal risks and exposure to data breaches. One approach to solving this problem is through better data retention practices to help minimize the amount of data an organization stores—which is sometimes referred to as defensible deletion. At its core, data... Read More

A Closer Look at E-Discovery Process Maturity Across Organizations & Industries

Created on April 2, 2020


Content Manager at Exterro

Two years ago, Exterro and EDRM partnered to develop a simple, multiple-choice E-Discovery Maturity Quiz based on EDRM’s E-Discovery Maturity Self-Assessment Test (eMSAT-1). We compiled more than 600 responses to build this anonymous aggregate report that provides insight into how organizations are grading their e-discovery processes. This data spans industries, organization sizes, and the entire e-discovery cycle from information governance to matter closing. Respondents answered 20 questions that graded their e-discovery maturity on the following scale from 1 to 5. This report extracts, analyzes, and visually represents some of the most interesting... Read More

A Quick Breakdown of E-Discovery Case Law: 2018 - 2019

Created on March 13, 2020


Content Manager at Exterro

The Comprehensive E-Discovery Case Law Guide takes a closer look at the last two years of judicial rulings, and breaks down more than 40 cases that directly affect three major e-discovery concepts: spoliation of data, reasonable and proportional requests, and the impacts of new data types and technology-assisted review (TAR).But how on Earth can you quickly break down two years of e-discovery case law? With blistering efficiency, of course! Each case law breakdown includes four major elements: Why the case is importantBrief overview of case factsHow the Court ruledExpert commentary from... Read More

Friday Funnies: Exterro's Meme Series - Homework Edition

Created on February 28, 2020


Content Manager at Exterro

Still using manual e-discovery processes in 2020? Get the Definitive Guide to E-Discovery, and all your troubles are over, dude. 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