Exterro's E-Discovery & Privacy Breakdown

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 Meme Series: Spreadsheets Still?!?

Created on January 20, 2022

E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

As the saying goes, friends don't let friends use spreadsheets for e-discovery tasks. If you know someone who is using Excel to manage legal holds or document review workflows, you owe them some free advice:  Just point them over to exterro.com and we'll take care of the rest! If you're new to e-discovery and don't know where or how to start, a great place is with Exterro's 2nd Edition of the Basics of E-Discovery. Check it out for a great primer on all the key topics! And if you'd rather just have a... Read More

3 Great Reasons to Try Exterro Review for Free

Created on January 19, 2022

E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

With its innovative single-instance storage architecture, built-in process optimization, and industry-leading artificial intelligence, Exterro Review is transforming the document review process. And now, for a limited time, Exterro is giving you an opportunity to see for yourself for free, with six months free including 5 TB of data storage!  Document Review: More Necessary Than Ever As legal governance, risk, and compliance responsibilities increase in importance, privacy regulations, civil litigation, data breach remediation, and internal investigations demand organizations can rapidly: Identify and collect potentially relevant dataReview and analyze documents for responsivenessProduce responsive materials... Read More

Data Privacy Alert: Virginia Passes Consumer Data Protection Act

Created on January 18, 2022

Product Marketing Manager, Exterro

On March 2, 2021, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA) into law. Virginia is the second state to enact a comprehensive state privacy law, following California, yet its substance draws from both California’s laws—the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and the newly enacted California Privacy Rights and Enforcement Act (CPRA). The Virginia legislature is the first to enact such a law of its own—the California Legislature enacted the CCPA to preempt a ballot initiative in 2018 (and the CPRA was passed as a ballot initiative... Read More

3 Privacy Trends from 2021 to Watch in 2022

Created on January 17, 2022

E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

Today, legal departments and their leaders have more and wider-reaching concerns than at any time in the past. Not only must they understand their organization’s litigation landscape, but they must also be prepared to deal with security risks and incidents, compliance with multiple layers of privacy regulations, and provide strategic advice to business leadership. Doing so requires staying ahead of trends shaping e-discovery, privacy, and digital forensics, formerly disparate fields that are converging in the discipline of Legal Governance, Risk, and Compliance (Legal GRC). High-level lessons apply to all of these fields... Read More

Case Law Alert: Amazon Avoids E-Discovery Spoliation Sanctions By Producing Alternative Data

Created on January 14, 2022

Vice President, E-Discovery

Via Vadis, LLC v. Amazon.com, Inc. reiterates the fact that the burden to succeed on spoliation sanctions under FRCP 37(e) is very high. Courts will refer to the business judgment rule if the party accused of spoliating evidence did not act with any bad intent and if the requesting party was not prejudiced. Here the court found that sanctions were not warranted because the data deletion resulted from ordinary and reasonable business processes, any deletion of responsive data was inadvertent, and the deleted data was replaced with other data providing similar... Read More

Exterro: Getting Primed for Growth in 2022 at SKO

Created on January 14, 2022

E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

For many of us, 2020 and 2021 have felt like lost years—or at least years in limbo. Not so for Exterro. From the integration of privacy products into Exterro’s comprehensive legal GRC platform to the subsequent acquisition of AccessData and its suite of digital forensics solutions, the past two years have seen Exterro experience unprecedented innovation and growth, both in its technology and its business footprint. But new years are always a time for re-assessment, re-invigoration, and fresh starts. 2022 is no different. This week, Exterro’s team has assembled in Frisco, Texas... Read More

You Can Build Your Career at Exterro

Created on January 14, 2022

E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

After finishing his second year of law school and spending a summer redlining contracts and reviewing documents for litigation, Mike Hamilton, J.D., realized that a traditional lawyer’s career wasn’t what he was looking for. He was spending too much time isolated in solitary tasks, and he wasn’t exercising his creativity. But a friend’s sister was working on the lean marketing team of legal technology company, three or four years down the startup path, and they were looking to hire a marketer. It seemed worth a shot. Almost twelve years later, Mike... Read More